How do I use the App Center in my course?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

The App Center is your gateway to powerful teaching tools that are easily integrated into a Canvas Course.

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

Open Apps

Open Apps

Click the Apps tab.

View App Center

View App Center

The App Center shows all apps available in your course [1]. You can also filter by installed [2] and not installed [3], or use the search field to locate a specific app [4].

View App

View App

To view a quick description of an app, hover over the app. To view all details, click the app.

View App Details

View App Details

On the details page, you can view a full description of the app [1]. When you are ready to install the app with the proper credentials, you can add the app as a tool for your course [2].

View App Configurations

View App Configurations

To view existing apps and configurations in your course, click the View App Configurations button.

View Account-Level Apps

View Account-Level Apps

You can view all configured apps in your course.

Apps that have been configured by your Canvas admin at the account level display a Lock icon [1]. You can view the placement of the app by clicking the Information icon [2]. The placement shows the location(s) of the app, such as Course Navigation or the Rich Content Editor, so you know where it appears in your course.

Manage Course-Level Apps

To view configurations for a course-level external app, click the app's Settings icon [1]. To edit the app, click the Edit button [2]. To view placements for the app, click the Placements button [3]. To Delete the app, click the Delete button [4].