Newer versions of Sakai (10.4 and up) allow for the creation of an External LTI tool in the Administration Workspace, which can be selected for each Site as configured (either by the Admin or the Instructor)
The instructions below are provided as a guide for creating an LTI for Echo360 access to Sakai, and must be performed by the LMS administrator.
Older Sakai Versions must create the tool for each site: If you are using an older version of Sakai, you must create the external tool on the Site level. The instructions and option specifications identified below, however, remain effectively the same.
To create the Echo360 External LTI tool in Sakai
Launch Key: copy the Consumer
Key from the Sakai LMS configuration page in Echo360.
Select Do not allow to restrict site owners' ability to change the Launch key when adding the tool to their site.
Launch Secret: copy the Consumer Secret from the Sakai
LMS configuration page in Echo360.
Select Do not allow to restrict site owners' ability to change the Launch secret when adding the tool to their site.
Enable BOTH Privacy Settings checkboxes: this allows users to pass seamlessly through to Echo360 when they enter through Sakai.
If instructors will be exporting Echo360 Analytics to their Sakai Gradebook, enable the checkboxes to Allow External Tool to return grades, and Provide Roster to External Tool.
Select to Always launch in Popup: this circumvents some issues that Safari users have experienced where the browser was not allowing Echo360 to open within the LMS frame. In addition, using a popup for Echo360 provides more screen area for viewing and navigating Echo360 classroom media.
The Available External Tools list now shows the Echo360 LTI tool link you just created. When you (or other user) creates a site, this tool is listed under PlugIns, and can be selected for site navigation.
BEST PRACTICE: Selecting
and copying the LMS fields in Echo360 can be difficult, and can be prone
to not selecting the full value. 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 Tool configuration.