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The World Almanac Online Canvas External App Overview
Melissa Gajarsa September 19 2017 10:46 AM

Customers using the Canvas learning management system can embed content from The World Almanac Online directly in their courses.  For installation instructions, please refer to the The World Almanac Online Canvas External App Installation article.

 

The LTI app provides a rich integration between The World Almanac Online and your Canvas courses.  Users of Canvas can embed The World Almanac Online 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.

Benefits

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

 

Using the The World Almanac Online Canvas Plugin

 

Once the app is installed, The World Almanac Online resources may be embedded using the The World Almanac Online button found inside Canvas.  Any content block that loads the HTML editor will have this icon.

 

  • Click on the The World Almanac Online icon button in the editor menu to launch the The World Almanac Online application.

 

Canvas editor icon

 

After you click on this button, the embed content window will appear with the The World Almanac Online search box. 

 

  • 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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