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How do I integrate Buzz with Google Assignments (LTI)?

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Note: Buzz has actively supported IMS Global's LTI specification since it was created in 2010. Buzz is an IMS-certified LTI 1.1 learning platform, which allows you to access other LTI-certified tools from within Buzz.

In 2019, IMS announced that its LTI 1.3 and LTI Advantage specifications, which provide additional functionality and security, would replace the soon-to-be deprecated LTI 1.1 specification. Buzz continues to support LTI 1.1, and is also now an IMS-certified platform for LTI 1.3 and LTI Advantage.

How do I migrate from LTI 1.1 to LTI 1.3?

Buzz allows you to integrate entire domains with LTI tools, so that teachers and other course authors can link to LTI activities.

This article covers how to integrate Buzz with Google Assignments.

Google Assignments is an add-on application for learning management systems (LMSs) that helps you distribute, analyze, and grade student work with Google Workspace for Education.

For security, configuring LTI tools requires gathering information from each party to provide to the other, so some parts of the configuration will require you to jump between the LTI provider (Google Assignments in this case) and the LMS (Buzz).

Configure the integration in Google Assignments

Google provides directions for setting up Assignments:

  1. Follow Steps 1-3 in Step 1: Generate a Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) key and a secret code.
  2. Follow Steps 1-4 in Set up Assignments in other LMS.

Configure the integration in Buzz

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