How do I link to a resource from a configured External App in Modules?

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.

External Tools must be configured before being added to a Module. You can configure External Apps in your Course Settings.

Note: For this lesson, we will be using Quizlet as our configured external app. However, this process should work for all configured apps.

Open Modules

Open Modules

in Course Navigation, click the Modules link.

Add Item to Module

Add Item to Module

Click the Add Item button.

Select Item Type

Select Item Type

Click the Add [Item Type] To: drop-down menu and select the External Tool option.

Set External Tool

Set External Tool

Click the Magnifying Glass icon next to the title of the configured external tool. A popup window will appear in your browser.

Link to Resource From External Tool

Link to Resource From External Tool

Depending on the external app resource you are using, this window will be different. Follow the instructions for the app.

Add Item to Module

Add Item to Module

Click the Add Item button.

View Module

View Module

The external app will be added to the module. To publish the external app, click the unpublished icon. The hover text will confirm you want to publish the resource.