Desire2Learn Integration (LTI)


The Atomic Learning Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) feature creates links to series of Atomic Learning tutorials on a Desire2Learn course page. Instructors select multiple Atomic Learning tutorial videos to share with students. Because students access the tutorials through the Desire2Learn course shell, no sign-in to Atomic Learning is required.


  • Instructor Access to Desire2Learn course
  • Access to Atomic Learning


  1. Log into Desire2Learn.
  2. Navigate to the course shell that will contain the Atomic Learning tutorials.
  3. Click the Content tab.
  4. Locate the Module where the Atomic Learning tutorials will be added
  5. Click the dropdown arrow next to Add Existing Activities.
  6. Select External Learning Tools.
  7. In the External Learning Tools box, choose UW Platteville Atomic Learning.
  8. To add a more meaningful title, click the dropdown arrow next to the link and choose View Topic.
  9. To edit the Title to describe the selected Atomic Learning tutorial, click on the Dropdown arrow and select Edit Title.

Edit Title
Edit Title

  1. To select the Atomic Learning videos click the newly named link in the Module view.

    Note: The timing of this step is very important. The first person to view the topic gets to select the tutorials.  The instructor should be the first person.  Do not publish the Module until after the tutorials have been selected.
  2. To locate the tutorials to be added, type a search term in the Search box and click Search
  3. Click on the Series Title to be added.

Search Interface of Atomic Learning site
         Atomic Learning Search Interface

  1. Click Check All to include all videos on this topic or individually select the tutorials to add. To expand sections of tutorials in the list click on the.
  2. Click on the Preview Selections button.

Select the tutorials you want to include by checking the boxes
         Check Desired Tutorials

  1. The Atomic Learning tutorials selected will appear as a list of links to the videos.
  2. Click the Submit button
  3. Students will now be able to select any video from the list to watch located in the Desire2Learn Content Area and not need to login to Atomic Learning.

Screenshot of Linked Atomic Learning Tutorials as they will appear on Desire2Learn course page
 Atomic Learning Tutorial Links

If you need further assistance, contact or phone 608.342.1792

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