How to use LTI links in Lessons

This article describes how to use lesson links to send students to an assignment page in another LMS using LTI tools.

LTI stands for Learning Tools Interoperability. It' i's a software standard that lets users in one system jump to other systems without a separate login or app (it also lets the two systems share pertinent information with one another). Typically, schools use LTI when employing another LMS to provide course content to your students while using Populi to store the permanent academic record.

  • This article describes how an administrator can set up your school's Populi courses to use LTI.
  • You can also add LTI links on the Course > Info view.

When designing your lesson, you can use links to send students to an assignment page in another LMS using LTI tools.

  1. On the lesson's Design tab, click to add a new Link.
  2. Enter the URL.
  3. Enter a display name for the URL—if you don't enter anything here, the lesson will just display the raw URL.
  4. Click show advanced options.
  5. Select a built-in LTI tool or manually enter the LTI credentials.
  6. Check to require students to visit the link to complete the lesson.
  7. When you're done, click Save.

When students click this link, they'll automatically be taken to the page in the other LMS. You can also connect an LTI link to one of the lesson's assignments so that the work completed in the other system will supply a grade for the Populi gradebook:

Using LTI to pass grades into Populi's gradebook

For this method, you'll need to have associated an assignment with a lesson.

  1. If you haven't yet, follow the instructions for adding an assignment to your lesson.
  2. Click add a link.
  3. Enter the URL and title.
  4. Click show advanced options.
  5. Select an LTI tool or enter custom parameters.
  6. Select the assignment you wish to interact with this LTI tool.
  7. When you're done, click Save.

Now that you've added this LTI link, when you enter grades in the other system, it will send those grades back to Populi and automatically fill in your course's gradebook.

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