How do I manually configure an External App for a 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.
You can manually configure an External App in your course. However, configuring an external app by URL is more common.
To learn more about configuring external apps, visit the Edu App Center.
Set Configuration Type
Add App Details
Enter the name of the App in the name field . Enter the consumer key in the consumer key field  and the shared secret in the shared secret field . This key and shared secret will be provided by the vendor or (if using the Edu App Center) provided by the website.
Note: There are some Apps that do not require a consumer key or shared secret, so pay attention to the configuration directions.
Add Launch URL and Domain
In the Launch URL field , enter the Launch URL (source of the iframe for the link) to match the app to Canvas. Example: https://www.launchurl.com
You can choose to enter a domain in the Domain field . The Domain is optional and may be included with or replace launch URL. Type the appropriate URL or domain in the domain field. Example: domain.com
Note: These URLs must be iframed enabled and accept POST requests. Additionally, apps are configured and recommended to be entered as secure links (HTTPS).
Select the privacy drop-down menu to set the privacy settings:
- Anonymous: No identifying information about the user will be sent to the vendor
- Name Only: The user's name is the only identifying information sent to the vendor.
- Email Only: The user's email is the only identifying information sent to the vendor.
- Public: Various identifying information (name, email, Canvas ID, SIS ID of the course, SIS ID of user, etc.) is sent to the vendor.