Create coursework with Assignments LTI

After your learning management system (LMS) admin installs Assignments LTI, you can use it to create, collect, and give feedback on classwork.

Step 1: Create an assignment

Blackboard
  1. Sign in to Blackboard.
  2. In the left menu, click Content.
  3. Click Build Content and then Assignments LTI.*
  4. Enter a name and description for your assignment.
  5. Assign grade points.
  6. Click Submit.

*Your Blackboard admin might have given Assignments LTI a different name.

Note: If this is the first time you're using Assignments LTI in the course, you must link your LMS account to your Google Account. See below for more information.

Canvas
  1. Sign in to Canvas.
  2. Go to the course.
  3. In the sidebar, click Assignments and then create an assignment.
  4. Enter a name and description for your assignment.
  5. (Optional) Enter a point value and due date.
  6. Under Submission Type, select External Tool and then click Find.
  7. Select Assignments LTI.*
  8. Deselect Load This Tool In A New Tab.
  9. Click Publish.

*Your Canvas admin might have given Assignments LTI a different name.

Note: If this is the first time you're using Assignments LTI in the course, you must link your LMS account to your Google Account. See below for more information.

Moodle

You only have to link your account once per course. However, you need to select Assignments each time you create an assignment.

  1. Sign in to Moodle and create an activity or resource.
  2. On the left, select External tool and then Add.
  3. Enter the following information:
    1. Next to Activity name, enter the name of your assignment.
    2. Next to Activity description, to edit the description, click Show more .
    3. Next to Preconfigured tool, select Assignments LTI*.
    4. Under Privacy, check the Share launcher’s name with the tool, Share launcher’s email with the tool, and Accept grades from the tool boxes.
    5. Leave all other fields blank.
  4. Publish the assignment.

*Your Moodle admin might have given Assignments LTI a different name.

Note: If this is the first time you're using Assignments LTI in the course, you must link your LMS account to your Google Account. See below for more information.

Other LMSs

Setting up an assignment varies for each LMS. Check with your LMS admin or IT department for information on how to set up a new assignment.

Step 2: Link your Google Account to Assignments LTI

The first time you use Assignments LTI, you sign in with your G Suite for Education account. Linking your account allows Assignments LTI to create a folder in your Google Drive for student assignments and to send grades to the LMS.

You only have to link your Google Account once per course, while creating your first assignment. Students can't submit classwork until this step is completed.

Note: In Assignments LTI, you can link only to a school-issued G Suite for Education account.

  1. Open the first assignment you created for the course.
  2. Choose an option:
    • If you're not signed in to a Google Account:
      1. Click Sign In and sign in to your G Suite for Education account.
      2. To link the LMS to your Google Account, click Link Account.
    • If you're signed in to a Google Account:
      • To link the course to the your Google Account, click Link Account.
      • If you're signed in to multiple accounts and need to switch between Google Accounts, click Switch Account or sign in your G Suite for Education account.
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