Does anyone have the Zoom LTI connection setup in Learn and using it? How has your experience with it been?
We - CSU - East Bay has the Zoom LTI connection set up inside Learn managed hosted system and on Q4 2015 release. It is okay, but the link is just an open room and will work for some professors. Others like the scheduling meetings and will place links inside the course (with different meeting IDs) from their accounts. I can discuss further if you prefer. Here is the documentation we have for Zoom with LTI and SSO enabled.
Overall, I like zoom for some things/purposes and I still like collaborate for other things/purposes. It all hinges on what the professor/instructor wants to do with the tool.
FYI - the Zoom LTI link works with SaaS Classic GUI and courses.
Hi Suzanne,Thanks for the info and documentation links, very helpful. I'm waiting on a LTI key and password so we can put it on our test instance.
You are welcome and glad this helped. The documentation is for users (faculty/staff).
Please let me know if you have other questions or want to further discuss this. It will be interesting to see how you/your users/clients like Zoom vs Zoom integration into BB.
If you're looking for a more comprehensive integration, CirQlive is a Zoom Technology Partner, and provides a complete Zoom integration with Blackboard Learn.
This includes the ability to schedule Zoom meetings, SSO to meetings, access and stream recordings, view attendance data - all from within the LMS course page.
Please have a look on our website for more information and a short video demo of the integration.
A word of advice before you get your hopes up too high...
Unless something has changed in the last year or so, Zoom's native (free) LTI integration requires your LTI placement to have the specific Zoom meeting URL provided as the tool provider link. That means if you have 50 instructors (with 50 pro host accounts in Zoom, with 50 personal meeting IDs) for whom you wish to provide an easy integration method, you will need to set up 50 LTI placements and - then - decide how to deal with 50 Zoom "tool" links that appear in courses for all instructors to see, when they really should just see their own.
That is where CirQlive comes in, and their product may be excellent (I am not judging it whatsoever). What I am a bit disappointed with is that Zoom's own LTI integration just doesn't cut it...at least for us, and we're not unusual I don't think...but they still offer it and then tell you about a third-party who can provide a better option at a cost.
If something has changed and I'm wrong in my assessment, somebody please tell me! :-)
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