Schoology released support for the latest version of LTI 1.3 and LTI Advantage from 1EdTech Consortium. Previously the LMS only supported LTI Launch, as depicted in this article. Schoology also still supports LTI 1.1.

So what does this mean for edtech developers? In short, it means that developers can create apps in Schoology that support LTI 1.1, LTI 1.3, and LTI Advantage standards. And for those app developers that only connect through LTI, their integration possibilities have expanded.

Each of these LTI versions allows users to click on a link in their LMS and launch into an external learning tool. And each of these standards are widely used – even if 1Edtech deprecated all of LTI’s previous versions besides LTI 1.3 and Advantage Complete.

But what are the differences between these 3 versions of LTI?

  • LTI 1.1 authenticates users, allowing users to access learning tools, using OAuth 1.0.
  • LTI 1.3 authenticates users using OAuth2, and signs messages using JSON Web Tokens (JWTs) to pass data between the LMS and the external learning tool.
  • LTI Advantage is a set of three services that sit on top of LTI 1.3: Names and Role Provisioning Services, Assignment and Grade Services, and Deep Linking.

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