Overview

Learning Management System (LMS) integration with ProQuest is yet another way academic and school libraries can support the research, teaching, and learning workflow for their institutions. With this recent enhancement, the ProQuest Platform is now certified to meet the IMS Global Learning Consortium’s current version 1.3 standard for learning tools interoperability (LTI). Once set-up, instructors can seamlessly link to their institution’s ProQuest content from within their learning management system, and without leaving their course environment. Students get direct access to the content without having to separately log in to ProQuest. 

Support Your Students—Integrate your LMS with your ProQuest Content Before you begin, make sure to have the following information:  We are here to help
If you have questions about the set-up process, please contact ProQuest Technical Support for assistance.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is happening with the ProQuest platform?
The ProQuest platform is now certified LTI compliant by the IMS Global Learning Consortium, meeting their current v1.3 standard for Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI). LTI integration for ProQuest makes it easy for faculty and teachers to embed links to ProQuest documents for their students to access via their institution’s Learning Management System. This allows students to access and use the resources they need without having to separately log in to ProQuest databases. This enhancement is the latest step in ProQuest’s mission to make content easier to find and access for our users.


What is Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI)?
Learning Tools Interoperability—sometimes referred to as “LTI”—represents a single standard by which educational technology providers such as ProQuest can seamlessly link items of content with the major Learning Management Systems (LMS). The LTI standard is set by IMS Global—a non-profit collaborative advancing EdTech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact.


Is ProQuest IMS Global certified?
Yes, the ProQuest platform is IMS Global certified for Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) v1.3.  ProQuest’s certification can be found here.


What functionality does LTI offer?
Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) offers the ability to embed links to ProQuest content from within a course, assignment, or reading list into a Learning Management System. When selected by a student from within their learning management system, the links provide direct and seamless access to ProQuest content, bypassing authentication requirements.


Which Learning Management Systems does ProQuest integrate with?
Currently, ProQuest provides documentation to support integration with Canvas and Moodle. In the future, we anticipate providing documentation to support integration with Blackboard, Schoology and Brightspace.


When will Blackboard, Brightspace, and Schoology become available for integration with ProQuest?
ProQuest is collaborating with Blackboard, Brightspace, and Schoology to set up future integrations as part of the 2022 roadmap for version 1.3 LTI integration with ProQuest.


How do I integrate my Learning Management System with ProQuest?
Integrating your Learning Management System with ProQuest consists of a one-time set-up process that will take approximately 20 minutes. Links to detailed set-up instructions appear at the top of this page.


If you experience difficulties or errors during the set-up process, please contact ProQuest Technical Support for assistance. Before you begin, make sure to have the following information: 
  1. Your system administrator username and password for your Learning Management System (e.g. Moodle, Canvas)
  2. Your username and password for the ProQuest Administrator Module at https://admin.proquest.com  

What is the key and secret needed to integrate my learning management system with ProQuest platform?
Please refer to the detailed set-up instructions which can be accessed at the top of this page. Because ProQuest platform is compliant with the latest and most secure version 1.3 standard, a key and secret are not required.


I’m interested in integrating my learning management system with ProQuest platform. Who can help me get this set up?
Links to detailed instructions are included at the top of this page.  Additionally, feel free to contact ProQuest Technical Support: Submit A Support Case - ProQuest Support Center


What ProQuest content can I integrate with my Learning Management System?
The ProQuest Platform is compliant with the latest version 1.3 standard for learning tools interoperability. Once the integration is set up, any content that your institution has access to via the ProQuest Platform can be pulled into a course environment within your institution’s learning management system. For example, students can access journal articles, ebooks, video, primary source documents, newspaper reports, and other materials your institution has access to via ProQuest databases.


Once integrated, is there a way to view content in a separate tab or separate window rather than within the iframe?
Yes. The ability to direct users to view content in a tab is managed within the LMS software itself. 

For Canvas LMS, visit this page for guidance: https://canvas.springscs.org/courses/234/pages/forcing-external-links-to-open-in-a-new-tab?module_item_id=21116

For Moodle LMS, visit this page for guidance:https://docs.moodle.org/22/en/URL_module_settings#Site_administration_settings> for guidance


Will I be able to track usage from the LMS integration?
Tracking usage specific to the LMS integration is not available at this time. However, please select the “Notify Me” button on the top left of this page to be notified when this page is updated with new information.


Will the integration be at the course level or will it need to be installed for a domain like an entire school district or university site?
The integration capability is designed to work at the domain level for the learning management system (e.g. entire school district, entire school, entire academic institution).


Does the integration include any rostering or collection of student data?
Student data is not collected as part of integrating your learning management system with ProQuest. 


Which other ProQuest “content platforms” can be integrated with learning management systems?
The main ProQuest platform at proquest.com is now LTI compliant at the current IMS Global version 1.3 standard and can integrate with learning management systems. The Alexander Street platform at search.alexanderstreet.com is currently LTI compliant for version 1.1.  

Updating the Alexander Street platform (search.alexanderstreet.com) to the current LTI v1.3 standard and enabling LTI for LMS integrations with the Government Information Systems (GIS) platform will be pursued in the future. Please select the “Notify Me” button on the top left of this page to be notified when this page is updated with new information.


Is there an additional fee for this LMS integration with ProQuest?
No, there is no additional fee for our customers to use this functionality. This is part of ProQuest’s ongoing effort to make finding, accessing, and using content easier for students.


I’m interested in integrating my learning management with ProQuest, what do I do if my institution needs ProQuest to sign an agreement?
Please contact ProQuest Support Technical Support:  Home - ProQuest Support Center