PassTheNotes Integration Options

PassTheNotes has got you covered from end to end. We understand the need to be able to implement a solution quickly as painless as possible. In that mindset, PassTheNotes offers multiple options for educational stakeholders to integrate with our solution. Integration options include:
  • Application-controlled cloud hosting services
  • SIS or Directory synchronization
  • Automatic user and level provisioning using Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI)®, a specification developed by IMS Global Learning Consortium.

How it Works – Getting into the nuts and bolts of integration options

Application-controlled cloud hosting services – Own and Control Your Content

Easily sync all user uploads to your cloud content repository of choice. Maintain full control and ownership of your content. Avoid the headaches when switching an LMS and figuring out content migration issues. With PassTheNotes, we host the application and you can opt to host your content, using PassTheNotes as the permission based access and organizational layer that can be used in the blended classroom.

If you prefer to have your content managed and hosted along with the app in the PassTheNotes cloud, we offer that option as well.

PassTheNotes has done the heavy lifting for you already. As a publisher, organization, or school district, simply:

  1. Log in and choose your cloud content repository you would like to sync with PassTheNotes for all district user uploads to “live” inside
  2. Enter your API or credentials
  3. Save and you’re done!

All users throughout your entire district will upload into your owned and controlled repository while PassTheNotes saves your stakeholders time in organizing it all. For advanced users, you can add multiple shared repositories and set permissions for which users and user types have access to any given repository.

That’s not all, there’s more. We “geek it out” here at PassTheNotes so we’ve provided pass through tools for easy throttling of storage limits and quotas for easy control of every stakeholder with simple storage distribution options. Have an science teacher that requires more space, another teacher that does not require much space, and a school video production department that requires an open quota for large files? Easily provision it in real time with just a few clicks.

Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI)®,
a specification developed by IMS Global Learning Consortium.

What is learning tools interoperability®?

“Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI)® is a specification developed by IMS Global Learning Consortium. The principal concept of LTI is to establish a standard way of integrating rich learning applications (often remotely hosted and provided through third-party services) with platforms like learning management systems, portals, or other educational environments. In LTI these learning applications are called Tools (delivered by Tool Providers) and the LMS, or platforms, are called Tool Consumers.

Initally dubbed “Basic LTI”, LTI v1.0 provides a simple but standard method to establish a secure link to a Tool from inside a Tool Consumer. The launch of this link allows a seamless learning experience for students who gain access to rich applications that appear to take place inside the learning environment.”

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As an IMS Global Learning Consortium Affiliate Member, we strongly believe in working towards a standard integration process for education technology. At the end of the day, the goal is to enable and empower teachers and students with tools and access to content which will assist in their educational goals and success.

PassTheNotes is LTI v1.0 Compliant enabling SSO and automatic provisioning of the following:

  • Users
  • Schools
  • Classes

PassTheNotes handles the rest in regards to permission based access and tools to create and distribute courses, license management for publisher materials, and more. Simply launch PassTheNotes as an external tool from your tool consumer whether an LMS or portal. We will provide your organization with the required identifiers to enter into your tool consumer once an account has been provisioned for your organization.

One of the great things about the integration is that every folder and piece of content has a dedicated LTI launch url. If you’d like your students to access Day 2’s lesson in Week 7 of their Algebra Math class, no sweat! Just copy the unique LTI Launch URL assigned to that folder and paste it into your LMS or other tool consumer. Alternatively, if you’d like to launch your student directly into chapter 2 of the textbook or to a great video lecture, follow the same steps by copying the unique LTI Launch URL and you’re all set. Take full control over the learning experience with just a few easy clicks.

At PassTheNotes, we are dedicated to continuously growing our product and gaining insightful feedback to constantly improve it. We don’t only welcome it, we frequently request it. By working together we look forward to building a great solution for your content and collaboration needs.

Want to learn more? Contact us to get a personalized demo and ask any questions you may have.

User Directory Synchronization and Updating

PassTheNotes offers additional integration options upon further discussions with organizations. Most commonly, synchronizing with your organization’s Active Directory with LDAP on a decided upon update schedule. Updates can be done monthly, weekly, daily, or even on-demand. Additionally, simple .CSV file exchanges containing necessary information can be used as well, all provided to you in the format our application requires. The goal is to integrate as efficiently as possible and our team is open to discussion to determine the best solution for your needs.