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Wednesday, May 22 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
LTI Advantage Bootcamp (9 AM - Noon) and Hackathon (All Day Session)

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The IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard prescribes a way to easily and securely connect learning applications and tools with platforms like learning management systems (LMS), portals and learning object repositories on your premise or in the cloud, in a secure and standard manner and without the need for expensive custom programming. LTI Advantage is a package of key LTI services that build on LTI v1.3 to implement features that support teaching and learning activities, such as the provisioning of users and roles so a tool can intelligently address the learner on launch, and the sharing of assignments from a platform to an assessment tool and the subsequent scores back to a central gradebook.

This all-day session will have two strands designed to support both newcomers and experts. In the half-day bootcamp (morning only) the IMS staff will give an overview of the specification, demonstrate the process of conformance and certification and show how the specification is used in deployed products. Attendees at the bootcamp will:
  • Learn how the LTI Advantage specification can be used within various learning systems
  • Learn how to use the LTI Advantage conformance test systems to become certified
  • Learn how the IMS Caliper Analytics, IMS LTI Resource Search and IMS Proctoring specifications use LTI Advantage
  • See demonstrations of the use of the LTI Advantage by certified products
In the full-day hackathon the IMS staff will help developers implement the specification using the new LTI Advantage Toolkit, undertake conformance and certification and test integration against other vendor implementations. In previous all-day hackathons participants have been able to get their Tools through LTI 1.3 certification. Attendees at the hackathon will:

  • Learn how to use the LTI Advantage Toolkit created to help developers of LTI Tools and Platforms
  • Be able to undertake conformance and certification for their Tools and/or Platforms
  • Learn how to migrate LTI 1.x implementations to LTI Advantage
  • Interact with the IMS staff who have significant experience in implementing LTI Advantage compliant Tools and Platforms.


James Risler

Software Standards Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Wednesday May 22, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Hillcrest AB