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LTI integration

Using LTI with BetterExaminations

LTI overview

The mainstay of any Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is the LMS (Learning Management System) so it’s vital that the other learning and communication tools you use play nicely with it. In the past, integration methods for third-party applications varied between LMS vendors which duplicated effort for the developers of those applications and guaranteed vendor lock-in for your VLE.

LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) was developed as an agnostic framework to integrate third-party learning tools (Tool Providers) with a Tool Consumer (typically an LMS). The key benefit is positioning your LMS as the hub of your learning environment so other applications can share course, student and grade data while understanding (and maintaining) the context of the relationship between those types of data.

Adding an LTI integration to BetterExaminations Online

Diagram explaining LTI integration

Configuring BetterExaminations Online to integrate with an LMS via LTI version 1.3 gives you the ability to:

  • create a course in BetterExaminations Online from an LMS course
  • associate the users and students of an LMS course with the newly created course in BetterExaminations Online
  • push grades from BetterExaminations Online to the LMS is a standard format
  • users and students can navigate to courses and exams in BetterExaminations Online from links in the LMS
  • authenticate LMS users in BetterExaminations Online 

Note: Since LMSs do not support Exam sittings all sittings for an Exam are merged into a single Exam before grades are pushed to the LMS. If a user is in more than one sitting of the same Exam only their most recent submission is pushed to the LMS.

Configuring LTI integration

The steps to configuring an LTI Integration differ slightly between LTI Platforms.

Select your platform from the list below to learn how to configure the integration: