This article explains how to use the GoOpen CT LTI tool to add GoOpen CT content to Moodle or OpenLMS courses.

Accessing My Collections, My Items, and My Groups

Here are preview images of the content provided by the LTI tool. When an instructor adds a new activity using the GoOpen CT LTI tool, the instructor will be able to search and browse items in their college’s Collections, their own personal saved Items, and their GoOpen CT Group folders. 

This screen shows what browsing My Collections looks like in the LTI 1.3 tool.

This screen shows what browsing My Items looks like in the LTI 1.3 tool.

This screen shows what browsing My Group folders looks like in the LTI 1.3 tool. 

Add an GoOpen CT LTI Link to Your Course

  1. Go to Site home and select the desired course from Available courses. 

  2. Select Turn editing on in the top right corner.

  1. Select + Add an activity or resource

  1. Select Add an activity or resource in the bottom right corner of the module to which you will add content.

  2. In the Add an activity or resource window, select External Tool.

  1. Enter the Activity name and select the GoOpen CT tool from the list of Preconfigured tools. (Your LMS Administrator may name the tool something other than GoOpen CT. Watch for communications from the LMS Administrator to confirm the name.) We will use the fictitious GoOpen CT Tool Test as the Preconfigured tool. Scroll down and select Save and display at the bottom of the screen. Do not select the Select content button.

  1. You can now view the GoOpen CT Collections that are available for your college. (This sample screen may not reflect your collections.)

Search, Browse, Preview, and Select Content to Add to your Course

After you select your desired course and add the External Tool to view your Collections, the steps below apply to Collections, Items, and Groups. Here we will focus on Collections.

In My Collections, you can:

  1. Select the desired collection and browse or filter results by Course tags aligned to CT standards, Subject, and Material type. Here we will select the Mathematics Assessment Project collection.

  2. Search Resources by keywords. (Note that you must be in the My Items tab or the My Group tab to search for content in My Items or My Groups, respectively.)

  3. Preview the content.

  4. Choose Select to embed the content in your course. 

  5. Let’s select the Sidewalk Stones activity to embed our course. 

This screen shows the teacher’s view of the Sidewalk Stones activity embedded in a course. 

Using the Content Toolbar

When viewing an embedded item in your course, as in the previous screen, a toolbar appears above the content. On the toolbar, you can:

  1. Rate the content with stars

  2. Select Save on the toolbar to save the content to My Items or My Groups

  3. Report the content

This screen shows the full set of menu items that appear if you expand your browser window.