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Configuring Sakai LTI for Echo360
Last Updated: Apr 26, 2019 03:07PM EDT

This article applies to:  Echo360 Admins

To use Sakai with Echo360's active learning platform, you need to configure Echo360 as an external tool in Sakai, then link that tool to each course site where the classroom media/content will be delivered through Echo360.

What Sakai version are you using? The instructions provided here assume you are using Sakai 10.4 or higher, which supports the addition of Echo360 as an LTI Tool in Sakai on the Administration Workspace level. If you are using an earlier version of Sakai, you may need to add the tool at the Site level. However the basic options, settings, and process information included here still applies.

Workflow for configuring Sakai to provide Echo360 content

  1. Enable the Sakai LTI configuration in Echo360.
    This generates the Key, Secret, and Host URL fields needed to set up the External Tool in Sakai.
  2. Adding Echo360 to Sakai as an External LTI Tool.
  3. Adding Echo360 Link to Sakai course site.
    This step can be done by the Admin or the Instructor.
  4. Click the link to Echo360 and select the Echo360 Section to show to users through this Sakai site page.
  5. If appropriate for your institution, Instructors may also choose to create multiple assessment links and link to individual classes within an Echo360 section.
    Alternately, instructors or admins can create the Echo360 course and/or section through the tool interface. Whoever creates the section this way is automatically assigned as an instructor to the course.
  6. Users who log into Sakai and click the Echo360 tool link are automatically passed through to the Echo360 section's class list, and automatically enrolled in the class with the corresponding user role.

NOTE: The procedures in these topics are provided as guidelines to the Sakai LTI Tool setup process. Refer to the Sakai documentation for additional details, or contact Sakai product support if you need further assistance.
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