Moodle 3.1 update: Share your educational course content across the globe as an industry standard LTI tool.
While Moodle users have been able to access LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) sites and materials, so far they have not been able to share their own educational content. This changes with Moodle 3.1. Users can now publish courses and activities as LTI tools. Anyone can share material on other Moodle sites (and platforms).
What does this mean?
This means you have the opportunity to share your course content with Moodlers around the globe, giving over 80 million Moodle users the opportunity to expand their education. You can also choose whether you want to publish selected activities or entire courses.
Other websites provide content and interactive learning exercises that differ from Moodle’s plugins and activities. Introducing external resources can complement the content in a Moodle site.
How does this work?
By using the ‘Publish as LTI tool’ enrolment plugin with the LTI authentication plugin, users on different sites can be given access to course content. Once an administrator has enabled the site to be published as an LTI tool, educators can share their content. The teacher in the receiving site uses the external tool to link students to the activities and courses that have been shared with them.
Accessing shared tools is a straightforward process for students. Once they have logged in, students are presented with a link to the shared course. By simply clicking the link they are then taken and enrolled into the course. For ease of access students only need to login to Moodle; they do not have to log in a second time to the connecting site.
A visual demonstration on using the external tool is available on YouTube – Publishing LTI tools in Moodle 3.1.
To check out the free educational content and courses that have been shared globally, visit moodle.net.