The GoOpenVA LTI tool allows educators to embed GoOpenVA content within any Learning Management System that supports LTI 1 or 1.1. It has currently been fully tested for Quality Assurance in Canvas, Moodle, Blackboard, and Schoology.
The LTI tool allows any educator to browse and embed media objects alongside other content within assignments, or select content which comprises entire modules, lessons, or units. All users are able to search content added to GoOpenVA Collections. Additionally, users can also able to 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 provides automated authentication and new account provisioning, providing users with an "SSO like" experience. The LTI key/secret pair can also be configured to automatically add new users to an GoOpenVA Group.
LTI Tool Preview Images
Some basic preview images of the tool have been included below. More details about using the LTI tool are available in the "Using the LTI tool" section of this guide.
This is a screenshot showing what browsing GoOpenVA Collections looks like in the LTI tool.
This is a screenshot showing what browsing My Items looks like in the LTI tool.
This is a screenshot showing what browsing Group folders looks like in the LTI tool.
Getting Set up in Moodle
Get Your LTI Credentials
Contact email@example.com for your LTI Credentials.
If you would like to configure access to a specific GoOpenVA Group you have created, please specify that in your email.
Installing and Configuring the App in Moodle
1. Open Site Administration
2. Click on the Plugins Tab
3. Scroll Down to Activity Modules and Click on “Manage Tools”
4. Paste the following URL into the input box and click “Add”: https://www.eduappcenter.com/configurations/hdmt8bfc3myp1rhl.xml
5. Enter the Key and Secret you obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org, and click “Save Changes”
6. Adjust Settings by clicking on gear icon in the upper right hand corner of newly created tool
7. Scroll down to Privacy. Make sure email is always shared, and check “Force SSL” *Note: If you don’t share email, you will need to manually log in with your email and password every time you use the tool.
Troubleshooting and Technical Documentation
The GoOpenVA LTI Tool Provider conforms to the IMS LTI 1.1 Standard: https://www.imsglobal.org/specs/ltiv1p1/implementation-guide
We also support Content Item Message Extension, or Deep Linking: https://www.imsglobal.org/specs/lticiv1p0
The following parameters must be present in LTI launch request sent by the Tool Consumer
One of the following content identification parameters:
a.) resource_link_id (alphanumeric GUID)
b.) custom_redirect_url (full URL pointing to content on the GoOpenVA platform, used in manual config only)
*If parameters do not conform exactly to the parameters listed above, the LTI tool will return a missing parameter error.
If this parameter is present it will be used to redirect a user when a resource is selected in the picker interface. Otherwise, user is redirected to the specified GoOpenVA content page.
If the cause of the error is known, the LTI tool will return an error message with debugging information. The most common cause of errors is missing LTI parameters.