LTI stands for Learning Tool Interoperability. Historically, external tools have been built to operate within a single learning platform. This creates a functionality problem as users are not able to access the best tools to teach or learn the provided content. LTI enables a single tool to be utilized across many different platforms. In GLOW, LTI is referred to as External Apps.
Following is a listing of the LTI’s that the Instructional Technology Specialists at Williams have reviewed and endorse for use in GLOW. For help with a specific LTI please contact your ITS liaison.
ChemVantage – Lets teachers build and distribute science education focused homework, video lectures, graded quizzes, etc.
ConnectED – McGraw-Hill texts supllemental materials
DropThought – DropThought’s instant feedback platform anonymously and privately enables real-time, two-way interaction between instructor and student in any learning environment whether face-to-face, blended, or online.
GitHub – Embeds project summaries or code gists from GitHub’s social coding site. Includes major language, commit dates, forks and watchers for repos, syntax-highlighted code for gists.
Google Charts – Build and embed interactive charts, rendered using Google Charts. Populate the fields provided and see the chart update in real-time while building. Supports pie charts, bar charts, bubble charts, tree maps, etc.
Graph Builder – Graph builder lets you define graphs based on simple or complex equations and chart them dynamically. Zoom and move the graph around and then embed it into course content.
Internet Archive – The Internet Archive hosts public domain video, audio, books, images and other resources. Links to any of these resources can easily be added to any course content.
Khan Academy – Search for and embed Khan Academy videos into course material. Khan Academy focuses on short lessons on math, science, etc. Uses the embedded player so students earn points for watching videos.
LTI Maps – Google Maps is a web based mapping service offered by Google Inc. It allows you to find addresses, businesses, and points of interests. This LTI Tool allows anyone to embed a Google Map into the course via the Rich Text Editor.
Mindomo – Mind mapping is a useful educational resource which empowers teachers to outline the fundamental concepts of their teaching material. They can easily present the key elements of the material and the relationships between them.
MIT OpenCourseWare – MIT OpenCourseWare is a collection of materials from MIT-taught courses that have been released with a Creative Commons license. Browse and link to materials from these collections within your course.
MyOpenMath – Internet Math Assessment System lets you create and administer auto-graded math assessments to students.
Open Assembly – Adapt or remix curricula for various contexts, and collaborate with colleagues or peers on courseware – all within a single, intuitive interface.
Open Tapestry – Open Tapestry helps instructors discover, modify, and share open educational resources from across the web. Resources and lessons can be inserted directly into course content, while maintaining their functionality.
PlaceKitten – PlaceKitten lets you embed perfectly-size kitten images into any online content. ‘Nuf said!
Proctortrack – Deter cheating, customize test policies and enable on-demand proctoring.
Programr – Programr offers coding challenge projects for programming languages including Java, C# and C++. Link to any of the available challenges from your course material.
Redirct Tool – Add links to external web resources that show up as navigation items in course, user or account navigation.
Smarterer – Search through and insert links to quizzing and learning, resources hosted by Smarterer.
Storify – Organize events from across the web into a single cohesive “story”. Adding this app allows you to search through and link to social stories from within your course material.
TED Ed – TED Ed is a collection of quality videos that can be used for instructional purposes.
Twitter – Embed lists of recent tweets or individual tweets from Twitter.
Vimeo – Vimeo is a video sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos. (Embedding of Vimeo videos is already functional in the GLOW rich text editor).
Wikipedia – Search through English Wikipedia articles and link to or embed these articles into course material.
Wiktionary – Search through English Wiktionary definitions and insert definitions into course material.
WIRIS Editor – Visual math editor (WYSIWYG) that allows inserting mathematical equations.
YouTube – Search publicly available YouTube videos. (Embedding of YouTube videos is already functional in the GLOW rich text editor).