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Determining your Brightspace (D2L) LTI tool version

Depending on your institution's configuration, you may be launching Gradescope from Brightspace (D2L) using LTI version 1.3 or using the older version, LTI 1.0 combined with Brightspace's (D2L) custom API. An application programming interface (API) is a type of software that allows two apps to communicate with each other. Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) is a type of software developed by IMS Global Learning Consortium specifically to allow learning systems, such as Brightspace (D2L), to communicate with external systems, such as Gradescope. 

Because the process for using Gradescope with Brightspace (D2L) can differ slightly based on which integration version you have, it's recommended that before you start using our LTI guides,  you use one of the methods below to figure out whether your institution is launching Gradescope with LTI 1.0 + API or with LTI 1.3.

  • Method 1 (recommended): Contact your institution's Brightspace (D2L) administrator to ask if you're using Gradescope in Brightspace (D2L) with LTI 1.0 + API or LTI 1.3.
  • Method 2: Check your deep-linking capabilities. To do that, on your course site in Brightspace (D2L), select More from the top navigation bar. If Gradescope is listed as an option, you most likely have LTI 1.3. If Gradescope is not listed, you most likely have LTI 1.0 + API. Keep in mind that this is not a foolproof method and the best option is to contact either your admin or
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