Eli Review User Guide

LMS Integration with Eli Review

Most campuses use learning management systems (LMS) to provide instructors and students resources for organizing electronic materials related to courses (D2L, Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, etc).

Eli Review can be integrated with an LMS to achieve single-sign-on between the institution and Eli. This allows students to sign in using just one password and for the easy creation of new Eli Review courses. The instructions below walk individual instructors and administrators through what it takes.

Easy Integration with Deep Links

Deep linking serves the purpose of moving students from wherever they are (email, LMS, Web page) directly into the Eli Review task, if their browser remembers username and password.

Mouse over any task title in the Instructor dashboard, right click, copy link, paste, and the URL to the task is ready to go. See our deep linking tutorial for illustrated details.

Integration Option #1 – Individual Instructors

Individual instructors can add their Eli Review courses to their LMS courses by following a few easy steps:

  1. Create your Eli Review course
  2. In your new course, go to “Settings” and scroll to the “LMS Integration” section
  3. Click the “Generate LTI Key / Secret” button to generate your credentials
  4. Use the credentials (the API URL, key, and secret) to set up your course in your LMS

Setup will vary between each LMS, but here are the instructions for Desire2Learn, Canvas, Moodle, and Blackboard.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Most LMS administrators prohibit individual instructors from adding external learning tools to their courses. If you’d still like to integrate Eli Review into your LMS but aren’t able to using the steps above, please contact your LMS administrator.

Integration Option #2 – Supported Institutions

Once Eli Review is added to the campus LMS as an external tool by LMS administrators, then instructors can add it to their courses. The process is unique to each campus, unfortunately. Check with [email protected] if you are unsure what steps to follow.

This resource explains the steps instructors use to activate the integration. These steps apply to all campuses.

After instructors have activated the integration, students will click on the link and be guided through the steps.

Details for LMS Administrators

Eli Review can work with institutions to set up LMS support. If you’re interested in integrating Eli Review into your LMS, you can review our short list of technical requirements and contact us directly at [email protected].