Capture a page Context


Things taken out of context don’t tend to end well

With a Context, you can pick the right spot for your communications and analysis.

A Context is a webpage or area of a webpage, saved with unique characteristics, known as Recognition Rules and Context Parameters.

Whenever you capture a Context, you must start by capturing the page. Once that’s done, you can zoom in and create another Context on a section of that page like a link, a button, even just an area.


Follow the steps below to create and save your page Context.


Open up the EesyProducer and log into the relevant environment.

TIP! It’s a good idea to practice in your staging environment first.


In the Navigation Panel on the left, click on the folder in which you want the Context to be stored.


Click on the Create a new Screen Capture button OR navigate through the menu to create a new Context.


Enter the web address of your LMS application.

TIP! Remember, it is good practice to create everything in your staging environment first. You can use your LMS staging environment too.

Navigate to the page you want to capture. This will be the page on which your message appears or from where your Help Items are accessible.

Now, click on the button.

Enter a relevant title describing your Screen Capture. We recommend using the page name or description.

If you want to create a Screen Capture of a dropdown menu or a popup window in Blackboard, hover over that area and on your keyboard: ctrl + alt + c. You can then close the Capture window.


You will now be prompted to add some rules to this Context.

This is to make sure that your Context is unique and is only triggered under the conditions you define.

The Host relates to the environments in which the Context is active. A checked box will limit the Context to be valid only for that specific environment. We recommend that you tick this box when using your staging environment.

The Path relates to the webpage address of your screenshot. This should always be checked.

The Parameters relate to recognizing features within the webpage address. The parameters define under which conditions this Context is valid. To understand parameters and how they will affect your Context please see our Guide to Recognition Rules and Context Parameters.


You can now close the Screen Capture window and you will see your page Context in the Navigation Panel on the left.

The page is surrounded by a red border, showing you the area included in your Context.

Congratulations! You have now created and saved your page Context.

But don’t stop there!