6.8.3 Learning Management System (LMS) Integration
Figure 6.70: Learning Management System (LMS) Integration
You can set up Single Sign On (SSO) by integrating ALEKS with your
school Learning Management System (LMS). This will allow instructors
and students to link from your LMS to ALEKS without having to remember
separate login names and passwords. It will also remove the need to
share Course Codes by letting the LMS feed course information directly
to ALEKS. LMS integration is available for all regular ALEKS
Higher Ed courses.
ALEKS is a Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) 1.1 compliant Tool
Provider. Your school can integrate ALEKS with any LTI compliant
LMS. It is a two-part process, which involves (1) logging into ALEKS
to obtain the LTI parameters (2) logging into the school's LMS to input
Part 1: Obtain Parameters
After logging into ALEKS, under the Institution
Administration, select Integration.
You will arrive at the Learning Management System (LMS) page
(Fig. 6.70). To obtain the parameters for the
college, use the drop-down menu to select the LMS that the
college is using or the mode of integration. If your LMS is not
listed, you can integrate ALEKS with any LTI compliant LMS by selecting
"Basic LTI/LTI 1.1" from the list as your mode of integration.
After making a selection in the drop-down menu, the parameters for the
selected LMS or mode of integration will appear on the screen.
Enabling LMS Gradebook Integration will allow instructors
to synchronize the overall score for each student in their ALEKS
gradebook with their LMS gradebook. Review the parameters carefully
and then click on the Save button. This will complete
the first part of the integration.
Part 2: Configure a School's LMS with ALEKS
Administrators now log into their college's LMS to configure
the integration with ALEKS using the parameters obtained from the
ALEKS "LMS Integration" page. Some of the LMS selections will show
one or more "?" icons on the page. Clicking on a "?" will open a
pop-up with additional instructions.
Once the setup between the LMS and ALEKS is complete, instructors
and students can pair their LMS accounts and courses with their ALEKS
courses. For detailed instructions on institution, instructor, course,
and student pairing, visit the ALEKS Training Center.