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Integrate MATLAB Grader with Sakai

Check for Existing MATLAB Grader Integration

The easiest way to find out if MATLAB® Grader™ has already been integrated with your LMS is to add a MATLAB Grader coding problem to your course. See the next section for instructions.

If you cannot find the MATLAB Grader integration, or it is clear that MATLAB Grader has not been integrated yet, contact one of the resources in Getting Help.

Instructors: Add MATLAB Grader Coding Problem to Course

If an LMS administrator has already performed MATLAB Grader integration with Sakai®, you can add MATLAB Grader coding problems to your course.

  1. In Sakai, go to the site you want to add a MATLAB Grader coding problem to.

  2. Select Lessons from the Tool Menu.

    If Lessons is not visible

    1. Select Site Info > Manage Tools.

    2. Select Lessons from the list of tools.

    3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Continue.

    4. Click Finish.

  3. Click Add Content +.

  4. Select Add External Tool, located at the bottom of the list.

  5. Click the tool name corresponding to MATLAB Grader.

    For Tool Title, enter the problem name.

  6. Click Save.

To launch the problem, click on the problem name. Sakai launches the MATLAB Grader interface for copying and creating content.

You can create a new problem or select a problem from your available collections or courses. To access your MATLAB Grader content, see Link MathWorks Account to MATLAB Grader Assessment Content.

If you need assistance, contact one of the resources in Getting Help.

LMS Administrators: Add MATLAB Grader to Sakai External Tools

To add MATLAB Grader to Sakai External Tools:

  1. Get Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) credentials.

    1. In MATLAB Grader, using the top navigation, go to LMS Integration.

    2. Select Other from the drop-down list.

    3. Click Generate Key and Secret. Copy these values and the Launch URL.

  2. Sign into Sakai and navigate to the Administration Workspace.

  3. Select External Tools from the Tool Menu.

  4. Click Installed Tools.

  5. Click the Install LTI 1.1 Tool link.

    • For Tool Title, we recommend “MATLAB Grader”.

      • Allow instructors to change Tool Title.

    • For Button Text, we recommend “MATLAB Grader”.

    • Set Tool Status to Enabled.

    • For Launch URL, enter the Launch URL obtained in the first step.

    • For Launch Key, enter the MATLAB Grader Key that you generated in the first step.

    • For Launch Secret, enter the MATLAB Grader Secret that you generated in the first step.

    • Under Privacy Settings, ensure all options are unselected.

    • Select the following Services:

      • Allow External Tool to return grades

      • Allow External Tool to create grade columns

    • Indicate the following type of Content Item/Deep Link Selection launch:

      • Allow the tool to be one of the assessment types.

    • Select Allow additional custom parameters (just above Splash Screen section)

    • If you have a section Type of LTI 1.1 Launch to Use, select “Use Legacy LTI 1.1 Launch.”

When you have completed configuring the settings, click Save.


See How do I make an LTI 1.1 tool available to site owners? (Note that some links require a third-party vendor login to access information.)

Getting Help

If at any point in this process you require assistance with adding a MATLAB Grader coding problem to your LMS course or in setting up the initial LMS integration, contact these resources in this order:

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