Last modified by Anna Paul-Hasenfuss on 26.02.2024

KB_Seite.png  The course element LTI Tool is intended for the integration of external learning applications into the learning platform. The abbreviation LTI stands for Learning Tool Interoperability. Using this course element, you can integrate external software such as an external chat, a MediaWiki, a test editor, or a virtual chemistry laboratory into a course.

Usage: Learners' View

If you open the course element LTI Tool , the content will directly be displayed in the course content area. Alternatively, depending on the configuration of the tool by the author, it might also be the case that the button Open in new window pops up. 

Clicking this button will open the external learning application in a new browser tab. In the background, necessary login and user data will be safely submitted to and evaluated by the integrated learning application according to the author's configuration.

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Usage: Authors' View

The following functions are available to you in the course editor:

Add a course element LTI-Tool

Erläuterung zum Hinzufügen eines Kursbausteins aufklappen ...

To integrate a course element into your course, proceed as follows:


Open the course you want to edit.

Use the pencil icon at the top of the page to open the editing mode.

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Select a course element from the menu on the right.

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In the new window, you can define the position of the new course element within your course structure (left navigation pane). The available positions are marked with an insert icon.

To insert the new course element into an existing substructure, you need to open the substructure by clicking on the small triangle symbol next to its title. The area will open and you will again see insert icons at the positions which are available.

Click on the insert icon at the desired position within the structure. The selected area will be highlighted.

Confirm your choice with Insert course element.

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The element will be inserted into the course structure at the selected position.

Depending on the course element, you have to make additional configurations or add content in order to complete the configuration.

For these changes to take effect, you must publish the course. The course element will then also become available in the course view.

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General configuration settings

In the course editor, you will find the following configuration tabs:

Title and description

Konfigurationsoptionen im Tab Titel und Beschreibung aufklappen ...

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You need to enter a title for the course element. The title can comprise a maximum of 100 characters. All special characters and numbers are permitted. The title will appear in the navigation menu of the course and also as a heading in the content area.

Changes to the title of the first course element, the so-called main course node ...
 If you change the title of the first course element, the new content will only be applied to the main course node and then displayed in the opened course. If you wish to edit the course title or description, you can do so using the more settings menu of the course.


You can enter a subtitle for the course element with a maximum of 255 characters. All special characters and numbers are permitted. The title will appear as a tooltip in the navigation menu and - if selected and configured accordingly - as a subtitle in the content area.


Here you can describe the course element. The description will appear in the content area below the title.

Depending on the settings configured in the element Display, this additional text is displayed to the user when opening the course element. The user can expand or collapse the view of the text.



Define which information about the course element should be displayed in the course view. In addition to the content, you can optionally display the title and description. All course elements are provided with a reasonable presetting, which mostly includes the setting Title, description and content. You can adjust this setting in accordance with the options available for each course element.

Set link for this course element

Each course element can be accessed via fixed link addresses. Therefore, an internal and an external URL is assigned to each course element. These direct links to concrete elements can be used within courses or provided to learners. The URLs are located below the title and description of the element and will appear upon selecting Set link for this course element.  

  • External link: To refer to this course element from outside of the course or learning platform, you can use the external link and insert it, for example as a href attribute, into the desired HTML page.
  • Internal link: To set a link to another course element within the same course, you can insert the internal link as a href attribute into the desired HTML page.


You will need the ID number of the course element (on the bottom right), for example, if you wish to use the expert mode in the visibility or access tab.


You can restrict the visibility of the course element, if necessary. Further information can be found in the section Visibility.


If needed, you can also restrict the access of the course element. Further information can be found in the section Access.


Here you can configure the LTI tool. You can either select the LTI version and then, if applicable, a central LTI tool already stored for your institution or make your own settings to connect an individual LTI tool. Detailed instructions are given on this page Konfiguration.

AssessmentIn this tab, you can make various basic configuration settings for the assessment which will affect the assessment form and the information displayed for the assessment in the course run. Find more information on this at Assessment (LTI).


In this tab, you can add different translations to individual course element areas.

In the course view, you can use the same functions as learners.