The LTI 1.3 specification and the LTI Advantage specification are the newest additions to the LTI standard. The LTI 1.3 specification is based on the LTI 1.1 specification framework and Advantage are optional services to add on to it.

The core LTI Advantage specification from 1EdTech Learning Consortium (1EdTech) is built on the LTI v1.3 security framework and contains 3 different services:

  • Names and Roles Provisioning Services
  • Assignment and Grades Services
  • Deep Linking

For more information about the LTI 1.3 and the LTI Advantage specifications services, please see our article on this topic.

In addition to the 3 services, the LTI Advantage specification was designed to allow additional services to be implemented in the future. As of late 2022, 1EdTech introduced drafts of several services for the future. Below are the optional services that are under consideration.

Proctoring Service

Providing a way to allow educators to proctor exams has always been challenging for online learning. Thus, the Proctoring Service was developed to provide a standard way for LTI-standard apps to allow for assessment proctoring. The Proctoring Service can also support webcam/microphone interactions and screen sharing. As of June 2021, the proctoring service is the only optional service that has had its specification released to the public.

Submission Review

The Submission Review service will allow teachers to students to directly launch into the LTI tool from the gradebook of the LMS. This launch can take the user directly to the associated submission in the application for the user to review.

Caliper Analytics Connector

The Caliper Analytics Connector service will allow LTI-enabled apps to report a user's activities during a single session, regardless of the interactions that occurred in the app or in the LMS. These activities are defined by Caliper profiles and are tracked through the Sensor API™.

Course Group Service

Many LMSs allow for the creation of groups within courses. These groups will contain student enrollments that are subsets of the total enrollments for a given course. The Course Group Service allows LTI tools to retrieve these groups and enrollments.

Dynamic Registration

To add the LTI Advantage specification tool to an LMS, an administrator must fill out several fields out of the platform's LTI registration form. This manual process is error-prone and can be confusing to configure if the LTI app does not provide proper instructions.

The Dynamic Registration service is a standard to allow the LTI Advantage specification tools to fully register through one URL. This is intended to simplify the LTI registration process and to make LTI tools easier to manage. The Dynamic Registration service is designed to work with LMSs and apps that support OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0 registration workflows.

Data Privacy Launch

With more data privacy laws coming into force, it's important for edtech apps to handle their legal requirements. At the forefront of these data privacy laws is the European Union's GDPR.

The Data Privacy Launch service is designed to standardize the process of handling GDPR requests in LTI-enabled apps. The service will help administrators manage their data privacy requests. This service is not yet finalized, even for members of 1Edtech.

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