Add CN ePortfolio as a regular LTI tool
Hint: to ensure best user experience, please kindly advise your users to use Google Chrome or Firefox browsers to access CN ePortfolio. Please complete three parts of the guide.
PART1: Install LTI Tool
Step 1: Go to Settings
- Select the Settings option on the left-hand menu of the institution admin page.
Step 2: Click on “Apps”
- Click on the “Apps” tab at the top of the page.
- In the “Apps” tab, click on the blue “Add App” button.
Step 3: Configure App Settings
- Select the Configuration Type “Paste XML” from the drop down
- Enter “CN ePortfolio” into the name field
- Enter the LTI key in the Consumer key field. (We will share this information with you separately, please do not share this confidential credential)
- Enter the LTI secret in the Shared Secret field. (We will share this information with you separately, please do not share this confidential credential)
- Copy and paste the following code into the XML Configuration field. Be sure to copy and paste all of it. Then click submit.
HINT: *If your institution is a Canvas licensee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request a consumer key and shared secret specifically generated to connect a CN Channel to your LTI license keys*
Step 4: Display
- After submitting the CN ePortfolio App configuration information, it appears under the “External Tools” section.
- If you click on “Account” from the left-side Global Navigation Menu of Canvas and select “Profile” from the opened menu, on the next page you will see the “CN ePortfolio” on the loaded page:
- If you click on “CN ePortfolio” it will load your CN ePortfolio. Therefore, click on “CN ePortfolio and you will see a page like below:
Note: In our case the URL to access “CN ePortfolio” is http://<domain_address>/user/1/external_tools/6 . This address would be necessary for the next steps to add “CN ePortfolio” as an item into the Canvas Global Navigation.
PART2: Customize JS File
Step 1: Go to Settings
On above code, you can replace the second part in the ( ) of “addMenuItem” (the highlighted section) with the address of “CN ePortfolio” LTI tool obtained in “Step 4” of “Add CN ePortfolio as a regular LTI tool”.
This code should be saved as file with “.js” extension.
If you are using the Canvas default theme, you need to create a new JS file. If you already have a custom theme, you just need to edit your existing JS file.
PART3: Add JS File to Theme
Step 1: Go to Current Theme
- Go to Themes section of your institution in Canvas and select your currently using theme.
Step 2: Upload
Check the Result
At this step we are done with the settings and you can go to homepage to check the result. The “CN ePortfolio” item should be appeared on the left side menu of Canvas and by clicking on that, the “CN ePortfolio” will be shown to user.
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