How do I link to a SoftChalk lesson from an Assignment in Canvas?
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).
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
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 on a button at the bottom of the page . You may wish to provide instructions to students describing how to open the SoftChalk lesson .