Will NROC Courses work with my LMS?

Note: Some NROC Courses use LTI to connect with your LMS. This connection allows students to work seamlessly in NROC Courses without a login. Instructors need a login to view reports.
This should not be confused with the LTI connection used by EdReady single sign-on (SSO).

Technical Specifications for NROC Course Installation

There are two common industry standards and protocols that your Learning Management System (LMS) must support for NROC Courses to be utilized. 

You should contact your LMS' support department to confirm that they support these specifications. Some LMSes provide documentation on "how to install IMSCC files", or "how to set up an LTI connection".  

IMSCC (IMS Common Cartridge) - Your LMS must be able to import a course provided in the IMSCC or "Common Cartridge" format (i.e., files that have a .imscc extension)

Applies to:

  • All Courses

LTI v. 1.1 (Learning Tools Interoperability) - Your LMS must support the creation of an LTI (version 1.1) connection to our system so we can share data securely. This may be called a "tool" or "app" or some other name. The most common identifier for an LTI tool or app is that it has fields for a "key" and "secret". These act like a password for your system to access ours. 

Applies to:

  • NROC Developmental Math with Pre-Assessments
  • NROC Developmental English

Confirm With Your LMS Support Team

There are two questions you should ask your support team:

  1. Is it possible to import an IMS Common Cartridge (IMSCC) file into [your LMS] to create a course? 
  2. Does [your LMS] support the use of LTI (i.e., the use of a consumer key and secret) to connect with a third-party content provider for authorization and access to course content housed on the third-party's server?
The answer to the first question MUST be yes to use any NROC Courses. If they do not support IMSCC import, then there is no way to install the content into your classes.
If they support IMSCC, but do not support LTI, there are two courses that you can use:
  • NROC Algebra 1
  • NROC Developmental Math (standard version without pre-assessments)

LMSes Commonly Used by NROC Members

Based on our members' experiences and (in some cases) internal testing, we have confidence that the following LMSes support NROC Courses with both IMSCC imports and LTI connections.

  • Moodle
  • Canvas
  • Blackboard
  • Sakai
  • Schoology
  • D2L/Brightspace 

Systems That Do Not Support NROC Courses

Getting Help from NROC

We at NROC will be happy to assist you with any questions or answer any questions your LMS support team may have. You can reach us by filling out the general support form at We respond to questions within one business day.

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