Sonia and Turnitin support a protocol for integration called Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) which is an education technology designed by IMS Global that enables Education Platforms, Apps and Tools like Sonia and Turnitin to communicate with each other.
It is a high-level form of integration that helps a user move from one application to another easily without logging in and out of multiple systems; essentially simplifies navigation between these applications.
In standard LTI terminology, a platform/consumer can connect to a tool/provider. But what does that mean?
An example of a typical platform/consumer is a Learning Management System (LMS) such as Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, etc.
An example of a typical tool/provider would be Turnitin.
The result of connecting these two types together is that an assignment within an LMS can call a tool such as Turnitin to be verified, etc.
Q: Is Sonia a platform/consumer or a tool/provider?
Sonia is one of a select few applications that can be both a Platform/Consumer and a Tool/Provider depending on which LTI Application you want to connect it with:
- In this instance, with Turnitin, the Platform/Consumer is Sonia and Turnitin is the Tool/Provider.
- If you want to connect Sonia to an LMS, then Sonia is the Tool/Provider, and the LMS is the Platform/Consumer.
The document attached details how to setup Sonia and Turnitin using the LTI Tool/Provider (v1.1) so that:
- Students can log into Sonia Online and navigate to the Placement and click on the Turnitin Assignment they need to complete.
- Placement officers can see assignments within the Sonia client, and gets grades on those back from Turnitin.
A full list of other applications that support LTI is available at IMS Product Directory.
This video shows how TurnItIn is used to collect and grade a student assignment from within Sonia.
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