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

Copy LTI Hyperlink from SoftChalk Cloud

Log into SoftChalk Cloud, open the lesson you want to use in Canvas, and copy the LTI Hyperlink for that lesson.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Canvas, click the Assignments link.

Add Assignment

Add Assignment

Click the Add Assignment button.

Set External Tool as the Submission Type

Set External Tool as the Submission Type

Select the External Tool option from the Submission Type drop-down menu [1]. Click External Tool URL link [2] to configure External Tool. Click the Load This Tool In a New Tab checkbox [3] to load the lesson in a new tab.

Create Assignment Using External Tool

Create Assignment Using External Tool

Click the SoftChalk Cloud tool from the list of available External Tools [1]. Paste the LTI Hyperlink from SoftChalk Cloud in the URL field [2]. Click the Load this tool in a new tab check box if you wish to open the tool in a new tab [3]. Click the Select button to add the external tool to the assignment [4].

Create Assignment

Create Assignment

Enter a title for the assignment in the title field [1]. Enter the point value for the assignment in the points field [2].

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).

Update the Assignment

Update the Assignment

Click the Update Assignment button to save changes.

Publish Assignment

Navigate to the Assignments Index page and click the unpublished icon to publish the assignment.

Option 1: View Lesson in Canvas

Option 1: View Lesson in Canvas

If you uncheck the Load this tool in a new tab check box in Assignments settings, the SoftChalk lesson will load inside the Assignment description.

Option 2: Load Lesson in New Tab

Option 2: Load Lesson in New Tab

If you check the Load this tool in a new tab check box in Assignment settings, the SoftChalk lesson will need to be launched by clicking a button on the page.