Moodle- Creating the External Tool

Creating the External Tool in Moodle, For Use In Assignments

  • Login as the Moodle Administrator
  • Navigate to the following page (In the Site Administration block):

► Site administration / ► Plugins / ► Activity modules / ► External Tool / ►Manage tools

  • Click configure a tool manually



Configure the tool as follows:

  • Tool Name - something identifying Outcomes Assessment Projects, that can be easily
    selected when creating the assignment
  • Tool Base URL -
  • LTI Version - LTI1.0/1.1
  • Consumer Key - to be copied and pasted from Outcomes Assessment Projects
  • Shared Secret - to be copied and pasted from Outcomes Assessment Projects
  • Default launch container – Embed
  • Within the Privacy section enable the following settings:
    • Share launcher’s name with tool - Always
    • Share launcher’s email with tool - Always
    • Accept grades from the tool – As specified in Deep Linking definition or Delegate
      to teacher
  • Click Save Changesmceclip2.png


After creating the external tool, you can click the link below to set up the assignment link. 

Moodle- Assignment Link Creation

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