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Health Reference Center Canvas External App Overview
Melissa Gajarsa, Last modified by Melissa Gajarsa May 17 2018 12:49 PM

Customers using the Canvas learning management system can embed content from Health Reference Center directly in their courses.  For installation instructions, please refer to the Health Reference Center Canvas External App Installation article.


The LTI app provides a rich integration between Health Reference Center and your Canvas courses.  Users of Canvas can 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.


  1. LTI based application that does not require any user account maintenance within Health Reference Center.
  2. Quick and easy setup and installation.
  3. Seamless user experience that allows users to embed Health Reference Center records directly into Canvas courses, without leaving Canvas.


Using the Health Reference Center Canvas Plugin


Once the app is installed, Health Reference Center resources may be embedded using the Health Reference Center button found inside Canvas.  Any content block that loads the HTML editor will have this icon.


  • Click on the Health Reference Center icon button in the editor menu to launch the Health Reference Center application.


Canvas editor icon


After you click on this button, the embed content window will appear with the Health Reference Center search box. 


  • Choose a record type.
  • Enter your keyword or phrase into the search box and click the search icon.



  • The search results window offers several functions.
    • Pagination- Use the pagination controls to skip to other pages of results.
    • Preview - Use the preview link to view the record before deciding to embed it.  Clicking on this link opens a new window.
    • Embed - Use the embed button to insert the selected record into your course.
  • Once you have chosen a record to embed, click on the Embed button.


  • You will be returned to the editor and your content will appear as a gray box. 
  • Click the Save button at the bottom to publish this resource.  

The embedded record will then be visible.





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