Maple T.A. Now Supports the LTI Standard

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Maplesoft announced that its testing and assessment system Maple T.A. now supports the Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI) standard. This means Maple T.A. can be easily integrated with course management systems that support LTI.

: Maple T.A. can now be easily integrated with course management systems that support LTI

Now, with LTI connectivity, it is even easier for institutions to incorporate the powerful testing abilities of Maple T.A. directly into the environment they are using to manage other aspects of their courses.

Maplesoft™, a leader in software products for technical education and research, announced today an important update to Maple T.A. ™, its powerful online testing and assessment system designed especially for courses involving mathematics. Ideal for use in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, Maple T.A. now supports the Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI) standard. This means Maple T.A. can be easily integrated with course management systems that support LTI. Maplesoft officially supports LTI connectivity with Canvas, Blackboard Learn™, Brightspace™, Moodle™, and Sakai.

LTI support expands the collection of connectivity options for Maple T.A. Maplesoft also offers dedicated connectors for Blackboard and Moodle, and a web services API for custom development that allows Maple T.A. to be integrated into virtually any course management or learning management system. Integrating Maple T.A. with a course management system allows students and instructors to move freely between the two environments without having to log on more than once. It also provides a single location for students to access all their assignments, regardless of which system the assignment was created in, and a consolidated gradebook so all the students’ marks are available in one place.

“Many instructors want to take advantage of the advanced assessment facilities of Maple T.A. in their STEM courses, while continuing to use their institution’s course management systems,” says Jonny Zivku, the Maple T.A. Product Manager at Maplesoft. “Now, with LTI connectivity, it is even easier for institutions to incorporate the powerful testing abilities of Maple T.A. directly into the environment they are using to manage other aspects of their courses.”

The LTI connectivity is freely available to all Maple T.A. 10 and Maple T.A. MAA Placement Test Suite customers, and will be incorporated into the next major releases of these products.

About Maplesoft
Maplesoft™, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd. in Japan, has over 25 years of experience developing products for technical education and research, offering a solution that applies to every aspect of academic life. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft’s core technology is the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine, which is the foundation for all of its products, including Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment; MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool for physical systems; and Maple T.A.™, a web-based system for creating and assessing online tests and assignments.

Maplesoft also introduced a fundamental shift in technical education through its Clickable Math™ and Clickable Engineering™ initiatives. The idea behind this shift is to create technology that will allow students and teachers to focus on the concepts, not the tool. These initiatives deliver powerful mathematics through visual, interactive point-and-click methods in Maple, while the intuitive physical modeling environment of MapleSim helps teachers to quickly demonstrate the connection between modeling concepts and the underlying mathematical theory.

Over 90% of advanced research institutions and universities worldwide, including MIT, Stanford, Oxford, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the U.S. Department of Energy, have adopted Maplesoft solutions to enhance their education and research activities. In industry Maplesoft’s customers include Ford, Toyota, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, Motorola, and DreamWorks, covering sectors such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, defense, consumer products, and entertainment.

Visit http://www.maplesoft.com to learn more.

About Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd.
CYBERNET SYSTEMS in Japan provides world-class solutions and services in the CAE and IT areas. For more information, visit http://www.cybernet.co.jp/english/

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