LearningStudio Tool Integrator

LearningStudio Tool Integrator makes it easier to integrate external content from a third party provider into the course experience. 

We have automated a formerly manual process. Now, integrated items take on a more native course feel. Instructors and course content authors can create “external content or tools” as content items. The Tool Integrator will associate content with specific third-party tools that are activated for the institution and integrate them into the course in the same fashion as a threaded discussion or exam item. Instructors can also choose whether the content is launched in a new window or within the course frame.  

Available right now:

  • VoiceThread
    • Full LTI integration with choice for how to open the tool (My Voice, Course View, Single VT.)
    • Chose different options each time you add a new VT item through the integrator.
  • B&N Instructor Bookstore
    • Also known as FacultyEnlight.
    • Adopt your course texts and link them directly to your course.
  • B&N Student Bookstore
    • Give your students a direct link to purchase the correct book linked to your course.
  • B&N Yuzu
    • If there is an electronic version of your textbook, make it available to your students through Yuzu.
  • CampusPack
    • Easily adopt a blog/podcast/portfolio tool for your course to engage your students.
  • Notifications
    • This is the same as the notifications tool on the top toolbar, but allows you to list the tool directly in your navigation for better visablitiy.

How do I use it?

  1. The tool name can be customized. Select from the item type dropdown menu, 'External Tool.'
    external_tool_add
  2. Navigate to the content item you created, in Author mode, and select the tool you would like to use.
    external_tool_select_tool
    Note: You cannot change this select after it has been made.
  3. Choose if the tool should open 'in a frame' or 'in a new window'
    external_tool_select_open
    Note: We recommend 'In a frame', but some tools can only be opened in a new window.
  4. Submit your selection, and navigate to 'Course mode' to use the tool.

What to expect:

  • Use of LTI integrations.
  • Future integrations with third party tools that have LTI integrations will be available as requested. Tools can be specific to a school. The requester at Rutgers will need to have an aggreement in place with the third party tool.
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