Here at James Madison University we currently use WeBWork and Canvas and are preparing to implement the LTI for single sign-on and grade passback. I am running into some challenges, however, with how some business processes will change as a result. Two in particular are of concern at the moment:
1. Currently, students and faculty can log into WeBWork directly, but with the new LTI, we want to disable the LDAP option. We feel that having all enrollment and course access managed through Canvas and the LTI, and having the LTI auto-create and auto-assign users, is a big benefit. However, we are concerned about faculty perceiving it as a major hurdle to constantly have to log in to Canvas, find the course and assignment, and click through that way to manage their WeBWork courses. From what I understand, LDAP login is all or nothing; if we turn it off for students, it's also off for faculty. How are others managing this? Is it just a relatively painless learning curve for faculty?
2. When students request help from a faculty member, the URL that is emailed contains a direct deep link to the WeBWork assignment. How are other schools handling this with the LTI, if external auth is required? Are you rewriting the URL or redirecting somehow?
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