The OER Commons LTI 1.1 Tool is currently incompatible with Safari.  We recommend using the LTI 1.1 Tool with Chrome or Firefox while we work to fix this. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Updated July 8, 2021: When ISKME begins rolling out LTI 1.3 in 2022, no new installations of LTI 1.1 (except for Schoology) will be offered, and LTI 1.1 support will be discontinued.




Content Selection

The LTI 1.1 tool allows any educator to browse and embed media objects alongside other content within assignments, or select content which comprises entire modules, lessons, or units. All users are able to search content added to OER Commons Collections. Additionally, users can also browse or search content from Group Shared Folders and personal My Items libraries, if that content has been configured and made available. 

Authentication and Account Provisioning

The tool provides automated authentication and new account provisioning, providing users with an "SSO like" experience. The LTI 1.1 key/secret pair can also be configured to automatically add new users to an OER Commons Group. 

LTI 1.1 Tool Preview Images

Some basic preview images of the tool have been included below. 

This screenshot shows what browsing OER Commons Collections looks like in the LTI 1.1 tool.

This screenshot shows what browsing My Items looks like in the LTI 1.1 tool.

This screenshot shows what browsing Group folders looks like in the LTI 1.1 tool.

Getting Set up in Blackboard

Get Your LTI 1.1 Credentials 

Contact for your LTI 1.1 credentials. If you would like to configure access to a specificOER Commons Group you have created, please specify that in your email.   

Installing and Configuring the LTI 1.1 Tool in Blackboard

Add the OER Commons LTI 1.1 Tool Provider

  1. On the Administrator Panel, select LTI Tool Providers.

  2. Configure Provider Domain Status

    1. Enter in the Provider Domain textbox.

    2. Set Provider Domain Status to “Approved”

  3. Default Configuration

    1. Select “Set Globally”

    2. Enter the Key and Secret you received from 

  4. Configure Institution Policies

    1. Select “Send User Data only over SSL”

    2. User Fields to send should include Role in Course and Email Address 

      1. *Note: If you don’t allow sending email address you will need to manually log in with a username and password every time you useOER Commons

  5. Click “Submit” 

Add the OER Commons LTI 1.1 Placement

  1. From the LTI Tool Providers page, open the Tools menu and select “Manage Placements”

  2. Select “Create Placement”

  3. Configure Placement Information

    1. Enter a Label. This is the name that appears to users in a course.

    2. Enter a Handle. This must be a unique ID for the tool which can only contain alphanumeric, underscore, or dash characters. 

    3. Set Availability to “Yes”

    4. Set Tool Type to “Content Type” tool

    5. Select “Build Content (Create)” 

  4. Configure Tool Provider Information

    1. Enter the Launch URL you received from in the Tool Provider URL input box

    2. Enter the Key and Secret you received from 

    3. Click “Submit” 

Troubleshooting and Technical Documentation

Manage Cookies in Chrome

Manage Cookies in Firefox

Manage Cookies in IE

Other Technical Documentation

The OER Commons LTI 1.1 Tool Provider conforms to the IMS LTI 1.1 Standard:

We also support Content Item Message Extension, or Deep Linking:

Required Parameters

The following parameters must be present in LTI 1.1 launch request sent by the Tool Consumer

  • One of the following content identification parameters:

a.) resource_link_id (alphanumeric GUID)

b.) custom_redirect_url (full URL pointing to content on theOER Commons platform, used in manual config only)

  • tool_consumer_instance_guid

  • role

  • email

  • userid

*If parameters do not conform exactly to the parameters listed above, the LTI 1.1 tool will return a missing parameter error.

Optional Parameters

  • launch_presentation_return_url

If this parameter is present it will be used to redirect a user when a resource is selected in the picker interface. Otherwise, the user is redirected to the specified OER Commons content page.

Error Messages

If the cause of the error is known, the LTI 1.1 tool will return an error message with debugging information. The most common cause of errors is missing LTI 1.1 parameters.