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Keywords: LTI, external tool, integration, single sign on, access, systems
Please note. No LTI integrations should be added to any UCL Moodle course unless it has been authorised and agreed with Digital Education and the Moodle Support team. LTI integrations can detrimentally affect our live Moodle environment and all LTI should pass through our internal technical checks. Also please note LTI integrations take data and pass that data to a third party source. The transmission of data MUST be agreed and reviewed by both ISD information security group and the UCL Data Protection Officer. Adjustments will be required to UCL Moodle Privacy and Data protection statements to ensure users are informed of that data transmission.
If you have a new LTI (external tool) for integration that you wish to use in Moodle, please contact email@example.com please allow plenty of time for technical review and data protection activities to take place.
The external tool activity module enables students to interact with learning resources and activities on other websites. For example, an external tool could provide access to a new activity type or learning materials from a publisher.
To create an external tool activity, a tool provider which supports LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) is required. Moodle editors can create an external tool activity or make use of a tool configured by the site administrator.
External tool activities differ from URL resources in a few ways:
You will need to ensure you have the relevant information from the company whose LTI you wish to use.
Further guidance on External Tool (LTI) are available from moodledocs.
If you find any inaccurate or missing information you can even update this yourself (it's a communal wiki).
If you have a specific question about the tool please contact the Digital Education team.
External Tools are something that it is difficult for Digital Education to support as they rely mostly on external companies.
This also has wider implications for things such as data protection, especially when you are sharing students information (usernames/ emails will be required in most cases) with an external company or institution.
If you are using an activity shared by another institution that means student information will be sent back to that institution, as well as being available for you to see, and therefore you will need to have a data protection agreement with that institution.
Some of the LTI compatible tools include the following. There are others that you may use if you have the correct information from the tool manager (e.g. URL, secret.
- None at this time.
- None at this time.