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Connect a learning management system course to a classroom

You can configure an LTI-compliant learning management system (LMS) course to connect to GitHub Classroom so that you can import a roster for your classroom.

Who can use this feature

Organization owners who are admins for a classroom can connect learning management systems to GitHub Classroom. 有关教室管理员的详细信息,请参阅“关于教室管理”。

About connecting an LMS to your classroom

You can connect a learning management system (LMS) to GitHub Classroom and import a roster of student identifiers from the LMS.

Prerequisites

Before you can connect your LMS to a classroom, an administrator for your LMS instance needs to register your LMS with GitHub Classroom to initiate the OAuth handshake. An admin only needs to do this registration process once, then any teacher who uses their LMS instance may sync their LMS courses to classrooms. For more information, see "Register a learning management system with GitHub Classroom."

Note: Google Classroom does not use the LTI protocol, so does not need to be connected to GitHub Classroom before importing the roster. For more information, see "Importing a roster from Google Classroom."

To configure an LMS to connect to GitHub Classroom, you must first create a classroom. For more information, see "Manage classrooms."

Supported LMSes

GitHub Classroom 支持与实施学习工具互操作性 (LTI) 标准的 LMS 建立连接。

  • LTI 版本 1.3
  • LTI 优势

使用 LTI 有助于确保您的信息安全。 LTI 是一个行业标准协议,GitHub Classroom 对 LTI 的使用得到了教学管理系统 (IMS) 全球学习联盟的认证。 有关详细信息,请参阅 IMS 全球学习联盟网站上的学习工具互操作性关于 IMS 全球学习联盟

GitHub 已测试且验证注册、连接及将名册数据从以下 LMS 导入 GitHub Classroom。

  • 画布
  • Moodle
  • Sakai
  • Google Classroom

注意:其他实施 LTI 1.3 的 LMS 可与 GitHub Classroom 配合工作,但尚未验证。 LMS 管理员可能需要配置有关隐私和按钮放置的自定义设置,以及可能需要向教师提供如何从 LMS 启动到 GitHub Classroom 的文档。

Google Classroom does not use the LTI protocol, so does not need to be connected to GitHub Classroom before importing the roster. For more information, see "Importing a roster from Google Classroom."

Linking a Canvas course with a classroom

You can link your Moodle course with a classroom in GitHub Classroom. For more information about Canvas, see the Canvas website.

An administrator needs to register your LMS instance with classroom before you can link an LMS course. For more information, see "Configuring Canvas for GitHub Classroom."

  1. Sign into Canvas.
  2. Select the Canvas course to integrate with GitHub Classroom.
  3. Click "Settings" in the left sidebar, then click the "Apps" tab.
  4. Click the + App button.
  5. Under "Configuration Type", select By Client ID from the dropdown menu.
  6. Under "Client ID", input the Client ID that your LMS administrator created when registering your LMS instance with GitHub Classroom.
  7. Click Submit, then click Install.
  8. Refresh the page, and you should see a GitHub Classroom link in the course sub-navigation menu on the right hand side of the course details page. Note that the name may be different if your LMS admin named it something else when registering your LMS.
  9. Clicking the GitHub Classroom link will launch you into GitHub Classroom, where you can select a classroom to link with your LMS course.

Once your course is linked, you can import your roster from your LMS course to your classroom. For more information, see "Importing a roster from your LMS."

Linking a Moodle course with a classroom

You can link your Moodle course with a classroom in GitHub Classroom. For more information about Moodle, see the Moodle website.

An administrator needs to register your LMS instance with classroom before you can link an LMS course. For more information, see "Configuring Moodle for GitHub Classroom."

You must be using Moodle version 3.0 or greater.

  1. Sign into Moodle.
  2. Select the Moodle course to integrate with GitHub Classroom.
  3. Under "External Tools, under "General", you should see a button with the name "GitHub Classroom". Note that the name may be different if your LMS admin named it something else when registering your LMS.
  4. Clicking the GitHub Classroom button will launch you into GitHub Classroom, where you can select a classroom to link with your LMS course.

Once your course is linked, you can import your roster from your LMS course to your classroom. For more information, see "Importing a roster from your LMS."

Linking a Sakai course with a classroom

You can link your Sakai course with a classroom in GitHub Classroom. For more information about Sakai, see the Sakai website.

An administrator needs to register your LMS instance with classroom before you can link an LMS course. For more information, see "Configuring Moodle for GitHub Classroom."

  1. Sign into your Sakai instance.
  2. Select the Sakai course to integrate with GitHub Classroom.
  3. Click on External Tools.
  4. Click on Tool Links.
  5. Clicking the "GitHub Classroom" link will launch you into GitHub Classroom, where you can select a classroom to link with your LMS course.

Once your course is linked, you can import your roster from your LMS course to your classroom. For more information, see "Importing a roster from your LMS."

Importing a roster from your LMS

To import your roster from your LMS:

  1. Open your linked classroom in GitHub Classroom and select the "Students" tab.

  2. Click the Import from... button containing the name of your LMS (Canvas, Sakai, or Moodle).

    Import from Canvas button

  3. Select which identifier you'd like to use for your students, then click Import roster entries, and your roster will be imported.

To update an existing roster:

  1. Open your linked classroom in GitHub Classroom and select the "Students" tab.
  2. Click the Sync from... button containing the name of your LMS (Canvas, Sakai, or Moodle).

Sync from Moodle button

Importing a roster from Google Classroom

Google Classroom does not use the LTI protocol so does not need to be connected to GitHub Classroom before importing the roster.

  1. 登录 GitHub Classroom
  2. 在课堂列表中,单击要查看的课堂。 组织教室列表中的教室
  3. 在课堂名称下,单击 “学生”。 课堂的“学生”选项卡
  4. If your classroom already has a roster, you can either update the roster or delete the roster and create a new roster.
  5. In the list of LMSes, click Google Classroom. "Google Classroom" button
  6. Sign in to Google, then select the Classroom to link to.

Disconnecting your LMS

You can disconnect your classroom from your LMS in GitHub Classroom settings.

  1. 登录 GitHub Classroom
  2. 在课堂列表中,单击要查看的课堂。 组织教室列表中的教室
  3. 在课堂名称下,单击 “设置”。 课堂的“设置”选项卡
  4. Under "Connect to a learning management system (LMS)", click Connection Settings. "Connection settings" link in classroom settings
  5. Under "Delete Connection to your learning management system", click Disconnect from your learning management system. "Disconnect from your learning management system" button in connection settings for classroom