Admins & Teachers: How to setup Screencast-O-Matic in Schoology LMS

Admins & Teachers: Set up Screencast-O-Matic in Schoology LMS

Screencast-O-Matic integrates with many learning management systems via the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard.  This article will help with the setup and use of the Screencast-O-Matic LTI app within the Schoology LMS for administrators and teachers.  

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Use of the Screencast-O-Matic LTI app is compatible with all plans; Free, Deluxe, and Premier.

Teachers: Add Screencast-O-Matic to Your Course

If you are a teacher, you can add and use the Screencast-O-Matic LTI app to your Schoology instance courses without an admin. 

Go to the course you would like to configure. Click Course Options on the left and select Materials. Click Add Materials dropdown.
If Screencast-O-Matic is already added by your admin, you will see it as an option (green box).


If it is not in your list, select Add File/Link/External Tool, and then select "External Tool"

Here, input the following:
  1. Change Tool Provider to Automatic, based on URL
  2. For Name, enter Screencast-O-Matic
  3. Enter the following URL:
  4. Click Submit
Note: You can ignore the Consumer Key and Shared Secret fields.

You're all set.  Enjoy making use of the Screencast-O-Matic LTI app within assignments in courses or any other place in the Schoology LMS where a rich text editor is present.

Admins: Add Screencast-O-Matic as an External Tool for Your School or District

To add Screencast-O-Matic as an external tool for your school or district, go to Tools > School Management.

Select Integration from the left-hand navigation panel, and click on the External Tools tab. Then click "Add External Tool Provider".

Here, input the following:
  1. For Tool Name, enter Screencast-O-Matic
  2. For Consumer Key, add the Key from the Screencast-O-Matic LTI settings
  3. For Shared Secret, add the Secret from the Screencast-O-Matic LTI settings
  4. For Privacy, Select Only send Email/Username of user who launches the tool
  5. For Configuration Type, select URL/XML
  6. Enter the following  Configuration URL/XML:
  7. Click Submit

Note: Free users can ignore the Consumer Key and Shared Secret fields.

You're all set.  Your users can now enjoy making use of the Screencast-O-Matic LTI app within assignments in courses or any other place in the Schoology LMS where a rich text editor is present.

Enable Team Deluxe and Team Premier Plans with the Consumer Key and Shared Secret

You can use the LTI App for your team to access the Deluxe Plan tools (screen recorder and video editor) and the additional features provided in the Premier Plan (embedding a video channel, adding a screen recorder button for student assignments, etc.).

In order for a Team Plan user to access the features of a Deluxe or Premier Plan, the admin for the plan will need to configure the LTI App with a private consumer key and secret.

First, login with your Admin account, click your user icon and then Settings.  On the left sidebar, click Integrations.

Make sure the LTI plugin is enabled (click the slider to On), and find the Key and Secret values in the fields.  Copy each value and we will take these values back to the Schoology configuration screen.  These are unique to the team account, and should not be shared with anyone outside of your team.


When launching the Screencast-O-Matic team application , why am I unable to use the video editor?

First, check to make sure your team account is upgraded to a Deluxe or Premier plan.  Access to the video editor is only included within these plans.

If you have a Deluxe or Premier account, check your Schoology app settings (or ask your Schoology Administrator to check/configure) to make sure you have the consumer key and secret added in, as in the instructions above.