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Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) FAQ


Use this page as a starting point to answer your general questions about LTI.


Learning Tools Interoperability (or LTI) is a standard aimed at providing a common language that online curriculum uses to ‘speak with’ and connect to various Learning Management Systems (for example, Moodle, and Blackboard). By connecting to LTI compliant courseware, users of these LMS systems have the flexibility to choose online content from a number of different providers to suit their specific needs – this could include importing an entire course, or supplementing an existing course with an individual module or activity. Ultimately, being LTI-compliant means that PLATO has the opportunity to provide content to customers that are already embedded with a third-party LMS system!

This document will help answer any questions you may have about this feature in PLE.

How much does LTI integration cost?

  • Integration cost is determined by many factors and includes setup, administration, and on-going support. Speak with your Sales Professional for more information.


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LTI Implementation Features and Limitations

LTI Technical Service and Support

  • Configuring an LTI is a function typically completed by an administrator role of your LMS. Each LMS operates differently, but connecting to LTI content is a similar exercise to filling out an ‘online form’. Plato customers opting for the LTI interface will be provided with a short setup, training, and orientation session to outline the features of LTI and communicate critical pieces of information (such as login information and passwords). Ongoing support for post-integration help is provided as part of your Plato subscription.

Licensing Plato content with LTI

  • The current LTI implementation supports Plato Courses, Titles, and Test Packs that use concurrent licensing (including site licenses). Consumable licenses are not in scope for the current implementation.

What systems work with Plato LTI?

  • Plato content is designed to work with LTI 1.1 and 1.2 compliant systems. Tested and supported systems are BlackBoard, Buzz (BrainHoney), Canvas, Desire2Learn, Moodle, and Schoology.

Customizing Plato Courses with LTI

  • Plato Courses can be customized in the Plato UI to meet the needs of the teachers and students. Activities cannot be assigned at the activity level, only at the module level. It is recommended that you build your course in your LMS using Plato modules and use the native LMS structure to help design the course layout.

Why use LTI?

  • The LTI standard allows you to obtain ‘the best of both worlds’. Teachers able to choose the most appropriate educational content from any number of providers to deliver through their familiar LMS. This means that learners are able to access content from multiple sources without being burdened by learning the ins-and-outs of multiple vendor programs.

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I'm interested in testing LTI

  • For more information on activating LTI on your account contact your Account Representative.

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