How do educational DITA specializations address compliance with educational technology standards (e.g., LTI, Common Cartridge)?

Educational DITA specializations play a pivotal role in addressing compliance with educational technology standards such as Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) and Common Cartridge. These specializations enable educational content providers to create structured content that aligns with these standards, ensuring seamless integration with various learning management systems (LMS) and educational platforms.

LTI Integration

Educational DITA specializations typically include LTI integration templates. These templates allow content creators to define LTI parameters, like launch URL, consumer key, and shared secret. With these templates, educational content can be easily integrated into LMS platforms that support LTI, enabling instructors and students to access the content without compatibility issues.

Common Cartridge Support

For educational content distribution, Common Cartridge is a widely adopted standard. Educational DITA specializations provide templates and schemas that cater to Common Cartridge packaging. Content creators can structure their materials following these templates, making it straightforward to package content in a format that conforms to Common Cartridge specifications, ensuring easy sharing and import into various educational systems.


Here’s an example of how an educational DITA specialization can address LTI integration:

<lti-integration id="lti123">

In this example, the DITA specialization provides a template for LTI integration, including essential elements like the launch URL, consumer key, and shared secret, which are required for seamless integration with LMS platforms supporting LTI.