Add an LTI link to a navbar

Currently, there exist three types of External Learning Tool links:

  1. Learning Tool: An interface which provides access to features and functions which make sense in the context of the overall course, but do not make sense in the context of a learner's learning path. This may include help documentation, dashboards, or administrator functions for the LTI tool.
  2. Learning Activity: An interface which learners ultimately interact with in the context of the course's learning path (the Brightspace Content Tool). A Learning Activity could be a piece of content, or an assessment, but its interface stands on its own and provides the learner with a meaningful learning experience.
  3. Embedded Learning Activity: This is the same as a Learning Activity except that it is embedded within another content file. The most common example is a media (video) player.

Add an LTI learning tool link to a Brightspace navbar

  1. From the Admin Tools menu, click Navigation & Themes.
  2. Click on the course navbar you want to modify.
  3. Click Add Links.
  4. Click Create Custom Link.
  5. Ensure the following fields are filled in:
    • Name: The name of the link as it appears in the navbar
    • URL: Click Insert Quicklink > External Learning Tools and then select the LTI tool you want to create a navbar link for.
    • Behavior: Determines the behavior of the user interface when the link is clicked
      • If you selected New window/tab, specify the Width (px) and Height (px) of the new window/tab
      • Under Browser Attributes, specify if you want the new window to include the Menubar (File, Edit, etc.), or the Toolbar (Back, Refresh, etc.) or neither of these options.
    • Description: Provides an optional description of the custom link
    • Icon: An icon to use with the custom link
    • Availability: Determines the visibility of the custom link.
      • To share with child organization units, select the Share with child org units check-box
      • To limit the visibility of the custom link to specific roles, select the Limit to specific roles check-box and then select the roles
      • To limit visibility of the custom links to users with specific locales, select the Limit to specific locales check-box and then select the locales
  6. Click Create.
  7. Click Save and Close.