LTI Request Process
Process for faculty to request an LTI (Learning Tool Interoperability) for Canvas:
STEP 1. Faculty will need to submit an ITS BGSU Project Evaluation Request:
- Requests will be accepted for LTIs twice during the academic year at the same time that requests are submitted to Falcon Outfitters for course materials (February and October).
- ITS will work with BGSU General Counsel to obtain non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) for approved LTI pilots. All new NDA requests for the review period will be submitted at the same time to help insure timely processing.
Note: This step may add several weeks to the review process.
- The project evaluation request (PER) must contain the following information about the LTI:
- specific software title
- the course name and title in which the LTI will be utilized
- a vendor contact
- a student support contact
- a faculty support contact
- a department chair approval of the request
- access fees related to the LTI
- proof of ADA compliance for all services available through the LTI.
- For ADA compliance, it is recommended that faculty use the following web page as a guide when discussing the LTI with a vendor: http://www.bgsu.edu/disability-services/faculty-and-staff/e-content-course-accessibility.html
STEP 2. ITS and CFE will review the PER to determine whether a pilot will be implemented. A pilot will be run only if:
- BGSU has an NDA for the LTI.
- Proof of ADA compliance is confirmed.
- All required information has been provided in the PER (see step 1 - 3 above).
STEP 3. A pilot of the LTI will occur if all conditions described above are met.
- The pilot will involve the faculty and department who are requesting the software.
- The following web page will be updated with information about the LTI: http://www.bgsu.edu/center-for-faculty-excellence/resources/canvas-external-tools.html.
- The CFE will coordinate the communication between the faculty participating in the pilot and ITS to provide a recommendation at the end of the pilot. The recommendation will be one of the following:
- Pilot successful/install the LTI.
- Pilot not successful/do not install the LTI. Reasons for not recommending an integration will be provided. ITS and/or the CFE may follow up with the vendor if needed.
- LTI support for faculty and students will be provided by the vendor. Support contact information will be maintained on the following web page:
- Faculty and students should contact the vendor support contact directly for any questions or issues encountered when using the LTI.
- The CFE may periodically host LTI vendor visits and training for faculty.