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What is LTI Resource Search?

LTI Resource Search Enables Querying Repositories

LTI Resource Search defines how to search digital repositories for a set of resources. The standard addresses searching learning object repositories (LORs), and other catalogs of learning resources, from learning tools using various attributes of resources and returning full metadata about the resources to the learning tools. Results can be launched either as URLs or LTI links. The benefit for an educator or student using the learning tool (such as a Learning Management System) is the seamless ability to search resource libraries for appropriate resources and transparent launching of those resources.

ACT's Open Source Sample Client for LTI Resource Search

ACT has created and received IMS Global Conformance Certification for their OpenEd LTI Resource Search Client v1.0. The OpenEd LTI Resource Search client is a command line tool allows searching by various criteria against any LTI Resource Search compliant Learning Object Repository. Criteria include keyword search, search by learning objective (expressed as CASE or human-readable names). Results are returned as text of the resource names and URLs.    

It has been tested against Knovation, the IMS Global test system, and OpenEd. As other LORs adopt the standard it will be tested against those as well. 
 
It is also open sourced under Apache2 license and full source is available at http://github.com/openedinc/srch_cli. It is written in Ruby but the techniques should apply to any programming language. If you are considering accessing an LTI Resource Search supporting LOR inside your ed tech tool (such as an LMS or assessment system) this code should help you implement your own client much faster.