Many schools use a Learning Management System (LMS) to administer online learning. An LMS provides a more secure and controlled environment than a standard web browser.
An LMS imports the school's roster to provision accounts and sets up classrooms. It gives teachers an interface to post lessons, assign homework, administer assessments, and communicate with students. It issues students their own user credentials so they can log in. It also allows users to view learning materials from content providers, such as Studies Weekly, without requiring different login credentials.
Studies Weekly integrates with several LMSs, including Canvas and Schoology. If you'd like to know if your district’s LMS can integrate with Studies Weekly and get it set up, please reach out to our team at email@example.com.
Listed below are links to instructional presentations created to assist districts with getting Canvas and Schoology set up using LTI 1.3 Advantage. LTI 1.3 Advantage makes Deep Linking and Grade Passback compatible between Studies Weekly Online and your LMS platform.
A common cartridge is an electronic file that contains the learning materials for a given course. Studies Weekly can provide its publications to schools that use an LMS in the form of a thin common cartridge. The thin common cartridge contains links to where learning materials are hosted on Studies Weekly’s website. This allows the cartridge files to remain small. It also provides a layer of security between the LMS application and the learning materials, which are hosted on the internet. This security is implemented through the LTI standard.
Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) is a standard that allows an LMS to securely communicate with a remote service provider like Studies Weekly. As the LMS communicates with a service provider, it can validate requests for content. To set up the LTI standard, Studies Weekly will provide the school with a consumer key and shared secret value. The LTI standard requires parties to use these values to digitally sign transmissions. This standard implements OAuth 1.0.