What is LTI?

LTI stands for Learning Tools Interoperability

LTI in Canvas:

  • Reduces the time and development cost to connect Canvas with learning tools.
  • Provides seamless and secure access for students and teachers to the learning tools they regularly utilize.
  • Provides a streamlined way to create user accounts and grant access.
  • Reduces teacher workload by providing a way for tools to pass assignments and grades back to the teacher’s centralized gradebook.

What is LTI 1.3?

LTI 1.3 is an upgrade to the prior model. It provides enhanced security and authentication.

Why is this important?

Many tools in Canvas are upgrading their integrations to the new LTI 1.3 standard. You can follow along with the upgrades below.

Integration New Name Date Available Date Complete
Pearson MyLab and Mastering Access Pearson 1/20/24 5/30/24
Google Drive Google Drive LTI 1.3 11/27/23 6/1/24
McGraw Hill ALEKS ALEKS LTI 1.3 1/27/24 1/27/24
Qwickly Qwickly LTI 1.3 pending