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Before implementing LTI links (launch URLs) in individual courses, Credo should be added to your LMS environment as an LTI Tool Provider / External Learning Tool Provider. This is a one-time step and requires administrator access.
After setting up the tool provider, use D2L's Manage External Tool Links functionality to set up the launch URLs for each piece of content you wish to use. Configuring the LTI links on the system level makes implementation for course instructors easier, since course instructors will then be able to pick the links they want to use from a list of pre-configured activities.
D2L refers to LTI Tool Providers as "Tool Providers" or "External Learning Tools."
Part 1: Adding Credo as an LTI tool provider
Step 1: Go to the Admin Tools menu and select "External Learning Tools" from the list of Organization Related options.
In this area there are two tabs: "Manage External Learning Tool Links" and "Manage Tool Providers." You will need to add Credo as a tool provider before configuring individual launch links, so click "Manage Tool Providers."
Step 2: Click "New Tool Provider."
Step 3: On the page that appears, there are several fields to fill out. You will need the domain, key, and secret provided to you by Credo -- these can be located on the How to Use tab of your Instruct admin dashboard, or just ask our support team if you need assistance.
Launch Point: This is the domain used by all of your Credo LTI links (also called launch URLS or External Learning Tools Links in D2L). Use the domain provided to you by Credo on your Instruct admin dashboard (on the "How to Use" tab).
Secret: This is provided to you by Credo and can be found listed on the How to Use tab along with the consumer key.
Step 4: Check the box labelled Use custom tool consumer information instead of default. This will allow you to fill in the next set of fields.
Key: A consumer key for your LMS environment is provided to you by Credo and is listed on the How to Use tab of your Instruct admin dashboard.
Name: Give the tool provider a name, for example "Credo Instruct."
Description: Add a description if desired.
If you cannot locate your key and secret, contact our support team at email@example.com for assistance.
Step 5: The next group of settings control visibility and security.
Visibility: Check the box for "Allow users to use this tool provider."
Security Settings: These settings control what information your D2L environment sends to Credo's platform during an LTI Launch. If you choose not to send user data to Credo or to restrict which user fields are sent, the LTI integration will still launch.
Information such as name and email address are used in Credo's assessment reporting/analytics to provide individual-level data. We recommend checking all of the options if you wish to make use of Credo's reporting/analytics, but if you wish to anonymize the student data stored in our system, you can un-check the settings for user name and user email.
Step 6: Finally, you can use the "Make Tool Provider Available To" settings to designate which courses in your D2L environment can use the tool.
Step 7: After finishing these steps, click the "Save and Close" button.
Part 2: Creating the LTI links
Step 1: Click on "Manage external learning tool links" and then select "new link"
Step 2: Fill in a relevant title to you, and the URL that Credo gave you. You can also provide a link description. Be sure to check the checkbox for visibility settings.
Step 3: Under the "Key/Secret" section, you can "sign message with" and check the box next to "tool consumer key/secret" (this way you don't need to enter them again) and you can leave the boxes blank.
Step 4: For the "Security Settings" section, select the button next to "Use tool provider security settings". If you want link-specific settings, you can select the other box and change the settings for every link. Make the link available to whichever orgs you want. Then click "Save and close"