Brightspace LTI integration

How to enable the Brightspace LTI integration for your experience on Riipen

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Written by Chris Becher
Updated over a week ago

Connecting your Riipen experience with Brightspace via LTI enables learners to use the full Riipen platform directly through a Brightspace activity / assignment. Learner accounts are automatically created when learners view Riipen in Brightspace for the first time. No sign-up required!

Enabling the Brightspace LTI integration


Administrator Setup

The following steps need to be completed inside of Brightspace to connect Riipen and Brightspace.

  1. Sign into Brightspace as an Administrator

  2. From the Admin menu (access under the gear menu next to your name), click "External Learning Tools"

  3. Click the "Manage Tool Providers" tab

  4. Click "New Tool Provider", then fill out the following fields:

Field

Value

Launch Point

https://{subdomain}.riipen.com

*Note, replace {subdomain} with your Riipen subdomain!

Version

1.1

OAuth Signature

HMAC-SHA1

Tool consumer information

✔ Check Use tool consumer information instead of default

Key

Get one of your portal's keys "public token" in the settings -> keys tab of your portal in Riipen. Create a key if one does not exist.

Secret

Get one of your portal's keys "secret token" in the settings -> keys tab of your portal in Riipen. Create a key if one does not exist.

Name

Riipen

Security Settings

Check "Send LTI user ID and LTI role list to tool provider"

Check "Send user email to tool provider"

Ensure all other security settings are unchecked!

Click "Save" to add the Riipen LTI app.


Educator Setup

The following steps need to be completed inside of Brightspace.

Start by creating an external tool link for your Riipen Experience with the steps below:

  1. Open your course, then click Edit Course to get to your Course Administration page.

  2. Click "External Learning Tools"

  3. Click the "Manage Tool Links" tab

  4. Click the "New Link" button

  5. Fill the following fields:

Field

Value

Title

Riipen Experience

URL

https://{subdomain}.riipen.com/lti/experiences/[experience_id]

Key/Secret

Select Sign messages with key/secret

Select Tool consumer key/secret

Security Settings

Select "Use tool provider security settings"

6. Click "Save and Close"

After creating an external tool link for your experience, add that experience to your course content with the steps below:

1. Go to your course Content page

2. Open an existing module, or create a new one in the table of contents.

3. Click the "Add Existing" button, then select "External Tool Activity"

4. Select your external tool link, Riipen Experience from the list of learning tools.

Important!

After adding Riipen to your course content, ensure the course link is set to "Open in a new tab" by selecting the three dot menu icon, then selecting Edit (see screenshot below)

Brightspace Edit Course Link Screen

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