Canvas LTI Tutorial

Canvas has excellent documentation that leads instructors through the process of linking an LTI assignment. Alternatively, you may follow the instructions below.

Adding the quiz as an "external tool"

Step 1: Go to Settings in the left-hand navigation

Step 2: Click on the "Apps" tab, and then click on "Add New App"

Step 3: Fill in the details on the "edit external tool" pop up window as follows:

  • Name: Whatever you would like
  • Consumer key and Shared Secret: Both are "credo"
  • Configuration Type: Manual Entry
  • URL: Enter the quiz URL from your instructor page (without your proxy prefix) and add the following to the end of the url: "?task=lti.launch"


Adding the external tool as an assignment

Step 1: Click "Add assignment" and then "more options."

Step 2: Under "submission type," click on "external tool."

Step 3: Click on the text box for the "External Tool URL." In the popup, click on the tool you just added, then click "select."

Adding the assignment to a module

Step 1: Go to Modules in the left-hand navigation

Step 2: In the header bar of the module in which you would like to add the assignment, click on the settings gear icon, then click "add content."

Step 3: In the Add Item popup, for the "Add" dropdown, select "assignment." then select the item you created earlier (you may need to scroll down the list to locate it), select the indentation level you desire, then click "Add Item."

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