David Robinson, Georgia Gwinnett College
- Mash up nifty tools with an Learning Management System.
- It is a standard, so a defined protocol achieves application portability. The tool can work with any LMS the same.
- Tool Provider : the tool with its packaging.
- Tool Consumer : the system using the tool, like D2L.
- Context : the course or another other location with the consumer like the Org in D2L. IMS contexts need to be mapped to D2L contexts.
- Link : is a link.
- Roles : various systems call roles different things. The IMS roles need to be mapped to the D2L roles.
- LTI Secret Sauce :
- Tool admin provides link, key, and secret
- D2L admin creates the External Learning Tool which includes the link, key, and secret.
- Instructor adds the quick link to the tool for the course.
- User clicks the link. Information sent to the tool provider such as user, context, role, key, and signature. User launched into the remote tool. A Single-Sign On, aka no login again.
- Macmillan wants the admin to setup a link for every course. Impossible to sustain. McGraw-Hill one link and instructors setups the course by selecting a book.
- Select where it will be deployed such as every Course Offering under a Course Template.
- Open in New Window tends to work better than inside an iFrame.
- Instructor role by default can create LTIs, even duplicates.