LMS Integration Options

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There are two main methods for integrating the Credo content into a Learning Management System:

  • Deep links and embed codes can be used to link to content from an LMS course, as you would link to other web content. When using this option, any InfoLit (formerly Instruct) assessment scores are logged in Credo's assessment reports, but are not synced automatically to the LMS gradebook.
  • LTI Integration - InfoLit (formerly Instruct) customers can use the LTI Links provided on their admin dashboard to set up an LTI integration. This option allows for InfoLit assessment scores to sync automatically to the LMS gradebook. See the instructions for your LMS (linked below) to learn how to set up grade syncing.

All Credo Learning Tools products, including the InfoLit (formerly known as Instruct or InfoLit Modules) and View, have deep links and embed codes available for integration. LTI integration is available only for InfoLit, and not View or K-12 products.

Brief descriptions of how these integration options handle student assessment data are provided below.  For detailed information, see also our article on Student Access Methods and Assessment Data

 

Using Deep Links (Direct Links) and Embed Codes

On your admin dashboard, Credo provides links for each content item. The whole course link can be used to link to the content outline, while the other deep links point to individual videos, tutorials, and quizzes. These links can also be embedded directly on a page using an iframe embed code. For your convenience, we also provide a full list of embed codes on your admin dashboard.

The deep links and embed codes can be used within your LMS courses to link out to the Credo platform or display the content directly on the course page. This is set up as you would add any other hyperlink or HTML embed code to your course content.

Deep links and embed codes can use proxy, IP, or referring URL authentication, depending on which option(s) are used by your institution. See Authentication Options for more information. 

Quiz/Test Scores: Students accessing our platform in this way will be prompted to fill out a brief form before taking a test or quiz. The form information, along with their quiz/test score, is logged in Credo's system. Admins can retrieve assessment data from Insights, our reporting dashboard. 

See Assessment Reports Overview for more information about assessment reporting. For more information about the Quiz Form and how to customize it, see Student Access Methods and Assessment Data. If you have questions about how to configure what student data is stored by Credo, please do not hesitate to ask by contacting support@credoreference.com.

Grades cannot be synced automatically to the gradebook in the LMS using this integration option. 

 

LTI Integration

LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) is a standard developed by IMS Global for integrating tools and apps into platforms such as Learning Management Systems. Credo Education is LTI v1.0 and v1.1 certified. For more information about the LTI standard, check out IMS Global's website.

Advantages of using an LTI integration for InfoLit include:

  • seamless access for students (no secondary log-in)
  • automatic syncing of student quiz/test scores to course gradebooks 

To set up an LTI integration, you will need the following information, all of which is provided on the "How to Use" tab of your admin dashboard:

  • Consumer Key
  • Consumer Secret
  • Launch Domain

Typically, this information is used to configure Credo as a Tool Provider or External App in your LMS; then, you can add the individual LTI links to your course as assignments. The steps vary depending on what Learning Management System you use; for detailed information, see our set-up documentation:

If you have trouble setting up your LTI integration, see our troubleshooting steps, or get in touch with our support team at support@credoreference.com for assistance.

Quiz/Test Scores: The LTI integration can automatically pass certain information about users to our system, including their LMS username/email address and the course in which they are using our content. Since this data can be synced to our system automatically, students are not prompted to fill out a form before taking a quiz/test, as they would be using other authentication methods. If you have questions about how to configure what student data is stored by Credo, please do not hesitate to ask by contacting support@credoreference.com.

Once a student takes a test or quiz, their score is logged in Credo's assessment reports, which can be retrieved by admins from Insights, our reporting dashboard. If you have set up your LTI integration to allow grade passback, the score will also sync automatically to the LMS gradebook. 

 

A note about student privacy

Credo is FERPA-compliant and considers data privacy and security to be a matter of utmost importance. If you have any concerns about what data Credo stores, who has access to that data, and how to configure your integration to comply with your institution's data privacy standards, please do not hesitate to ask our support team for assistance. Options for anonymous access are available and we are more than happy to advise you on the best way to configure this for your account. We can be reached at support@credoreference.com.

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