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Integrating the Library in the Learning Management System (2019)

Posted on May 16, 2019 at 1:05 PM by Brian Herder

Integrating the Library in The Learning Management System

Integrating the Library in the Learning Management System (2019)

Ed. Amanda Clossen

Library Technology Reports July 2018

American Library Association



Library resource integration in a local learning management system (LMS) can be streamlined through the application of the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard, which allows connectivity between the LMS and other learning tools. Despite its convenience, the implementation of an LTI tool can be a complicated process both technically and administratively, This issue of Library Technology Reports (vol. 54, no. 5), "Integrating the Library in the Learning Management System," follows the case study of the Pennsylvania State University Libraries' large-scale implementation of Springshare's LTI tool within Canvas. Beginning with the data gathering that guided their strategy, this report will cover the technical aspects of implementation, with a focus on guides and reserves. Their exploration into embedding libraries within Canvas will also be addressed, as well as their outreach and assessment efforts. Through Penn State's experience, major roadblocks and pain points will be illustrated, as well as ways to anticipate and easily overcome these challenges.