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Recent Updates

  • There are many places where you can find Apps to use in your courses. You can add external apps in the Canvas App Center, the Edu App Center, or through vendor-provided tools.

    Once configured, external apps can be added to Modules, Course Navigation, the Rich Content Editor, and Assignments.

    Tags External Apps (LTI), Instructor Guide
  • The App Center is your gateway to powerful teaching tools that are easily integrated into a Canvas account or Canvas course. Tools available at the account level are also available to all the courses in the account or sub-account.

    Tags Admin Guide, App Center
  • You can manually configure an external app in your account settings in Canvas. However, configuring an external app by URL is more common.

    To learn more about configuring external apps, visit the Edu App Center.

    Note: Manually configuring an external app is an account permission. If you cannot configure an external app, this permission has not been enabled for your user role.

    Tags Admin Guide, External Apps (LTI)
  • Some external apps require an XML configuration. This lesson shows how to add an external tool using the XML provided by the external app provider. To learn more about configuring external apps, visit the Edu App Center.

    Notes:

    • External apps can also be configured using XML in sub-accounts.
    • Manually configuring an external app is an account permission. If you cannot configure an external app, this permission has not been enabled for your user role.
    Tags Admin Guide, External Apps (LTI)
  • Some external apps require a URL configuration. This lesson shows how to add an external tool using the URL provided by the external app provider. To learn more about configuring external apps, visit the Edu App Center.

    Notes:

    • External apps can also be configured using a URL in sub-accounts.
    • Manually configuring an external app is an account permission. If you cannot configure an external app, this permission has not been enabled for your user role.
    Tags Admin Guide, External Apps (LTI)
  • You can manually configure an External App in your course. However, configuring an external app by URL is more common.

    To learn more about configuring external apps, visit the Edu App Center.

    Note: Manually configuring an external app is a course permission. If you cannot configure an external app, your institution has restricted this feature.

    Tags External Apps (LTI), Instructor Guide, Settings
  • One way to configure an app for a course is by using XML.

    To learn more about configuring external apps, visit the Edu App Center.

    Note: Configuring an external app is a course permission. If you cannot configure an external app, your institution has restricted this feature.

    Tags External Apps (LTI), Instructor Guide
  • One way to configure an App for a course is by using a URL.

    To learn more about configuring external apps, visit the Edu App Center.

    Note: Configuring an external app is a course permission. If you cannot configure an external app, your institution has restricted this feature.

    Tags External Apps (LTI), Instructor Guide
  • You can enable an existing grading scheme for your course by editing your Course Settings. If you need to change your course grading scheme at any time, you can manage the grading schemes and find a new scheme.

    If you want to disable grading schemes for your entire course, you can deselect the grading scheme checkbox in Course Settings and your course will no longer be associated with a grading scheme. If you choose to use a grading scheme at a later time, you will have to re-enable a grading scheme.

    Notes:

    • In a course export, the enabled course grading scheme is copied as the default grading scheme.
    • Using an account-level grading scheme built by your institution links the scheme into your course—it does not import as a new scheme on the course level. If you have permission to manage grading schemes, note that modifying the account scheme in your course will also modify it for the entire institution.
    Tags Grading Schemes, Instructor Guide, Settings
  • If your institution has enabled student context cards, you can click a student's name anywhere in Canvas and view a summary of the student's progress in the course. Context cards do not apply outside a course, such as in the Conversations Inbox.

    Student context cards provide insights and context about the student. Context cards are meant to be a simplified overview of a student’s progress. The context is generated from grades in the Gradebook and standard page view and participation activity in course analytics. Mobile data is not included unless a user accesses Canvas directly through a mobile browser, or if a user accesses content within the mobile app that redirects to a mobile browser.

    Context Card Users

    Context cards only apply to users with student roles; they are not supported for user names where the user is not a student (e.g. observer, TA, or other instructor). Clicking links for non-student roles will always direct to the user’s details page or profile page (if your institution has enabled the Profiles feature).

    Currently, student context cards do not display for inactive students or students with pending course invitations. The pending status displays in the People page, while the inactive status can be displayed in Discussions, Announcements, the Gradebook, and SpeedGrader.

    Context Card Link Locations

    This lesson shows how to view a context card for a student from the People page. Other areas where student names display in courses include announcement and discussion replies, the Gradebook, and the Moderate page for moderated assignments. Current exceptions include links that direct to group context (such as clicking the name of a group leader) and student links in the Course Analytics page, which link to the student’s individual analytics page.

    Note: The Student Context Card is currently an account opt-in feature. If a context card does not display for a student's name, your institution has not enabled this feature.

    Tags Analytics, Feature Options, Gradebook, Grading Periods, Instructor Guide, People, Syllabus