D2L - Manually Adding an LTI Link to Your Course (WeBWorK2)

This article illustrates how to add an LTI link to a course, when the tool is available through D2L, but the instructor must add the link manually.

Before you begin

  • This process should be used to add an LTI link to your course for specific services. Using these instructions to add other services will not work.
    • UWM WeBWorK2
  • Ensure you have the direct link to your LTI resource (e.g. website) from the provider of your service.
    • L&S Math instructors: Contact L&S ITO to request a WeBWorK2 course
  • Request course changes before adding this link. If students from multiple sections need to be added to one D2L site, use the Instructor Tools widget in D2L to request a course change before adding your LTI link
  • Do you wish to add a textbook publisher to your course? Refer to: [Link for document 69456 is unavailable at this time.]
  • Do you wish to add TurningPoint to your course? Refer to: TurningPoint Clickers - First Time Account Creation, Connecting With Canvas or D2L and Registering a Device


To complete these instructions, you must be logged into D2L, and enrolled in your D2L course as an instructor. These instructions will add an LTI link to your courses Content area.

  1. Click the Content link in your courses navigation bar.
  2. Under Table of Contents on the left, click the module you wish to add the LTI link to.
  3. Click the Add Existing Activities button. Then, click External Learning Tools.

    The Add Existing Activities button is pressed, and the External Learning Tools menu option is selected.

  4. Click the Create New LTI Link button in the window that appears.
  5. Fill out the requested fields.
    1. Enter a Title for the link. This link will be copied to future courses. If different LTI links will be used for each generation of course, name the link appropriately to make maintenance easier. 
      Good name: WeBWorK2 Homework - Fall 2017
      Bad name: WeBWorK2
    2. Enter the URL given to you by the provider of your service.
  6. Click the Create and Insert button.
The LTI link will now be accessible by you and your students. Refer to this article if you would like to change the date and time availability of the LTI link.

Keywords:d2l d2l@uwm brightspace learn@uw learnuw luw lti external learning tool add link course content webwork2 webwork web work   Doc ID:76016
Owner:David D.Group:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Created:2017-08-24 11:32 CSTUpdated:2019-12-30 10:37 CST
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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