❗ Parts of this article are intended for Site Administrators at your school.

General LTI - IMS & SOWISO/Bolster Academy

SOWISO/Bolster Academy has IMS Learning Tools Interoperability to connect to your Learning Management System (LMS), like Canvas, Brightspace or Moodle. The LTI connection will let you sign in automatically without having to insert a username and password again. Those are synchronised with the LMS.

When setting up SOWISO/Bolster Academy as an external source in the LMS, you must share with SOWISO/Bolster Academy the e-mail and name of the users.

What information do I need for the Brightspace integration?

In order to connect you also need:

  • URL

for SOWISO users: https://cloud.sowiso.nl/lti
for Bolster Academy users: https://app.bolster.academy/lti

  • Consumer key and shared secret

These are unique to your institution, and you can get those from us by sending an e-mail to

Class enrollment

You can use the access code for class enrollment directly in the url, like

for SOWISO users: https://cloud.sowiso.nl/lti/CODE
for Bolster Academy users: https://app.bolster.academy/lti/CODE

This will automatically enroll the use in the class (and groups) that the access

code belongs to.

How to set up the integration?

1. Go to Course Tools -> Course Admin -> External Learning Tools

2. Click “New link”

3. Fill in the form


for SOWISO users: https://cloud.sowiso.nl/lti
for Bolster Academy users: https://app.bolster.academy/lti

SOWISO/Bolster Academy requires these security settings to be set:

4. Custom parameters

When creating the Bolster Academy resource in the LMS, we accept additional

custom parameters that you can pass:

Custom parameter: accesscode=class_access_code

This will enroll the student at login to the class that the access code belongs to. This is an alternative to the above Class enrolment, where you can use the same code in the LTI url. You can get the class_access_code from SOWISO/Bolster Academy in the Teacher menu:

Fill in the access code to enroll your students in a particular SOWISO/Bolster Academy


Custom parameter: url=any_url_in_sowiso

This will redirect the resources to the URL provided. For instance, when you want to link to a test with id 3, you could use the URL as url=/content/confirm_test/3

Custom parameter: hidemenu=true

This will hide the top menu in Sowiso/Bolster Academy platform.

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