Sapling Learning > Instructor set-up - Moodle

Document created by Digital Support on Jan 25, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Apr 24, 2018
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These instructions describe how to set up Sapling Learning as an approved LTI Tool for use in your Moodle course, where LTI stands for Learning Tools Interoperability.

To begin, enter the course in your school's Moodle system and Turn editing on.

"Add an activity or resource"

Add an activity where you want the Sapling Learning link to be.

Location of link to add an activity or resource on course page.

Choose "External Tool" and click "Add"

Location of external tool option

Click the "Show more..." link

Add tool details

  1. Fill in the Activity name, for example, "Sapling Learning Homework."
  2. For External tool type, select the plus sign (+) to enter the Tool settings.

Add tool settings

Fill in the Tool name, Tool base URL, Consumer key, and Shared secret. The Tool base URL must be Your Client Success Specialist will provide the rest.

Example of completed settings form
In the Privacy section, select Force SSL, then click the Save button at the bottom.

Location of Force SSL option

Select External tool type

Select the new tool from the External tool type drop-down list and make sure the key/secret are removed here, otherwise you will get a 401 error due to invalid key/secret. Be sure to select New window for the Launch container.

Locations of tool type and launch container options.

Privacy settings

Also make sure all three boxes in the Privacy section are checked ( Share launcher's name with the tool, Share launcher's email with the tool, Accept grades from the tool). Click Save and return to course.

Inform students

Send your class the instructions for student sign up.

Sync grades (optional)

If desired, set up grade sync within your Sapling Learning course.