LTI (Learning Tool Interoperability) provides a standardised way to integrate externally hosted learning content on your platform. LTI provides two-way communication:

Option 1: TinQwise LXP hosts content provided by an external system

Option 2: An external LMS uses LTI to host TinQwise content

Option 1

TinQwise LXP hosts content provided by an external system

Any LTI tool can be added in the platform by simply entering:

  • the URL

  • the secret

  • the key

As long as you have these three information entries, you can effortlessly link any external tool to your platform.

  1. How does a LTI module act and what data are transferred

  2. How to link an external LTI to LXP

  3. Some other remarks to keep in mind

How does a LTI module act?

When learners click on the module that is linked to an external provider, the platform uses the URL, secret, and key information to launch the externally hosted tool.

This method allows a secure data transfer. The data can include:

  • users info and role,

  • attendance,

  • course completion, and

  • grades

How to link an external LTI module to LXP? 🔨

Step 1. Navigate to LXP Control > Modules and click on the top right button Add SCORM/LTI

Step 2. click on Connect LTI learning solution.

Step 3. Fill out the boxes:

  • a content identifier to make the module searchable

  • add a title

  • add a description

  • add the Launch URL of the LTI module

  • add the client key

  • add the client secret

  • and a threshold

Client key and secret is information that is shared from the LTI provider per module.
Threshold is something that can be chosen, usually the provider gives a default one.

Step 4. Save your changes by clicking Create LTI module.

Step 5. Find the LTI module in the list of modules to view the module details. Customise the module tile by editing the module title and image.

Step 6. If the LTI module includes learning content (instead of an exam), go to the LTI settings on the modules detail page. Edit the data field as Progress, allowing LXP to differentiate learning content from score-based measurements such as exams or quizzes.

Good to know 👀

  • Note that our platforms support LTI version 1.1.

  • Once you create an LTI connection, the new LTI module will be integrated in LXP like any other modules. For example, you can edit modules details, and create automations for your LTI modules.

  • An example for external LTI providers that are currently linked to a TinQwise platform is GoodHabitz

Option 2

An external LMS uses LTI to host TinQwise content

You can also host TinQwise LXP content in an external LMS allowing learners to be redirected to TinQwise LXP, and learners will automatically land on the discovery stream. With this connection, learners will have access not only to one specific content but to an entire LXP.

How to link LXP to your external LMS? 🔨

Step 1. Start with enabling the 'LTI' feature in Control via 'Settings'

Step 2. Go to Audience > Integrations > LTI

Step 3. Click on Create LTI

Step 4. Give the LTI a name and select your target group (see the remarks in the next section) Save the settings.

This will automatically create you the LTI elements:

  • Key

  • Secret

  • Launch URL

Step 5. View or change the LTI details via Actions > Change details.

Step 6. Connect LTI details to the external LMS to access the content.

Good to know 👀

  • Before setting up the LTI connection, you should ensure that the LXP is all set and ready. Each LTI connection is created for a specific target group. This will allow learners to have access to the discovery stream that is designed for their group only. Therefore, setting up the LXP (the group structure, automations, and content) is essential before you start hosting TinQwise LTI in an external LMS.

  • Since the learners have access to the entire TinQwise LXP, they will also be able to interact with all the unique features.

  • TinQwise LXP shares the learner progress data regularly with the external LMS. This allows the admins of the external LMS to receive fast and accurate data. However, the way this data is used heavily depends on the external LMS that hosts the TinQwise LXP content.

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