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External Tools

The external tool enables Moodle users to interact with Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI)-compliant learning resources and activities on other web sites. For instance, an external tool could provide access to a new activity type or learning materials from a publisher.

Step 1 Editing

Login to course and Turn editing on, located in the Course administration.

Turn editing on

Step 2 Add

Click on the “Add an activity or resource” Add an activity or resource, there is a pop-up window that will have all the activities and resources listed.

Add an activity or Resource clickable link

The external tool activity module enables students to interact with learning resources and activities on other web sites. 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. A teacher 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:

  • External tools are context aware i.e. they have access to information about the user who launched the tool, such as institution, course and name

  • External tools support reading, updating, and deleting grades associated with the activity instance

  • External tool configurations create a trust relationship between your site and the tool provider, allowing secure communication between them

Please send the file to Ron Coller at collerr@kellogg.edu and he will install this for you.

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