Moodle: Activities & Resources: External Tools: Macmillan LTI Tools and Macmillan Content

This Moodle integration allows Macmillan content to be delivered directly through Moodle and will allow the grades to be synced in your Moodle grade book as well.

Important: It is important to follow the steps below to successfully deep link your course. There are two Macmillan tools available through the external tool activity type in Moodle: Macmillan LTI Tools and Macmillan Content. Both must be added to your course in order for deep linking to work.

A note about support: Because the external tool activity links your Moodle course to an external website, troubleshooting most issues encountered in this tool should be done through Macmillan customer support or the specific Macmillan customer representative who helped set up the course. The LSU Faculty Technology Center can assist with any Moodle issues and can work with the tool's support team on Moodle-related gradebook sync concerns.

To Deep Link Your Course Through the Macmillan Tool:

Step 1: Add Macmillan LTI Tools
  1. Log in to Moodle and select your course.
  2. If you imported any materials from a Blueprint Course or previous course, delete any old Macmillan links.
  3. In the section where you would like to display the Macmillan activity, click Create learning activity.

    Create learning activity

  4. Choose External tool.

    External tool

  5. Fill in the Activity name field and select Macmillan LTI Tools from the preconfigured tool dropdown.

    Macmillan LTI Tools selected in the Preconfigured tool area of the external tool

  6. Click Save and return to course.
Step 2: Link Your Courses
  1. In your Moodle course, click on the Macmillan LTI Tools link you just created.
  2. Select the "Connect with..." link for the appropriate tool for your course.

    Options for linking Macmillan courses in Macmillan LTI Tools

  3. On the next screen, enter your name and email address to log in to Macmillan. When your sign-in is successful, click Continue provisioning.

    Macmillan provisioning course screen

  4. Follow the instructions for associating your Macmillan course with Moodle.
Step 3: Add Macmillan Content to Your Moodle Course
  1. In your Moodle course, go to the section where you would like to add Macmillan content or activities. Click Create learning activity.
  2. Choose External tool.
  3. Fill in the activity name field and select Macmillan Content from the preconfigured tool dropdown.

    Macmillan Content tool selected in external tool dropdown

  4. Update remaining settings as needed. For help with external tool settings, see Activities & Resources: Add an External Tool.


Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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