Adding Echo360 to Moodle as an External LTI Tool
The instructions below will add Echo360 as an external
LTI tool in Moodle at the organizational or institutional level. This
makes the tool available for any courses configured for the institution.
These procedures must be performed by the LMS administrator.
BEST PRACTICE: Selecting
and copying the values between Echo360 and the LMS can be difficult, and
can be prone to selection errors. To select the full value of an LMS field,
do the following:
1) Use your mouse to select a portion
of the field values.
2) Press Ctrl+A / Command+A
to "select all" of the field.
3) Press Ctrl+C / Command
+ C to copy the selected value.
4) Paste the value into the corresponding field in the LMS LTI External
To create the External LTI Tool in Moodle
- Log into Moodle as an administrator.
- From the Settings menu, select Site
administration > Plugins > Activity modules.
- Under Activity Modules you may select
either LTI > Manage external
tool types or External
Tool configuration, depending on the version of Moodle
you are using.
The below figure highlights the left-navigation selections, as well
as the selection breadcrumbs across the top of the screen, to help
you find the location in the Moodle interface. Refer to your Moodle
documentation for further assistance if needed.
- On the External Tool Types page, click Add external tool configuration,
located above the list of any already configured tool types.
The External Tool configuration page appears.
- Enter a Tool
Name that clearly identifies this as the Echo360 tool
you are configuring.
- Copy the following fields from the Moodle
LTI Profile in Echo360
into the corresponding fields on the External Tool Configuration form:
- Tool Base
URL > Host URL
Key > Consumer Key
Secret > Shared Secret
- Enable the Show
tool type when creating tool instances checkbox.
This is required for the Echo360
tool to appear in the External tool type list, when linking the tool
to a course.
For Default launch container, select
New window. This sets the
launch default for all links created on courses to this External tool,
instructing Echo360 to open in a new browser tab/window.
This is strongly
recommended to accommodate
Safari users in particular, as Safari has demonstrated problems when
displaying Echo360 content within a frame. It also provides
more screen area for users to view and navigate through Echo360 classroom
content and functionality.
- Expand the Privacy section of the page.
- Select Always
three of the Privacy settings.
- The Share
launcher's name and email
settings allow Echo360 to properly identify and seamlessly pass
users through to their sections.
- The Accept
grades from tool setting allows instructors to export
Echo360 analytics to the Moodle gradebook if they want to.
- Click Save