This article is for Administrators who are integrating Snapplify Engage into the D2L Brightspace LMS using LTI tools.
There are two types of LTI Integrations which you can set-up in the D2L Brightspace LMS:
- Basic Launch
- Deep link
This article will explain how each of these integrations work, and provide links to instructions for setting each up.
The basic launch is part of the Legacy LTI tools and can be set up and managed under external learning tools in D2L Brightspace
This means that you can configure a link to Engage from within Brightspace, using a key and secret.
A user will be able to navigate from D2L Brightspace to Snapplify Engage and be automatically registered for Engage and added to the correct Engage group for the course.
The basic launch supports custom parameters that enable the following:
- The Student is automatically added to a designated group in Engage.
- The Student is automatically allocated any content prescribed to the designated group in Engage.
- The Student is automatically prompted to complete the purchase of any prescribed content they have been allocated.
Please see: Setting up LTI Launch with custom parameters in D2L Brightspace to launch into a group in Snapplify Engage
You will need to set up the basic launch for each course in D2L Brightspace to launch your students to their corresponding group in Engage.
The most frequent activity your students will perform is clicking on content links within course modules to open their prescribed books, and read and learn each day. This uses the Engage LTI Deep Linking integration.
The student journey is as follows: A student clicks a link in Brightspace → the student is added to a group in Engage, and automatically allocated any content prescribed to the designated group the Engage → Deep Link integration recognises that the student would like to open a book → the Engage Deep Link integration automatically launches the Reader application → the student is automatically logged in → the linked book automatically opens in the Reader application.
This entire process takes ~3 seconds.
To set up the deep links you will first need to create a tool in D2L Brightspace if one does not exist. Once created you can deploy the tool where needed in your LMS
Setting up a registered tool is done once only for your LMS and can be deployed in every course if required.
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