The OER Commons LTI 1.1 Tool is currently incompatible with Safari.  We recommend using the LTI 1.1 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.



Canvas Configuration URL


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 LTI 1.1 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 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 Canvas

Get Your LTI 1.1 Credentials 

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

Installing and Configuring the LTI 1.1 Tool in Canvas

  1. Navigate to the "Apps" section on your Canvas Course 

  2. Click "View App Configurations" 

  1. Click the big blue +App button  

  1. Select “By URL” from the Configuration Type Dropdown

  1. Enter a Name, and the Key and Secret you obtained from

  1. Paste the following URL into the  Config URL input box and click Submit:

Troubleshooting and Technical Documentation

  1. Make sure you are allowing third party cookies. We use a cookie to connect your Canvas session to your OER Commons session. If you don't allow third party cookies, we won't be able to connect your sessions and log you in.  
  2. Make sure has been added to your allowed sites if you are strict about your cookie settings 

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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 launch request sent by the LTI 1.1 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 the OER 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.