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How to Transform Moodle Courses with ThingLink Through LTI 1.3 Integration

Louise Jones

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This article provides an overview of integrating ThingLink into Moodle courses using the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) 1.3 standard. This integration allows for the incorporation of interactive media elements, enhancing course material and facilitating deeper student engagement.

Relevance of ThingLink in Moodle Courses

ThingLink offers an opportunity to enrich and elevate course content by presenting interactive images, videos, 360 media and 3D Models. These interactive elements can be mixed and matched to create impactful learning experiences such as additional instructional materials, project based learning, contextual scenarios, virtual tours or field trips offering a multi-dimensional, immersive and interactive experience to subject matter.

Monitoring Student Engagement and Interactions

Utilize the analytics capabilities provided by ThingLink and accessible within Moodle to observe how students are interacting with the integrated media. This data can be valuable for adapting course content and teaching strategies. Due to the integration, scores attained within ThingLink immersive branching scenarios will be fed in course grade books.

ThingLink in Moodle

Adding ThingLink Content to Moodle Courses

After your system administrator has set up the LTI 1.3 integration, educators can add ThingLink media through the “Add an activity or resource” option in course editing. ThingLink will appear as one of the available options, allowing you to either link existing ThingLink media or create new interactive content.

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Benefits of the Integration

1. Enhanced interactivity: ThingLink allows for an interactive layer over media, providing students with a more engaged learning experience.

2. Content enrichment: Integration enables educators to offer a comprehensive understanding of topics by linking to additional resources directly through the media.

3. Analytics: Educators can leverage analytics data to adapt teaching methods based on how students are interacting with the course materials.

4. Account creation, with LTI 1.3 your students will automatically have their ThingLink account created for them, so no need for additional sign ups!

Would you like to know more?

Here’s our support article with a step-by-step walkthrough of setting this up for your organization.

The integration of ThingLink into Moodle courses through LTI 1.3 offers significant advantages in terms of interactive learning and content enrichment. Educators are advised to make use of this integration to facilitate a more dynamic and engaging learning environment.

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