Set up Assignments LTI in your LMS

This article is for admins

To set up Assignments LTI in your learning management system (LMS), you need to:

  1. Generate a Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) key and a secret code in the Assignments admin console.
  2. Use the generated LTI key and secret code to set up Assignments as an LTI tool in your LMS.
     

Important: If you previously installed Course Kit in your LMS, you don't need to set up Assignments LTI in your LMS, and you won't need to complete the steps in this article.

The launch URL, coursekit.google.com, redirects to assignments.google.com. Instructors can continue to use previously created Course Kit assignments.

However, we recommend you change the name of your LTI installation to Assignments.

Set up Assignments LTI in your LMS

Before you begin, generate an LTI key and secret code.

Blackboard

Note: To allow configured tool providers to post grades, you need to allow a global property. For more information, go to Blackboard Help
  1. In Blackboard, sign in as an administrator.
  2. Click Admin and then Building Blocks and then LTI Tool Providers and then Register Provider Domain
    Click Building Blocks
    Click LTI Tool Providers
    Click Register Provider Domain
  3. Enter the following information:
    1. Under Provider Domain, enter assignments.google.com.
    2. Under Provider Domain Status, select Approved.
    3. Under Secondary Hostnames, leave blank.
    4. Under Default Configuration, select Set separately for each link.
  4. Under Institution Policies, next to Send User Data, select Send user data only over SSL.
    Select Send user data only over SSL
  5. Next to User Fields to Send, check the Role in Course, Name, and Email Address boxes.
    Check all boxes
  6. Click Submit.
  7. On LTI Provider page, in the list of domains, find assignments.google.com. At the right of the domain, click the Down arrow and select Manage Placements.
    Select Manage Placements
  8. To set up Assignments LTI, click Create Placement.
  9. Enter the following information in the fields:
    1. Label: Enter Google Assignments LTI.
    2. Description: Leave blank or enter a description of the tool.
    3. Handle: Enter Assignments LTI.
    4. Availability: Select Yes.
    5. Type: Select Content Type and check Placement allows grading.
    6. Tool Provider URL: Enter https://assignments.google.com/assignments/lti.
    7. Tool Provider Key: Enter your key from the Assignments admin console.
    8. Tool Provider Secret:  Enter your secret from the Assignments admin console.
  10. Click Submit.
  11. To set up the Assignments File Embed Tool, click Create Placement
  12. Enter the following information in the fields:
    1. Label:  Enter Google Assignments LTI.
    2. Description: Leave blank or enter a description of the tool.
    3. Handle: Enter Assignments LTI.
    4. Availability: Select Yes.
    5. Type: Select Content Type and check Placement allows grading.
    6. Tool Provider URL: Enter https://assignments.google.com/embed/lti.
    7. Tool Provider Key: Enter your key from the Assignments admin console.
    8. Tool Provider Secret:  Enter your secret from the Assignments admin console.
  13. Click Submit.
     

Canvas

  1. In Canvas, sign in as an administrator.
  2. Click Admin and then Settings.
    Click Settings
  3. Click Apps and then View App Configurations.
    Click View App Configurations
  4. To set up the Assignments tool, click +App.
    Click +App
  5. Under Add App, enter the following information:Click Submit
    1. Configuration Type: Select By URL.
    2. Name: Enter Google Assignments LTI.
    3. Consumer Key: Enter the key you generated.
    4. Shared Secret: Enter the secret associated with your key.
    5. Config URL: Enter https://assignments.google.com/lti/canvas-config.xml.
  6. Click Submit.

Moodle

Note: Moodle is customizable, so the screenshots may differ from how your institution set it up.

  1. In Moodle, sign in as an administrator.
  2. Click Administration and then Site administration and then Plugins and then Activity modules and then External tool and then Manage tools.
    Click Manage Tools
  3. To set up the Assignments tool, click configure a tool manually.
    Click configure a tool manually
  4. Under External tool configuration, enter the following information:
    External tool configuration
    1. Tool name: Enter Google Assignments LTI.
    2. Tool base URL/cartridge URL: Enter https://assignments.google.com/assignments/lti.
    3. Tool description: Leave blank.
    4. Consumer key: Enter your key.
    5. Shared secret: Enter your secret.
    6. Customer parameters: Leave blank.
    7. Tool configuration usage: Select Show as pre-configured tool when adding an external tool.
    8. Default launch container: Select Embed without blocks.
    9. Under Privacy, enter the following information:
      • Share launcher’s name with tool: Select Always.
      • Share launcher’s email with tool: Select Always.
      • Accept grades from the tool: Select Always.
      • Select Force SSL.
  5. Click Save.
  6. To set up Assignments LTI, click configure a tool manually.
  7. Under External tool configuration, enter the following information:
    1. Tool name: Enter Google Assignments LTI.
    2. Tool base URL/cartridge URL: Enter https://assignments.google.com/embed/lti.
    3. Consumer key: Enter the key you generated.
    4. Shared secret: Enter the secret associated with your key.
    5. Customer parameters: Leave blank.
    6. Tool configuration usage: Select Show as pre-configured tool when adding an external tool.
    7. Default launch container: Select Embed without blocks.
    8. Under Privacy, enter the following information:
      • Share launcher’s name with tool: Select Always.
      • Share launcher’s email with tool: Select Always.
      • Accept grades from the tool: Select Always.
      • Select Force SSL.
  8. Click Save.

Sakai

  1. In Sakai, sign in as an administrator.
  2. In the left column, click Worksite Setup.Click Worksite Setup
  3. Click your site (course).
    Click site
  4. In the left column, click Site Info.
    Click Site Info
  5. Click External Tools.
    Click External Tools
  6. To set up Assignments LTI, in the top-right corner, click Install LTI 1.1 Tool.
    Click Install LTI 1.1 Tool
  7. On the Site Info page, enter the following information: Enter information
    1. Tool Title: Enter Google Assignments LTI.
    2. Allow tool title to be changed: Select Allow.
    3. Choose a custom icon: Leave blank.
    4. Button Text: Enter Assignments.
    5. Allow button text to be changed: Check Do not allow
    6. Description: Leave blank or enter a description.
    7. Tool status: Select Enabled.
    8. Launch URL: Enter https://assignments.google.com/assignments/lti.
    9. Allow launch URL to be changed: Check Do not allow
    10. Launch key: Enter your key.
    11. Allow launch key to be changed: Check Do not allow.
    12. Launch secret: Enter your secret.
    13. Frame Height: Leave blank.
    14. Allow frame height to be changed: Check Do not allow.
    15. Allow the tool to be launched as a link: Check box.
    16. Allow external tool to configure itself: Leave unchecked.
    17. Launch in Popup: Select Never launch in Popup.
    18. Debug Launch: Check Never launch in debug mode.
    19. Custom Parameters: Leave blank.
    20. Splash Screen: Leave blank.
  8. Click Save.
  9. To set up the Assignments File Embed Tool, in the top-right corner, click Install LTI 1.1 Tool.
  10. On the Site Info page, enter the following information:
    1. Tool Title: Enter Google Assignments LTI.
    2. Allow tool title to be changed: Select Allow.
    3. Choose a custom icon: Leave blank.
    4. Button Text: Enter Assignments LTI.
    5. Allow button text to be changed: Check Do not allow
    6. Description: Leave blank or enter a description.
    7. Tool status: Select Enabled.
    8. Launch URL: Enter https://assignments.google.com/embed/lti.
    9. Allow launch URL to be changed: Check Do not allow
    10. Launch key: Enter the key you used for the Assignments tool.
    11. Allow launch key to be changed: Check Do not allow.
    12. Launch secret: Enter the secret you used for the Assignments tool.
    13. Frame Height: Leave blank.
    14. Allow frame height to be changed: Check Do not allow.
    15. Allow the tool to be launched as a link: Check box.
    16. Allow external tool to configure itself: Leave unchecked.
    17. Launch in Popup: Select Never launch in Popup.
    18. Debug Launch: Check Never launch in debug mode.
    19. Custom Parameters: Leave blank.
    20. Splash Screen: Leave blank.
  11. Click Save.
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