The integration is a significant step for interoperability for Newsela's students and teachers.
Newsela, the Instructional Content Platform that serves nearly 20 million students in the U.S. announced today that it is now compatible with LTI-configured learning management systems, such as Schoology, Canvas, Blackboard, and others.
By adopting the IMS Global interoperability standard LTI and becoming IMS Global Learning Consortium Certified, Newsela has made it easier for students and teachers to access authentic, engaging, and standards-aligned content from their district’s preferred instructional management platform. The integration is available at no extra cost to all schools and districts that use Schoology and other compatible learning management systems. Features include:
Single-Sign-On: Users can access Newsela from the LMS without the need to create a Newsela username or password Rostering: Classes will be created automatically for teachers as they log in to Newsela from their LMS. Students will be added to their class as they enter Newsela from the LMS.
“If you want to help students, you need to make these tools work together,” said Mel Lee, Integrations Product Manager at Newsela. “This is a great step for interoperability for our teachers and students.”
About Newsela Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that supercharges reading engagement and learning in every subject. Launched in 2013, more than 1 billion Newsela articles have been read by students, making Newsela the number 1 online news source for students. It starts with dynamic, game-changing content from premier sources like the Washington Post, Smithsonian, and Biography.com—covering topics students care about. Every article comes in 5 reading levels, tailored to the skill level of each reader.
When students read articles and take Common Core-aligned quizzes online, they are developing the critical nonfiction literacy skills that empower them to take part in conversations about complex issues, and prepare them for academic and professional success. For more visit http://www.newsela.com.