Echo360 is working towards certification for LTI Advantage which is a package of three end-user services that build on LTI 1.3 standard:
- Deep Linking
- Names and Role Provisioning Services
- Assignments and Grades Services
Why LTI 1.3?
LTI 1.3 adopts the new IMS Security Framework, which is based on the industry standard protocol IETF OAuth 2.0 for authentication services along with JSON Web Tokens (JWT) for secure message signing and the Open ID Connect workflow paradigm.
What is currently supported?
Deep linking is the next iteration to the Content Item Messaging (CIM) specification (currently used to embed Echo360 media into LMS pages), with the most noticeable difference being that Deep Linking leverages the authentication and security model introduced in LTI 1.3, providing more secure practices. Echo360 currently supports LTI 1.3 Deep Linking for the following LMS platforms, other integration capabilities based on LTI 1.3 are planned for release later in 2022/23.
The current implementation of LTI 1.3 Deep Linking provides capabilities to embed or link to individual media items in a users Echo360 Library, or individual media within an Echo360 collection a user has appropriate access to. It also provides easy access to LMS Course based analytics (Echo360 consolidated analytics).
What is not supported under LTI 1.3?
LTI 1.3 does not currently support linking to Echo360 Course sections themselves, that functionality remains part of the existing LTI 1.1 integration.
Why move from my existing integrations based on LTI 1.1?
LTI 1.1 integrations with Echo360 will be supported for some time yet by Echo360, however the standard has been deprecated and will no longer be supported by IMS Global after June 30, 2022. Your institution may want to take advantage of increased security between the LMS and Echo360 and the LMS might be limiting LTI 1.1 support and/or recommends use of LTI 1.3 integrations. New integration capabilities between Echo360 and the LMS will be through LTI 1.3.
Is there a migration pathway for old LTI 1.1 created Echo360 links?
This is dependant on your LMS, Echo360 is not providing any migration capabilities in its implementation of LTI 1.3 integrations. Some LMS vendors have migration pathways to update “old” LTI 1.1 links to a LTI 1.3 version, please contact your LMS vendor for more information.