Acrobatiq LTI 1.3 Setup in Brightspace/D2L

Acrobatiq LTI 1.3 Setup in Brightspace/D2L

Campus Brightspace administrators can quickly and easily install the VitalSource LTI tool in order to provide students and faculty seamless access to VitalSource Bookshelf and Analytics tools.

Installing the Tool

  1. Log in to Brightspace and navigate to Admin Tools > External Learning Tools.
  2. Click on Manage Tool Providers.
  3. Click on New Tool Provider.
  4. Populate the tool provider form with the following information:
    • Launch Point:
      • Single-course dashboard
    • OAuth Signature Method: HMAC-SHA1
    • Check the box to use custom tool consumer information instead of the default.
    • Visibility: Check the box to allow users to use this tool provider.
    • Keyset URL and OpenID connect Login URL provided by VitalSource integration manager
  5. Security Settings: Our recommendation is to check all boxes. At a minimum, the following are required:
      • Send tool consumer information to tool provider.
      • Send context information to tool provider.
      • Send course information to tool provider.
      • Send LTI user ID and LTI role list to tool provider.
      • Send user name to tool provider.
      • Send user email to tool provider.
      • Send system username to tool provider.
      • Send system Org Defined ID to tool provider.
      • Send system role to tool provider.
      • Send link title to tool provider.
  6. Click Save and Close 

*The LTI Tool Provider can also be configured at the course module if that is the preferred method for your campus. Please note that for a direct launch to Acrobatiq materials enter the Custom Acrobatiq URL. This is provided by a VitalSource Integration Manager.

Set-up Steps for D2L/Brightspace

Once you've added the tool provider, follow these steps to add the external tool link properties to the LMS.

  1. Click Manage External Learning Tool Links.
  2. Click New Link.
  3. Enter the following properties:
      • Title: Enter the name for the link you’d like to display in your courses (Recommended: VitalSource Digital Materials).
      • URL
        • Single-course dashboard: custom link provided by your VitalSource Integration Manager.
      • Visibility: Check the “Allow users to view this link” box.
  4. Click Save and Close. 

Add Links to Course Module

Once the LTI External Tool is installed, we recommend adding links to a Module within the relevant Brightspace courses. Modules allow instructors to organize the link within their course as they wish.

  1. Within a course in Brightspace, navigate to the Table of Contents.
  2. If no Modules exist, create one by providing a name for your module.
  3. Once in the Module where you will add the LTI Link, click Existing Activities > External Learning Tools.
  4. Click Create New LTI Link using the custom Acrobatiq URL provided by a VitalSource Integration Manager and select the VitalSource link.

Acrobatiq Gradebook Sync Tool for Instructors

The gradebook sync tool allows instructors to manually select the specific graded items that will be sent to the LMS. The gradebook sync feature is available for all integrations using LTI 1.3.

How to Access

From within each new course section:

  1. Navigate to Gradebook via the Profile Menu
  2. Select Gradebook
  3. Select Gradebook Sync


Make Customizations

  1. To include the module or unit number in the title of each graded item turn the Add Module or Unit Number to ON.
  2. To add gradebook columns, click the checkbox to the left of the item.
  3. To select all graded items, use Select All
  4. Once all items have been selected, click Create Selected Columns. All selected will be created in the LMS gradebook. Columns that have synced to the LMS gradebook will have a green checkmark in the Exists in LMS column.

    Note:Step 5, manual syncing is not necessary, automatic syncing will occur once step 4 is complete. 
  5. To manually sync grades between Acrobatiq and your LMS, click Sync grades for this course now.



  • The title of each item will appear as it appears on the Acrobatiq Sync Tool will be the exact title that is sent to the gradebook in the LMS.
  • If you need to remove a column from your LMS gradebook, you must do so in your LMS.


What do students see when they access Acrobatiq courseware via an LMS?

After a student clicks the link in their LMS, they will automatically be registered in their course section. The student is placed at courseware homepage.

Can I select which assignments sync to the LMS gradebook?

Yes, instructors can select a subset of gradebook items to sync to their LMS gradebook. Once gradebook items have been selected and synced, they will appear in the LMS with the correct label and point value.

Can I change the name of the assignments in my LMS?

While the name of the gradebook item/assignment can be changed in the LMS, the gradebook item name in the courseware will stay the same.

Can I select which gradebook items to sync to the LMS?

Yes, Instructors can use the gradebook sync tool to select the items that will sync to the gradebook.

What happens when I modify an assignment’s point value in the LMS?

The point value for the assignment is updated in both Acrobatiq and the LMS (after the next LTI launch from anyone into that course section).

Existing scores in the LMS are scaled to reflect point value change.

Can I remove an Acrobatiq gradebook item from the sync?

Yes. You can unselect the item in the gradebook sync tool. You will also need to remove the item from the LMS gradebook.

What happens when I remove and then re add an item from the LMS gradebook?

After an item is removed from the LMS gradebook it can be added back by selecting the assignment for sync in the Acrobatiq gradebook sync tool.

Note, the LMS may now show a duplicate line item, the disassociated original and the replacement.

Can I manually send scores?

Yes. Sync any line item changes from Acrobatiq to the LMS as defined above.

Resend all scores for all line items from Acrobatiq to the LMS.

How often are scores synced to the LMS?

Scores are sent as they are created in Acrobatiq. There can be a delay of approximately 5 mins for the score to show in the LMS after an assessment is completed.

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