Tool: using external tool
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Alice （Xin） Huang
29 January 2013
"The external tool is an activity module supporting LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability). It is similar to SCORM as a standard for educational objects, but instead of being a package of content that is uploaded to Moodle, LTI is a way of integrating the functionality provided by another system into your course.
The external tool enables Moodle users to interact with LTI-compliant learning resources and activities on other web sites. For instance, an external tool could provide access to a new activity type or learning materials from a publisher."
My experience with using external tool in Moodle 2.2 is that this tool enriches learner's experience a lot and make use of a lot webe resource.