Learning Management System Integrations

This article gives a brief outline of the integrations available.


There are a number of integrations between Talis Aspire Reading Lists and Learning Management Systems. This article lists those that we are able to support.

This article is aimed at people who need to point their development teams at the correct integrations for their learning management system. Each of the Talis provided integrations are available under an open source license.

Current integrations

Integrations which do not need code to be installed locally

We have a Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) integration which is available and suitable for use with any Learning Management System which supports the LTI 1.x standards. This requires no code to be installed on the host systems.

The Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) LTI tool is known to work with:

  • Canvas
  • Blackboard
  • Moodle
  • Desire2Learn
  • Aula
  • Any LTI 1.1 compliant learning system
  • Any LTI 1.3 compliant learning system

Read about the Talis Aspire Reading Lists LTI 1.1 Tool

Read about the Talis Aspire Reading Lists LTI 1.3 Tool (Link coming soon!)

Build your own integrations

You are strongly advised to use the LTI integration detailed at the top of this page. Most modern learning management systems support LTI and it makes it easy to setup and configure.

We have a number of APIs available which will allow you to build your own integrations. Contact us via the support desk to find out more about how we can help you with these APIs.

Our commitment to these integrations.

You are free to choose how you integrate with your learning management system, as your requirements will vary. Talis expects roughly 80% of student traffic to reading lists to come from the learning management system. For this reason we recognise the importance of these integrations and will work with you to make the integrations work for you.

If you know you are about to have a major upgrade to your learning management system, then please do include us in your notifications so that we can make sure that our tools are still going to work for the version of the system you are moving to.

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