Installing LTI Tools in a Proprietary or Untested LMS

We provide suggested steps for setting up LTI tools in the more commonly used Learning Management Systems. If your LMS is proprietary or otherwise untested/unsupported, we offer more a generic installation guide to help you understand the overall process and apply that knowledge to your own situation. NROC Tech Support will help as we are able, but you may need additional assistance from your LMS' technical support department.

The following steps will get you started.

1. Check your LMS' conformance with IMS standards.

We provide Common Cartridge v. 1.0 and v. 1.1 files to install our LTI-based courses. Your LMS may support one or both. Version 1.1 installs tend to be more automated, and 1.0 installs tend to require a more manual approach, where each LTI links must be configured individually.

Your LMS must support IMS Common Cartridge v. 1.0 or v. 1.1 and LTI.  Check your LMS' compliance on the IMS Global conformance chart.

2. Review the General Installation Guide

We cannot make specific recommendations about how to install the course in LMSes we have not tested. We have created a generalized guide to installation to assist you, but you will need to rely on your own administrative knowledge of your LMS and your LMS' technical support department as needed. This guide includes links to the LMS-specific installation guides which you can use for reference and guidance.

3. Consider reviewing the supported LMS install guides.

You may need to view more than one alternate LMS install guide and test both CC versions. The Moodle instructions for LTI are the simplest, and reflect the typical automated install using the IMSCC v1.1 download file. The Desire2Learn instructions are the most complicated, as D2L does not support CC v1.1. Desire2Learn users must configure each LTI link manually. If you find that your LMS is on the manual end of the spectrum, the Desire2Learn instructions may be very helpful.

All of the LTI installation guides are available at If you need help locating these resources, you can find instructions here.

4. Contact Tech Support if you need help.

We are happy to assist members to whatever extent we can. We do not have experience with your LMS, but we will try to provide guidance and suggestions. You can submit a support ticket at any time if you need additional help.

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