What are External Tools?

If you're a functional administrator, External Tools lets you configure integration with an external solution that utilizes LTI, an independent standard for web-based applications developed by IMS. You can integrate solutions that are compliant with either of the following LTI standards:

You can make the external tool available in a specific site or in all sites. Site owners add the tool via Manage Tools or External Tools in Site Info.

External Tools lets you determine tool configuration options for site owners. You may provide no options, so site owners can only add the external tool. Or, you may allow site owners to change a variety of parameters, such as the tool name that displays in a site's Tool Menu or the tool's frame height.

To access this tool, select External Tools from the Tool Menu of the Administration Workspace.