This article explains how to use an already installed LTI 1.3 tool, to add content to your Moodle courses. 

Before you can add content to your Moodle Courses, you will need to have your Moodle Admin submit a Help Desk Ticket and go through the process of installing the LTI tool in your Moodle instance. 

Add an LTI Link to Your Course

  1. Go to Site home and select the desired course from Available courses. 

  2. Select Turn editing on in the top right corner.

  1. Select + Add an activity or resource

  1. Select Add an activity or resource in the bottom right corner of the module to which you will add content.

  2. In the Add an activity or resource window, select External Tool.

  1. Enter the Activity name and select the tool from the list of Preconfigured tools. We will use the fictitious Open NCCC Tool Test as the Preconfigured tool. Scroll down and select Save and display at the bottom of the screen. Do not select the Select content button.

  1. You can now view the available collections. (This sample screen may not reflect your collections.)

Search, Browse, Preview, and Select Content to Add to your Course

After you select your desired course and add the External Tool to view your Collections, the steps below apply to Collections, Items, and Groups. Here we will focus on Collections.

In My Collections, you can:

  1. Select the desired collection and browse or filter results by Course tags aligned to NCCCS standards, Subject, and Material type. Here we will select the Mathematics Assessment Project collection.

  2. Search Resources by keywords. (Note that you must be in the My Items tab or the My Group tab to search for content in My Items or My Groups, respectively.)

  3. Preview the content.

  4. Choose Select to embed the content in your course. 

  5. Let’s select the Sidewalk Stones activity to embed our course. 

This screen shows the teacher’s view of the Sidewalk Stones activity embedded in a course. 

Common Questions

What does the LTI Tool do?

The LTI 1.3 tool allows any educator to find learning activities that have been published to Featured Collections on your site, and embed them within assignments, modules, or other Moodle pages. If educators are members of Groups or already have a Personal Account account on your site where they have been authoring or curating content,  educators will be able to access and embed content from Group Shared Folders and personal My Items libraries using this tool. 

Do I need an existing account on this site to use the LTI Tool?  

When a course instructor launches the LTI tool, a new account will be automatically generated if the instructor doesn't already have one. This gives the Instructor access to all Featured Collections

If I do have an existing account on this site, how do I connect it to my Moodle account?

If a user has previously created an account on the platform, and then later launches the LTI Tool in the LMS, the user will be asked for a one-time identity verification to confirm linking their accounts. The user should click the Link Accounts button to verify their identity.

For example, the user will see a message that looks similar to the message below:

How do Students Access Content? 

Account information for student users is not collected or stored. Instead, students have view-only access to content that their instructors have embedded in Moodle courses.