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 general guide 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. 

3. Reviewing the tips for other LMSes.

In some cases, we have gleaned tips from our users and from test installations in various LMSes, so we share those in a tabbed interface on the installation guide page. If your LMS is not listed, then we do not have any particular suggestions. Use the other LMS suggestions as a guide to what your settings might be, and check with your LMS support team if you are unsure how to proceed.

Canvas and Moodle tend to be the most straightforward. The Desire2Learn/Brightspace instructions are the most complicated, as D2L does not support CC v1.1 and 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.


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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