- Getting Set Up in Moodle
- Technical Documentation and Troubleshooting
- Additional Resources
Installation Process Overview
Here is a high-level overview of the installation process.
The openNCCC Administrator sends an email to each college’s LMS Administrator. The email contains tool configuration details and a link to this article.
The LMS Administrator sets up the Tool consumer in Moodle and sends data back to the openNCCC Administrator.
The openNCCC Administrator sets up the tool in openNCCC and notifies the LMS Administrator to begin testing the tool.
Supported Browsers and Platforms
ISKME supports the LTI 1.3 tool in openNCCC for Moodle and Open LMS in these browsers and platforms.
The LTI 1.3 tool allows any educator to browse and embed media objects alongside other content within assignments, or to select content which comprises entire modules, lessons, or units. All users can search content added to openNCCC Collections. Additionally, users can also browse or search content from Group Shared Folders and personal My Items libraries, if that content has been configured and made available.
Authentication and Account Provisioning
The tool will automatically create new openNCCC accounts for instructors if they don’t already have one, and grant instructors access to all of their college’s private openNCCC collections and all shared openNCCC collections. Account information from openNCCC is not collected or stored for student users. Instead, students have view-only access to openNCCC content that their instructors have embedded in Moodle and Opencourses.
LTI 1.3 Tool Preview Images
Here are preview images of the content provided by the LTI tool. When an instructor adds a new activity using the openNCCCS LTI tool, the instructor will be able to search and browse items in their college’s Collections, their own personal saved Items, and their openNCCC Group folders. For more details, refer to Adding openNCCC content to Moodle and Open LMS Courses with the LTI 1.3 Tool.
This screen shows what browsing My Collections looks like in the LTI 1.3 tool.
This screen shows what browsing My Items looks like in the LTI 1.3 tool.
This screen shows what browsing My Group folders looks like in the LTI 1.3 tool.
Getting Set Up in Moodle
Get Your LTI Installation Information Credentials
Contact the openNCCC Administrator at openNCCChelp@nccommunitycolleges.edu and ask for LTI 1.3 tool installation information.
Installing and Configuring the App in Moodle
LTI 1.3 must be installed by your openNCCC Administrator and your LMS Administrator. It can’t be installed by teachers or course managers. For more information about LTI 1.3’s security features, refer to Why Platforms and Tools Should Adopt LTI 1.3 by IMS Global.
Follow these steps to create a new LTI Tool in Moodle.
1. Go to Site Administration.
2. Select the Plugins tab.
3. Scroll down to Activity Modules and select Manage Tools (under External Tool).
Select Configure tool manually
Complete the Tool settings. This section contains the values you will send to the openNCCC Administrator so the openNCCC Administrator can set up the tool.
For Tool URL, enter the Tool URL supplied by the openNCCC Administrator.
For LTI version, select LTI 1.3
For Public key type, select RSA key
For Initiate login URL and Redirection URL(s), enter the URLs supplied by the openNCCC Administrator.
For Tool configuration usage, select the default Show as preconfigured tool when adding to an external tool.
For Default launch container, select the default Embed, without blocks.
In the Privacy section, for Share launcher’s name with tool, select Delegate to teacher.
For Share launcher’s email with tool, select Always. (We won’t be able to log in instructors automatically if this isn’t set to Always.)
For Accept grades from the tool, select Never.
Select the box for Force SSL to ensure secure connections.
Select Save changes.
Accessing and Sharing Tool Configuration Details
Go to Manage activities and select the Tool configuration details icon next to the gear icon. The openNCCC Administrator needs the Tool configuration details to complete the setup. Select Email to send to openNCCChelp@nccommunitycolleges.edu.
After the openNCCC Administrator notifies you that the tool is configured, let your instructors know the tool name that you chose so they can access the tool to add content to their courses.
To access Tool settings later, select the gear icon.
Technical Documentation and Troubleshooting
Refer to LTI 1.3 Troubleshooting and Technical Documentation (for all LMSs) as a first step in supporting your users.
Refer to these articles on the openNCCC Help Center.