Moodle External Tool (LTI): Single Use/Testing setup

These instructions assume the publisher has provided you with the needed information to set up an LTI integration with their software. If not, contact your publisher’s representative for assistance.

If you would like to use an LTI integration in more than one class as a preconfigured tool, you may want to connect your publisher’s representative with Online Learning (

Enter your Moodle Course.

Enable editing from the top-right corner of the page, toggle Edit mode into the On position (if you haven’t already).

Turn Editing On button is found in the top-right corner of a Moodle page you have permission to modify content for.

Scroll to the section you want to add the item(s) to.

Click the Add an activity or resource link.

Select the External tool activity (indicated by a puzzle-piece icon).

Set the Activity name for this External tool.

Ensure the Preconfigured tool is set to Automatic, based on tool URL.

Based on the information that has been provided by your publisher’s representative, populate the following fields at minimum:

  • (Secure) Tool URL
  • Consumer key
  • Shared secret

OPTIONAL: Some External tools can be further tailored and/or accept additional, custom information provided by your publisher. This can be found by clicking the Show more… link and using the Custom parameters field.

Expand the Grade section.

Set the Maximum grade to the desired value in the Moodle gradebook.
Set the Grade Type to None to keep this activity from appearing in your Moodle gradebook.

Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Click the Save and display button to try out your tool.

NOTE: Additional configuration/syncing may be required by you. If you are unsure, contact your publisher’s representative for assistance.