Eliademy supports embedding external tools as course content attachments via Learning Tools Interoperability™ (LTI) protocol. Some applications are pre-configured for the end user and additional apps can be added individualy.
In order to get a general overview of how LTI works, please refer to IMS Global tutorial. Official documentation fully covers all major concepts of LTI protocol. The next figure illustrates the basic of LTI.
If you are interested in developing LTI compatible applications, please follow the official developer documentation. For authentication purposes LTI relies on the OAuth protocol. For an extensive description, please refer to Basic LTI Security Model section in LTI 1.0 spec.
Content from LTI compatible resources can be attached to any course in Eliademy.
Some basic LTI compatible apps are available out of the box (Khan Academy, TED Ed, Wikipedia etc). No additional steps are required and those apps are available for all Eliademy users.
Users can also configure additional apps, which will be exclusively linked to their personal account. Configuration needs to be done only once, and will remain on App selection screen unless removed or edited manually.
LTI configuration details should be obtained from the third party service provider via their developer website or by email request. The following details are reqired to configre a custom app in Eliademy.
Resources added this way (for both pre-configured and custom apps) will be accessible to all course participants, assuming that the added app does not require additional authentication settings. Course creators can rename and delete added resources in the same way as any file attachments. Clicking on the resource will open the linked resource in a new window.
An extensive and up to date list of LTI compatible apps can be found on the community run Edu Apps website. Most of them can be enabled in Eliademy by an educator. Whenever assistance is required, please get in touch with us via our support page.
At this moment we are working on adding compliance with the LTI 1.1 spec. This will enable educators to link external self assesment tools to Eliademy and keep track of received scores directly on the course tasks page.