If you're a developer or manager in edtech, then you've probably been asked about how your app integrates with learning management systems. To connect your application to a school's LMS, you'll either have to build your own integrations...or use Edlink.
Our team has already done the heavy lifting of integrating with each major LMS. We support different methods of integration and we understand the quirks of each platform. Here are five benefits that you can expect by working with Edlink.
1. You can connect to any major LMS through the Edlink API
Edlink was built on the idea of simplifying the process of integrating with several different school data sources. There are many edtech platforms that are used across the country. Connecting to each one is a serious challenge.
Our developers have already written integrations with most of the major LMSs, including the following:
Through the Edlink API, you can connect to any of these platforms while only having to maintain a single integration to Edlink.
2. Edlink supports both LTI® and API integrations
Two of the most popular methods of integrations are through the LMS' API or through the LTI standard. Depending on the needs and requirements of the school, you might be asked to integrate through a specific protocol. Well with Edlink, we have all of your bases covered.
Edlink provides API integrations with all of the aforementioned LMSs. Additionally, Edlink provides LTI launch links that Edlink-connected apps that use to enable LTI functionality. This is all achieved through the Edlink platform and API. Note that Edlink LTI integrations are not certified by the IMS Global Learning Consortium.
3. Edlink provides a simple and instructive onboarding flow for school administrators
Getting admins to make the connection to your app can be challenging. For example, adding an LTI resource to a course can be challenging for both teachers and administrators if the user does not know how to configure an LTI tool properly. Additionally, some LMSs require administrators to create a developer key and then securely transmit the key ID and secret to the application to complete an integration. If a process is not in place to help the administrator easily and quickly make the integration between the application and their LMS, user onboarding can get off to a rocky start.
Throughout the past year, we've worked with countless school administrators to get their LMS connected to an Edlink application. The entire process takes, on average, about 5 minutes for the administrator. We save admins literal hours when it comes to helping them configure integrations. Happier admins leads to a better onboarding experience and better adoption rates.
4. We have A LOT of experience integrating with LMSs
Our development team has been creating edtech applications for years. We know all about the individual issues that each LMS has and how to approach them. Each platform has undocumented quirks that can cause serious problems if they are planned for ahead of time in development. By working with Edlink, our developers can help you approach these issues and get your integrations up and running quickly.
5. We can help you connect to other data sources
When you work with Edlink, you not only get access to integrate your app to any major LMS. We can also help you connect to a variety of identity platforms, such as Classlink and Clever! We also support connecting to OneRoster servers and ingesting OneRoster files. With these data sources, we can help you roster users and provide additional sign in methods that are all supported through the Edlink API.
If you're looking for a comprehensive platform to facilitate your LMS integrations, then you should consider working with Edlink! We've helped our clients integrate with nearly 1000 school districts and universities across the US and Canada. We're also always working on improving our integrations so our clients can focus on their core content. If you'd like to learn more about how Edlink can help your integration needs, please shoot us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or at our support page.
Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®) is a trademark of the IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. (www.imsglobal.org). Edlink LTI integrations are not certified by the IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc.