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Health Reference Center Canvas External App Installation
Melissa Gajarsa, Last modified by Melissa Gajarsa June 07 2017 09:37 AM

Customers using the Canvas learning management system can embed content from Health Reference Center directly into their courses.  For more information, please refer to the Health Reference Center Canvas External App Overview article.

 

The new app provides rich integration between Health Reference Center and your Canvas courses.  Users of Canvas will now be able to embed Health Reference Center resources directly inside their courses, without having to leave the LMS.  This plugin is LTI based and integrates directly into the standard Canvas HTML editor.

 

Prerequisites for Installing the Canvas External App:

 

  1. You must have your own instance of Canvas.

  2. You must have an active Health Reference Center subscription.

  3. Your LTI Access Key and Secret which can be obtained from Health Reference Center support.

 

 External App Installation:

  • Login to your Canvas instance as an administrator with access to install and configure apps.
  • Select your course and then select the Settings menu.  The app can be added to individual courses, or to all courses in an account. Once configured, you can link to them through course modules and create assignments for assessment tools.
  • From Settings, select the Apps tab at the top.
  • On the Apps tab, enter, "Health Reference Center" in the Filter by Name search box. 
  • Click on the Health Reference Center logo.
  • You will go to an app information page. Click the Add App button.

Canvas add app button

  • A pop-out window will appear.  Enter the "Consumer Key" and "Shared Secret" you obtained from support, then click Add App.

 

You will now see the Health Reference Center icon in the Canvas editor.

Canvas editor icon

 

 

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