You can embed external tools into a lesson activity, which allows students to access them directly within the lesson, without needing to leave Otus. Examples of external tools are Playposit and Newsela.
Example Student View:
How to Add the External Tool
Step 1: After you've created the lesson, add an Activity.
Step 2: Select Add External Tool. If you do not have this option available, that means your district has not enabled any External Tools.
Step 3: Select the tool you wish to add.The options here are based on the tools your district has enabled.
Step 4: Select Launch Tool.
Step 5: If you have selected a tool that requires deep linking, you will need to select the specific resource you'd like students to have access to. If you have selected a tool that is considered basic linking, move on to Step 6. See the clarification note below:
➡️ Step 5 Clarification
Based on the tool you've selected, there are two possible ways it will be linked:
Step 6: If your tool requires a deep link (ex. Playposit), you will need to navigate from within the window to select the specific source. If your tool does not require a deep link (ex. Newsela), you will skip this step and move on to Step 7.
Step 7: Give the activity a title.
Step 8: Provide instructions for the activity (optional)
Step 9: Upload a preview image (optional)
Step 10: Select Save.
Below is an example of how an LTI activity will look within a student account when they complete the lesson.