Thomson and Voeks Present LTI at LTDC breakout of ITMC (read the article to learn what the acronyms stand for!)

Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) is a lightweight integration to link external web applications into a learning management system (like D2L). For example, the UW-Madison eText pilot uses LTI to give students access to their Courseload textbooks.

John Thomson and Dan Voeks presented LTI and how it can be implemented at the Spring 2012 LTDC (Learning Technology Development Council) breakout session of the Information Technology Manager’s Conference (ITMC) in Stevens Point, WI on April 17.

Knowledge of the LTI standard will help campuses as they consider tools that they would like to integrate into their LMS.

The presentation slides below cover:

  • how LTI works,
  • its security model,
  • some of the tools that are available now
  • considerations for data stewardship and identity/access policies

Resources:

Official list of tools: http://www.imsglobal.org/cc/alltools

LTI and Shibboleth: http://www.dr-chuck.com/csev-blog/2012/03/connecting-ims-learning-tools-interoperability-and-saml/