How do I link to a SoftChalk lesson from an Assignment in Canvas?
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.
SoftChalk lessons hosted on http://softchalkcloud.com are LTI-compatible, which means that you can link to hosted lessons directly from Canvas. Before completing this lesson, you should be sure that the SoftChalk Cloud LTI Tool has been added to your course. Work with your Canvas administrator to ensure that the SoftChalk Cloud LTI Tool has been properly installed in all of the courses that will need it in your organization. Read this lesson to learn how to configure an External Tool in Canvas. Also, download this integration guide to learn more about SoftChalk lessons in Canvas.
Copy LTI Hyperlink from SoftChalk Cloud
Set External Tool as the Submission Type
Create Assignment Using External Tool
Click the SoftChalk Cloud tool from the list of available External Tools . Paste the LTI Hyperlink from SoftChalk Cloud in the URL field . Click the Load this tool in a new tab check box if you wish to open the tool in a new tab . Click the Select button to add the external tool to the assignment .
Enter a title for the assignment in the title field . Enter the point value for the assignment in the points field .
Note: When a grade is written back from an external tool it is only written back to the student's specific cell for the assignment in the Gradebook. External tools only send back a percentage between 0-100, so extra credit can not be given through any external tool. Canvas will convert the percentage to the corresponding point value or letter grade (according to the assignment's grading scheme).
Navigate to the Assignments Index page and click the unpublished icon to publish the assignment.