LTI Advantage is a package of three essential end-user services that build on LTI 1.3. Together, these standards implement features that support key teaching and learning activities, such as the provisioning of usernames and roles so a tool can intelligently address the learner on launch, and the exchange of assignments from a platform to an assessment tool and the subsequent scores back to a central gradebook.
The basic steps to getting started with LTI Advantage are as follows:
Watch a couple videos on different aspects of LTI Advantage here:
Read and understand the LTI Advantage specification documents here: https://www.imsglobal.org/activity/learning-tools-interoperability#LTIpublic
Join 1EdTech as a member https://www.1edtech.org/about/membership
Begin implementing by using the Reference Implementation code library (github repository available to 1EdTech members)
You can test your implementation progress throughout the various stages of development by testing your tool against the hosted Reference Implementation instances here: https://lti-ri.imsglobal.org/
Certification testing after implementing is critical to ensuring integrations will work with other tools or platforms. While conformance certification provides a "seal" for passing prescribed tests it is much more than that. It is a commitment by a supplier to the 1EdTech community for ongoing support for achieving "plug and play" integration. Certification implies ongoing community commitment to resolve problems, revise implementations and retest as needed. For that reason, only 1EdTech Contributing Members, Affiliate Members and Learning Tools and Content Alliance members are eligible to apply for conformance certification.