LearningStudio's single sign-on (SSO) features allow a user to sign into one system and then have other systems trust that authentication and provide the user access, without having to sign in again. LearningStudio supports both inbound SSO for signing into LearningStudio and outbound SSO for accessing third party or external tools.
Inbound SSO allows an institution to manage user authentication within you own system. This allows you to consolidate the number of credentials and login screens students have to remember, and you can more seamlessly integrate LearningStudio into a portal experience. You can SSO to LearningStudio’s dashboard (if you don’t have portal of your own), a course, or to a specific section of a course. With Inbound SSO, you don’t need to store or transfer user passwords in LearningStudio (the passwords in LearningStudio are essentially scrambled and unknown to both you and the users).
Outbound SSO allows you to enrich a course experience with third party learning tools, such as research services, communications tools, or specialized learning environments. The preferred integration method is the IMS Global Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) specification. If a third party tool is compatible with LTI 1.0, it can be easily integrated to LearningStudio. There is a legacy proprietary SSO option as well, and while it remains supported, it is no longer preferred.