What is LTI?
LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) Standard – integration is 1 of the most commonly requested integration types that schools ask for from edtech vendors. The LTI standard is a specification from 1EdTech (formerly IMS Global Learning Consortium) that companies adopted to provide a standardized way to integrate content into LMSs learning. Some LMSs have different ways of implementing LTI, including some that don't support the most recent releases of the standard.
Does Microsoft Teams Support LTI?
Microsoft Teams for Education does NOT support any version of the LTI standard, including the LTI v1.3 and LTI Advantage specification. This has commonly frustrated digital vendors who have spent time developing solutions using the LTI standard for their clients, just to find out that schools that use Microsoft Teams can't use their tools.
What Other Ways Can I Integrate with Microsoft Teams?
Fortunately, Microsoft Teams for Education allows for integration with the Microsoft Graph API. Through the Microsoft Graph platform, third-party edtech products can act on behalf of an authenticated user in Teams. The Microsoft Graph API can provide single sign-on (SSO) through Microsoft Teams, create new resources in Teams, assign grades to students, and determine which users are part of which classes. The API for Microsoft Teams for Education is quite powerful.
Read More on Microsoft Teams
Here are other articles we’ve written on Microsoft Teams to help you on your integration journey:
- API vs LTI Integration for Microsoft Teams
- How to Use the Microsoft Graph API to Integrate With Microsoft Teams
- How to Implement SSO with Microsoft Teams
- The Challenges of Integrating With Microsoft Teams for Education
- Google Classroom vs. Microsoft Teams: A Side-by-Side Integration Comparison
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