D2L: LTI 1.1 Adding an existing LTI Link to a Content Module


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Before adding links to a course module, they should be added to the "Manage External Learning Tool Links" area in your course admin area,  as described here: D2L Adding LTI Links to a Course  or  having copied the LTI links  from your shell course

*Optional* If the content item is a test or a quiz, after you have added link as an activity within a content module, you can manually associate it with a gradebook column (See the instructions further down this page for details.)  

Adding a link within a content module

Step 1. In your course content area, create a new module or go into an existing module where you wish to add an LTI link. Then click on "Add Existing Activities" and select "External Learning Tools" from the menu.



Step 2. A list of available External Learning Tool links will appear. Select the item you wish to add to the module from the list.


The selected link will be added to the module outline:


The content will display on the course page when students click on the link.



Associate assessments with a Gradebook Column - Optional

If you don't follow these steps a grade item will automatically be created and associated during grade syncing.  

If you prefer to manage this manually, follow these steps for the assessments (tests and quizzes); it is not necessary for ungraded content like tutorials and videos.

Step 1. To set up a gradebook column for a test or quiz, first find the item in your course content and click on it to view.


Step 2: Scroll down the page, past the embedded content, and look for the area that says "Assessment" under the "Activity Details" header. Click on "Add a grade item."


Click the + button to create a new Grade Item.


In the Add New Grade Item window that appears, enter a name for the assignment in the "Name" field. This will be the name of the column for the assignment in your course gradebook.


Before leaving this window, remember to scroll down and add a point value for the grade item. When students' scores on the assessment are synced back to D2L, their scores will be scaled according to the maximum points. For example, if a student answers 2 out of 5 quiz questions correctly and the grade item is worth 10 points, their grade in the course gradebook will be 4/10 or 40%. Make sure that the point value is not set to 0.

Once you've finished configuring the grade item, click the "Create" button.


After creating the grade item, make sure to select this item from the drop-down menu so that the content is associated with this grade item. Then, click "Save."


The InfoLit quiz is now associated with a gradebook column in your course. When a student takes the quiz, their score will sync to this column.


If you ever need to remove the LTI link from your course, make sure to disassociate the item from the gradebook column before deleting the LTI item itself. To do this, return to the Activity Details > Assessment > Add Grade Item area and select "No Grade" from the list of available grade items.




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