LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) is a way for an LMS (Learning Management System) such as Canvas or Blackboard to send students to specific courses and assignments and receive grades back when students finish their work.
There are two ways to make your Edfinity course visible to your institution's LMS. You can make your entire course appear as a single assignment in the LMS, and use an average of the Edfinity grades for your LMS grades. Or you can make each assignment appear in the LMS individually. Both approaches are discussed in the LMS-specific documentation below.
Your LMS needs to have some configuration done before you can make configure your course for LTI. If you don't know if this has been performed already, contact your institutions's LMS administrator. The administrator can contact Edfinity at email@example.com.
Note that most integrations are on a school-wide basis, so it's important that your Edfinity user settings specifies the right school.
The method for setting up a course varies slightly by LMS. Choose your institution's LMS for step-by-step setup instructions.
- Blackboard (Coming soon)
Coordinating due dates
Edfinity and your LMS both have a means of setting availability dates and due dates. Issues can arise when the two systems get out of sync.
Grades are posted from Edfinity to your LMS when an assignment is finished. This happens either after the due date passes, or when a student finishes an assignment with the "Release when completed" release method configured.
Unless you have all of your assignments set to "Release when completed," you will need to coordinate due dates. We recommend using Edfinity to manage the dates and allow unrestricted access to assignments from within your LMS. If this isn't possible, you will need to ensure due dates are manually synchronized in both systems in order to prevent issues with availability.