LTI 1.3 Canvas

Features Include:

  • Single Sign On
  • Assignment Linking (Deep Linking)
  • Canvas SpeedGrader - Manual Grading
  • Support for LMS Course Copy - Coming July 2024
  • Support of all Nearpod school and district setup configurations
  • Support of all Nearpod rostering options

Where to begin

The following information is an administrator and teacher guide for the Nearpod LTI 1.3 integration for Canvas. In this article you will also find steps to complete the following tasks.

Adding Nearpod to Canvas as an Admin

LTI 1.1 Canvas user moving to LTI 1.3 Canvas integration

Important: It’s important to do this first to reduce confusion between the two separate integrations that are available.

These instructions are for setting up LTI 1.3 for schools and districts that have used Nearpod for LTI 1.1 in the past. This step will remove the LTI 1.1 Nearpod app from your LMS and from the courses. This will not impact your Canvas gradebooks. 

 

Removing the 1.1 integration

  1. Sign into Canvas as an LMS administrator
  2. Select Admin from the left navigation menu, and select an instance
  3. Select Settings in the left navigation
  4. Select Apps and then View App Configuration

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  1. Find Nearpod in the list, select the gear dropdown and click Delete

    **This will delete the LTI 1.1 app from all the courses. 

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    Now you can follow the instructions for first time Canvas integrations, directly below starting with ‘Activate the Nearpod Developer Key in Canvas’ 

First time Canvas integration with Nearpod

These instructions are for setting up LTI 1.3 for schools and districts that have not used Nearpod for LTI 1.1 in the past. If you previously used Nearpod LTI 1.1 integration please follow these steps first

Activate the Nearpod Developer Key in Canvas

  1. Sign into Canvas as an LMS administrator
  2. Select Admin from the left navigation menu, and select an instance
  3. Select Developer Keys from the left navigation menu
  4. Click on the Inherited tab along the topScreenshot_2023-06-02_at_2.51.26_PM.png
  5. Click on “Show all Keys” at the bottom
  6. Scroll to find ‘Nearpod (LTI 1.3)’ in the list with the matching Client ID 170000000000772. Toggle to the On position.

Adding the Nearpod App

  1. Sign into Canvas as an LMS administrator
  2. Select Admin from the left navigation menu, and select an instance
  3. Select Settings in the left navigation
  4. Select Apps and then View App ConfigurationScreenshot_2023-06-02_at_2.53.04_PM.png
  5. Select +App
  6. For configuration type, select By Client IDScreenshot_2023-06-02_at_2.57.38_PM.png
  7. For Client ID, enter or paste in: 170000000000772
  8. Select Submit 
  9. Select Install
  10. On the page titled External Apps, find the tool just installed. 
  11. Select Settings for the tool and then Deployment ID. You’ll need this ID for the next set of steps directly below.    

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Setup Integration in Nearpod LMS Integration Page

  1. In a new window, open nearpod.com and sign into your District or School admin account. 
  2. In the left navigation, select Manage Nearpod
  3. In the left navigation, select LMS Integration Setup
  4. In the top right corner, click on + New IntegrationScreenshot_2023-06-02_at_3.01.41_PM.png
  5. Select your LMS, in this case Canvas
  6. Provide the information in the form: 
  • Environment - Production
  • Domain URL - This is the URL for the Canvas instance
  • Client ID - 170000000000772
  • Deployment ID - this ID comes from Canvas in the steps directly above.  If you still have Canvas open in the other window, copy and paste the ID to the form. Screenshot_2023-06-02_at_3.04.13_PM.png

      7.  When the form is completed click Save 

The Nearpod setup for LTI 1.3 in Canvas is now complete!

 

Linking Nearpod lessons to Canvas as an Instructor

With LTI 1.3, there are several options for creating assignment links or deep links directly to a Nearpod lesson for your students. Follow the instructions below for the method that best suits your teaching style and Canvas class structure. 

Adding Nearpod to a Canvas Assignment

These instructions will create a Canvas Gradebook column and provide the ability to manual grade Nearpod reports through Canvas SpeedGrader.

 

  1. As a teacher, from the left navigation menu click on Assignment
  2. In the top right corner, click on + Assignment
  3. Scroll down to Submission type, and from the drop down menu select External Tool
  4. Click on Find
  5. From the modal that appears, find Nearpod (LTI 1.3)
  6. Sign-in to your Nearpod account if you have not already done so. 
  7. Select the Nearpod delivery type from the lesson you want to add to this assignment, Live Participation or Student-Paced

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      8.  Complete the Canvas assignment details and Save & Publish when ready. 

For more details on the Canvas SpeedGrader, jump to this section.

Adding Nearpod in the description of a Canvas Assignment

This linking type will not generate a connection to the Canvas Gradebook or Canvas SpeedGrader feature.

  1. As a teacher, from the left navigation menu click on Assignment
  2. In the top right corner, click on + Assignment
  3. In the description area of the assignment, click on the Plug and select View All
  4. Find and select Nearpod (LTI 1.3) in the list 
  5. A modal will appear, sign into your Nearpod account if you have not already done so. 
  6. Select the Nearpod delivery type from the lesson you want to add to this assignment, Live Participation or Student-Paced
  7. Complete the Canvas assignment details and Save & Publish when ready. 

Adding Nearpod to a Module

This linking type will not generate a connection to the Canvas Gradebook or Canvas speedGrader feature.

  1. As a teacher, from the left navigation menu click on Modules
  2. In the top right corner, click on the three dots and select Nearpod (LTI 1.3)
  3. A modal will appear, sign into your Nearpod account if you have not already done so. 
  4. Select the Nearpod delivery type from the lesson you want to add to the module, Live Participation or Student-Paced

Canvas SpeedGrader + Nearpod Reports

Once you are ready to grade your Canvas assignment with Nearpod lessons, there will be two ways to access Canvas SpeedGrader. 

Access through Assignment area: 

  1. Click on ‘Assignment’ in Canvas’s left navigation
  2. From the list of assignments, select the assignment you wish to grade
  3. In the top right corner, click on ‘SpeedGrader’
  4. A new browser window will open, the Nearpod Student Activity Report will be visible and the right hand column will provide an area to enter a grade. That grade will be sent to the Canvas gradebook in the column associated with this assignment. 

Access through Grade area:

  1. Click on ‘Grade’ in Canvas’s left navigation
  2. Locate the column for the assignment to be graded and select the 3 dots when your mouse hovers over the column title.
  3. From the drop down menu, select ‘SpeedGrader’.

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A new browser window will open, the Nearpod Student Activity Report will be visible and the right hand column will provide an area to enter a grade. That grade will be sent to the Canvas gradebook in the column associated with this assignment.

Testing LTI 1.3 Integration in Canvas

  1. With the Nearpod app installed in Canvas for production, the Nearpod app will also work for Canvas’s testing environment without an additional setup required.
  2. Use the testing URL provided by Canvas, there the Nearpod app will work automatically like it does in production. The Canvas URL is formated like this (but could be different based on Canvas instance.) Ex: https://schoolname.test.instructure.com

Adding or Removing Nearpod from the Left Navigation

  1. In your class, click on Settings in the left navigation
  2. Select Navigation tab from the top
  3. Find Nearpod (LTI 1.3) from the list, click and drag down to remove or up to add
  4. Don’t forget to click Save
  5. This placement will allow teachers access to all of Nearpod’s amazing program content, lesson creation tools and lesson settings. It’s recommended to keep available for teachers easy access. 

Accessing Nearpod as a Student

  1. As a student, select a class
  2. Click on an assignment, Nearpod will appear inside of Canvas or open in a new window. 
  3. Click on the SSO option your school requires, or click on Guest access
  4. Nearpod access codes are not needed in the Canvas integration! 🎉


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