Overview

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.

Content Selection

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 Schoology

Get Your LTI Credentials 

Contact goopenva@doe.virginia.gov 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 Schoology

  1. Navigate to the GoOpenVA Application Installation Page on the Schoology App Center.
  2. Click the “Install LTI App” button.



  3. If you are an administrator, you will be able to install for your entire School or Organization. Individual teachers may be able to install for their own courses by selecting “Install for Me”.

  4. Click “Configure” and enter the Key and Secret you obtained from goopenva@doe.virginia.gov. Don’t forget to click “Save Settings” when you are finished!



  5. Click the “Install/Remove” Button and select where you’d like to install the tool. 





  6.  Navigate to your Course and select “Add Materials” and then click “GoOpenVA” in the right hand sidebar to launch the tool and select content.



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

Required Parameters

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)

  • tool_consumer_instance_guid

  • role

  • email

  • userid

*If parameters do not conform exactly to the parameters listed above, the LTI tool will return a missing parameter error.

Optional Parameters

  • launch_presentation_return_url

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.

Error Messages

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.