How do I add an External App that creates a Course Navigation Link?

If an external app is configured for Course Navigation, it will appear in your Course Navigation for easy access within your course.    

Verify App

Before you configure the app you will need to verify that the app can become a course navigation link by visiting Edu Apps (External Tools). You can view the app location by hovering over the app. Appropriate apps will display the course nav option.

Learn how to configure an external app in Canvas.

You may also be able to verify an app location directly within the App Center. Look for the Extension heading within the app description.

Note: Not all apps within the App Center display the extension location(s).

View Configured App

View the configured app. Verify the course navigation link has been configured.

Refresh Browser

Refresh Browser

Click the Refresh button in your browsers navigation bar.

Organize Course Navigation Links

Open the Navigation tab [1]. Move around the newly added navigation link just as you would with any other course navigation link [2]. Click the Save button [3].

View New Link

View the new course navigation link.

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