VoiceThread Docs / System Integration / External Authentication / Learning Management System integration (LTI) - For LMS Administrators

What is LTI?

LTI is an abbreviation for Learning Tools Interoperability, which is a standard protocol developed by the IMS Global Learning Consortium. It allows services like VoiceThread to integrate with your Learning Management System (LMS) as single-sign-on tools.

The resulting experience for instructors and students is simple:

  1. Sign into your LMS.
  2. Navigate to your course.
  3. Click on the VoiceThread LTI link.
  4. Use VoiceThread.

Clicking on a VoiceThread LTI link will authenticate the user, establish an account for them if they didn’t have one already, and enroll them in their course within VoiceThread. No additional work is required from the instructor or student.

LTI Tool Configuration

Before instructors can use VoiceThread, it must be configured globally for your LMS by an administrator. Please find instructions specific to your LMS in the Administrator Guide.

As soon as the global configuration is complete, instructors can start pulling VoiceThread into their courses. Details about how they do this are in the Instructor Guide.