Oxford Learning Link
Integration with your LMS/VLE
If your institution is using Blackboard, D2L|Brightspace, Canvas, or Moodle then you’ll be able to integrate Oxford Learning Link content for your chosen title. Below are instructions for each supported LMS/VLE for LTI 1.1, and tool use instructions for LTI 1.3/Advantage (integration of the LTI 1.3/Advantage tool requires somewhat high-level LMS administrator permissions, and should be done in coordination with OUP's Onboarding group).
Click on the name of your LMS/VLE above to download detailed instructions. These will guide you or your administrator through the process of integrating Oxford Learning Link content into your LMS/VLE.
During the LTI 1.1 integration process, you will need to contact our Customer Support team to request a key/secret. They will also be available to assist with any other queries you have during course set up.
If your institution is using Blackboard, D2L|Brightspace, Canvas, or Moodle then you’ll be able to integrate Oxford Learning Link content for your chosen title. Below are tool use instructions for LTI 1.3/Advantage that assume the tool is already set up in your institution's LMS/VLE (integration of the LTI 1.3/Advantage tool requires somewhat high-level LMS administrator permissions, and should be done in coordination with OUP's Onboarding group).
Click on the name of your LMS/VLE above to download detailed instructions. These will guide you through the process of integrating Oxford Learning Link content into your LMS/VLE.
- Student Data Privacy and Secure Authentication: LTI 1.3/Advantage has a more sophisticated approach than LTI 1.1, which makes sure that users are who they say they are and assures that only specific bits of data are being sent over the tool. It also means that better data is moving back and forth between the platforms and in a more secure manner.
- Oxford’s LTI 1.3/Advantage tool is certified by 1EdTech, the governing body of the LTI specifications.
- Role handling: The LTI Advantage standard allows for better communication of class users and course roles, as well as better reporting information for instructors – for instance, on which students have accessed LTIs and when they were accessed.
- Improved grade pass back: Student grades, comments, and grade history can be accessed directly from the Canvas grade book without having to visit the external tool.
- Deep linking: 1.3 also provides truly seamless deep linking, so that content from a third-party platform (Oxford Learning Link in this case) can be embedded directly into a course without users needing to go out to the external system.
Once the adoption form is submitted, the estimated time until integration is completed is 1-3 weeks for the FIRST integration at a school. Based on 1.1 integrations to this point, that timeline has more to do with institutional responsiveness or onboarding concerns than Oxford’s capabilities – our expectation is that once we are able to have the onboarding screenshare call with an LMS/VLE admin, tool registration should happen with within one business day. Unlike 1.1 course packages, the 1.3 tool only needs to be set up once for each institution. There will still need to be an adoption form filled out for each adoption, but the process of integration is quicker.
NOTE: This timeframe is dependent on some factors outside our control—such as LMS/VLE admin responsiveness, extensive information requests from the school, strict security requests, etc.) As such, an integration may take longer than the standard 2-3 weeks or not be possible.
Generally, no. Once an LMS/VLE integration for Oxford Learning Link using a 1.1 course package has been completed and the course is set up, integrating again via 1.3 will simply result in the instructor re-doing work.
Some schools might mandate 1.3—and, in such cases, a 1.3 integration for existing 1.1 customers makes sense. In these cases, the best time to switch to 1.3 would be with the next edition and/or if they want to set up a new LMS/VLE course (and redo assignments) for whatever reason.
No. We will continue to offer 1.1 integrations for the foreseeable future. As more and more of our customers move to 1.3, we may consider a timeline for only offering 1.3—but that is not on our short-term roadmap.
YES. Two things:
(a) Many of our third-party partners DO NOT yet support LTI 1.3, and so titles that use tools from outside OUP, particularly some communication and philosophy titles, are not presently available via 1.3. As these third-party partners further develop their 1.3 capabilities, we will be able to offer those courses via 1.3 as well. In the meantime, any requests for 1.3 integrations of titles must be integrated via 1.1 course packages for now instead.
(b) Test Banks: When integrating via LTI 1.3, if you wish to install our test bank in your LMS/VLE course, you must separately import the stand-alone test bank-only course package. This is an additional step from the LTI 1.3 setup and content linking. The reason for this is that in order for test bank questions to be delivered in a format that instructors can edit, they must be delivered in QTI format (which stands for Question and Test Interoperability), which is not supported over LTI 1.3.
When integrating via LTI 1.3, if you wish to install our test bank in your LMS/VLE course, you must separately import the stand-alone test bank-only course package. This is an additional step from the LTI 1.3 setup and content linking. The reason for this is that in order for test bank questions to be delivered in a format that instructors can edit, they must be delivered in QTI format (which stands for Question and Test Interoperability), which is not supported over LTI 1.3.
This is known behavior for Moodle, not specific to our 1.3 tool. Moodle is working on a broader solution for this—but, in the interim, at the course-level an instructor can follow the steps from Moodle here to hide these items in the gradebook.
This is known behavior for Moodle, not specific to our 1.3 tool. Please see this Moodle forums post for a solution (which will need to be addressed by an LMS/VLE admin). .
Account Registration and Access
Please confirm that you are not accidentally entering any numeral ones ("1") or lowercase Ls (“l”) for capital Is ("I"), or any zeros ("0") for capital Os ("O").
If you continue to have trouble, you will need to contact Customer Support so that we can verify your access code. The fastest way to get a response is to use the Contact Us form.
Most Oxford Learning Link subscriptions have a length of 6 months. Occasionally subscriptions will last for a full year or longer. To view your active subscriptions and to see when access to your resources will expire please visit your account page.
To renew your access to digital resources, find the subscription that requires renewal and click the “Click to renew your access for X months” link provided.
- Register for an Oxford Learning Link account or log in to your existing account:
- If you have an existing Oxford Learning Link account, log in here: https://learninglink.oup.com/signin
- If you do not have an Oxford Learning Link account, create one here: https://learninglink.oup.com/register
- After you are logged in to Oxford Learning Link, go to the product page for your product. To find the product page use the Oxford Learning Link search feature found in the upper right-hand corner.
- Under "Need access to 'locked' resources?" below, follow the link to register with your access code or purchase access online.
- Navigate back to the product page by using the search feature in the upper right-hand corner.
- Under ‘All Resources” you will see links that you can click to access the resources for your title.
If you cannot remember your password, you can follow the “Forgot your password?” link on the Oxford Learning Link login page to recover your password. Enter your username, press Submit and you will receive a password reset email at the email address associated with your account.
If you do not receive the email in a few minutes, this could be because:
- You mistyped your username
- Your account's email address is not set or is incorrect
- The email was delayed or routed to your junk email folder
Please also check your Spam and Junk folders for the email. If you still cannot find it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Oxford Learning Link Course Management
Please Note: Many of the quizzes and other assessments in Oxford Learning Link courses are hosted by OUP, outside of the LMS/VLE. Therefore, certain settings (such as the number of attempts allowed) are not adjustable by the instructor.