Canvas Credentials Issuer Locking

This guide provides steps that apply to the Canvas Badges legacy 1.1 LTI in an Instructure-hosted Canvas instance which is not recommended.

Please install the recommended and updated Canvas Credentials 1.3 LTI.

Issuer locking is a Canvas Credentials feature that only allows access to a single issuer on a specified course or subaccount. Teachers will not be able to change issuers once the issuer is locked in a course or subaccount in Canvas. This may be useful if a number of teachers are teaching the same course and your institution would like to use a standard set of badge awards to structure the curriculum. There are many ways to employ this feature to help organize and structure your badging style. This feature must be activated by the Canvas Credentials team in order to use it.

If this is a feature you wish to utilize in your Canvas Credentials account, please send the course or account URL you wish to lock and the issuer name to [email protected].

Course URL

To find the course URL, select the course you wish to lock the issuer for in the left side menu of Canvas. While on the course page, copy the web address from your navigation bar. The URL should end with "courses/###" with a set of numbers identifying the course.

Course URL

Account URL

While logged into Canvas as an admin, select Admin from the left side menu. Select the account or sub-account you wish to lock the issuer on. Copy the web address from your browser's navigation bar. The URL should end with "account/###" with a set of numbers identifying the account. If your Canvas Credentials subscription expires, the issuer will no longer be locked. You must have an active Canvas Credentials account to access this feature.