Blackboard recently informed us that they will discontinue support for their Partner Cloud LTI 1.1 (Single Sign On, or SSO) integrations later this year. Moving forward, Blackboard will only support integrations that are based on LTI 1.3 (LTI Advantage). Vista Higher Learning will be your partner during this transition and provide assistance to educators and administrators. As of July 1, 2023, Vista Higher Learning will need to discontinue support for all Blackboard LTI 1.1 (Single Sign On) Partner Cloud integrations.
You will be given the option of continuing to access the online resources for your Vista Higher Learning program through LTI Advantage - the current version of LTI. You’ll have access to all the great content you and your students use every day with Single Sign On (SSO), Grade Sync, and Deep Linking.
Vista Higher Learning is committed to supporting you through this transition. Our commitment is to help you teach languages with the best digital products and integration services available. Please review our FAQ section below or email our team with any questions.
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Questions or Comments?
- Why is there a need to transition? Answer: The IMS, who publishes the LTI specs, has deprecated support for LTI 1.1 / 1.2
- Do I need to transition? Answer: Yes, if you have an active course using LTI 1.1 for single-sign-on between Blackboard and a vhlcentral course.
- What is the timeline for this transition? Answer: As of July 1, 2023 Partner Cloud LTI 1.1 (Single Sign On, or SSO) is no longer supported.
- Until when can my school use Partner Cloud LTI 1.1 (Single Sign On, or SSO)? Answer: Through June 30th 2023, you may continue to use Partner Cloud LTI 1.1 (Single Sign On, or SSO).
Can I use Partner Cloud LTI 1.1 (Single Sign On, or SSO) for summer courses? Answer: Yes, with limitations; courses must end by June 30th 2023.
- What happens to my closed courses that used Partner Cloud LTI 1.1 (Single Sign On, or SSO)? Answer: Courses will remain in closed course history in vhlcentral.com programs; single-sign-on (SSO) links will no longer be operational.
- I am an LMS Admin, what do I need to do now? Answer: Provide VHL with the names of instructors using Partner Cloud LTI 1.1 (Single Sign On, or SSO) by responding to the email you received to onboard a LTI-A 1.3 instance or email our team with this information.
- If an instructor is team teaching a course can they use LTI-Advantage? Answer: Yes!
- If an instructor has an existing LMS course template, do they have to create a new course template? Answer: No, as long as the external tool links in the LMS course template are updated to the LTI-A 1.3 instance.
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