LTI v1.3 and LTI Advantage
|Member Resources||Public Documents||Background|
- Introduction of the IMS Security Framework specification prescribing improved security based on OAuth2 and JSON Web Tokens
- Improved documentation and migration guidance to help move the market from the benefits of basic launch to the full suite of LTI possibilities
- Alignment with the LTI Advantage set of services or extensions that enable a fully integrated and innovative digital ecosystem
LTI Advantage is a package of key LTI extensions that build on LTI v1.3 to implement features that support teaching and learning activities, such as the provisioning of usernames and roles so a tool can intelligently address the learner on launch, and the sharing of assignments from a platform to an assessment tool and the subsequent scores back to a central gradebook. Watch the Get to Know LTI Advantage video.
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Member Resources (login required)
LTI Core Specification
- LTI v1.3 - Candidate Final status
LTI Advantage Specifications
- Assignment and Grade Services v2.0 - Candidate Final status
◦ OpenAPI Swagger View - Candidate Final status
- Names and Role Provisioning Services v2.0 - Candidate Final status
- Deep Linking v2.0 - Candidate Final status (updated 31 July 2018)
NEW LTI v1.3 and LTI Advantage Reference Implementation
- Reference Implementation (RI) - IMS members can now test your product(s) when implementing LTI v1.3 and LTI Advantage using the provided Platform and Tool with the full set of services and messages. A public version of the Test Tool with basic functionality is also available. The Reference Implementation source code (written in Ruby) is also available to IMS Contributing Members. Contact Us if you're a Contributing Member and would like access.
- LTI Advantage Certification FAQ
Additional LTI Extensions
- LTI Basic Outcomes v1.1 - Candidate Final status
- LTI Resource Search - Candidate Final status
- Proctoring Service - coming soon
IMS-wide Security Framework
- IMS Security Framework v1.0 - Candidate Final status (updated 25 July 2018)
Public Documents and Resources
NEW LTI v1.3 Reference Implementation
- Reference Implementation - Provides a Platform and Tool with basic functionality to test your product(s) when implementing LTI v1.3. An enhanced version of the Test Tool with the full set of LTI Advantage services and message types is available to IMS members.
Current Version Specification Documents
Previous Version Specification Documents
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LTI in Brief
The IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard prescribes a way to easily and securely connect learning applications and tools with platforms like learning management systems (LMS), portals and learning object repositories on your premise or in the cloud, in a secure and standard manner and without the need for expensive custom programming. Using LTI, if you have an interactive assessment application or virtual chemistry lab, it can be securely connected to your LMS with a few clicks. LTI is comprised of a central core and optional extensions to add optional features and functions. The LTI core establishes a secure connection and confirms the tool’s authenticity while the extensions add features like the exchange of assignment and grade data between an assessment tools and your LMS gradebook.
IMS Global has testing programs that enable products to be certified compliant with specific standards and features of the standards. For technology suppliers, participation in the IMS Global certification process is the fastest and most cost-effective way to achieve product integrations. For institutions, ensuring that your educational technology tools are IMS Global certified is the best way to establish a plug-and-play ecosystem, allowing your tools and content to work together seamlessly, giving you more choice, and reducing your total cost of ownership. IMS Global members have access to expert support to implement the standards prior to completing conformance certification. Learn more to begin taking advantage of the benefits of certification.
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