Embedding Contents in Canvas
Canvas and Next Tech support a protocol called Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI), which allows Next Tech contents to easily be embedded into Canvas and supports direct grade passback.
The instructions below will show you how to create a global LTI tool, which allows you to quickly and easily add Next Tech contents throughout the rest of your course as activities.
While in Canvas, make sure that there is a course ready to import contents into. If there are no courses, create one by selecting the Start a New Course option on the Dashboard.
Select your course from the Dashboard or Course tab:
To get the LTI for the assignment you want to embed, open the content on Next Tech, and open the Publish tab.
Now we need to add the Next Tech LTI information to the content configurations. Select the following: Settings > Apps > + App and enter the following information:
Next Tech LTI information
You can grab this information from the Publish section of the Next Tech content you want to embed:
Make sure to grab your Publishable and Secret Keys from Next Tech! Enter the Publishable Key into the Consumer Key text field and the Secret Key into the Shared Key text field.
Click Submit to save.
Now we can embed the LTI URL. Click the Assignments tab (may be grayed out) and select either the + icon or the + Assignment:
Canvas Course Creator
We need to add the LTI URL to the Submission Type field, with the External Tool option selected:
Click the Find button and select the Next Tech option (or Codevolve for LTI tools setup prior to the Next Tech rebrand). This tool was added earlier. Click Save.
Return to the Assignments tab and viola, and embedded LTI content!
If your voilà moment turns out to be anti-climatic, resulting in either a 4xx or 5xx error, please see the OAuth LTI Issue section below.
This step needs to be completed by a Canvas account administrator.
There is a bug in Canvas's implementation of the OAuth protocol, specifically, it does not conform to the protocol. This issue can be averted by toggling Don't Move LTI Query Params to POST Body to on. This setting can be found in Account > Settings > Feature Options.