Adding an Activity Link to Echo360 in Moodle Courses
In order for students to access the Echo360 content for
a course, an Activity link to the Echo360 external tool must be added
to each course.
Who can do this?
A Moodle Admin can do this for all courses, or an Instructor or non-managing
Teacher can do this for their own courses.
To add the Echo360 LTI tool link to a course
- Navigate to the Course Page: Home > Course
- In the upper-right corner of the course page,
click the Turn editing on button.
- In the main course row at the top of the
page, select Add an activity or resource.
DO NOT click under a specific weekly entry on the page UNLESS you are
to the Classes in your Echo360 section. In this case, you may
prefer to use the weekly entries for these links.
- Select External
Tool from the Activity list and click Add.
- On the Add a new External tool page, enter
an Activity name that
clearly identifies this as the Echo360 tool.
- In the External
tool type list, select the Echo360 tool configured for
DO NOT enter the Launch URL in this screen. That information is added
in the external tool
configuration, NOT in the course activity configuration. If you
select the Echo360 tool already configured, this field should dim.
- From the Launch
container drop-down list, select New
If the LTI tool was configured to
open in a new window, you can leave this at Default,
but if you are not sure, select New
window. This allows Echo360
to open in a new tab/window, resolving issues experienced by Safari
users where Echo360 would not open inside of the LMS frame. As an
added bonus, the new tab provides more space in the Echo360 window
for viewing and navigating through classroom media and functionality.
- Click Save
Changes. The course page should now show an activity link to
- On the Course page, click Turn
When the user clicks this tool link, the Echo360 interface opens in
a new tab/window, showing their section classes and other items from Echo360.
Instructors will click this to open
Echo360 and link their sections to their Moodle sections.
NOTE that users may have to
allow pop-ups from the Moodle site for the new tab/window to launch.