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.
- InfoLit Modules customers can use the LTI Links provided on their admin dashboard to set up an LTI integration.
All Credo Learning Tools products, including the InfoLit Modules, View, and K-12 products (SKILL/Source) have deep links and embed codes available for integration. LTI integration is available only for the InfoLit Modules, and not View or K-12.
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.
For ease of student use, we recommend setting up your LMS for referring URL authentication, so that students can seamlessly access the content in their courses, without needing to enter proxy log-in credentials.
Quiz/Test Scores: As when embedding or linking to the Credo content from LibGuides, students accessing the Modules in this way via your LMS 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 the Credo grade report, which then can be downloaded from the admin dashboard. See Grade Reports for more information on downloading and reading Credo Grade Reports.
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 the Modules 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 "LTI Links" 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: