If you are using a publisher website for materials and assessments in your course, you may be able to ‘pair’ your Canvas course to the publisher course site so that students can connect to the publisher site from Canvas without having to create a separate login account. Some publishers also allow for ‘deep integration’ (or ‘deep linking’) between your Canvas course and the publisher site, so that assignments and quizzes are individually accessible in your Canvas course and also integrated with your Canvas gradebook.
Enabling a Pre-Installed Publisher in Canvas
Some publishers are already pre-installed to work with Canvas. Go to your Canvas course space and then go to Settings and click on the Navigation tab at the top to see which publishers are already available for quickly enabling in Canvas:
You’ll see some publishers listed at the bottom like Pearson and McGraw-Hill. If your publisher is listed, enable the menu item like pictured below, and make sure you click on the Save button at the bottom of the page. You’ll then see your publisher listed in your course menu. Click on it to connect to the publisher site from your Canvas course.
Publisher Canvas Integration Resources
Below you will find some handouts, documentation, and videos on how to integrate your Canvas courses with various publishers. Please contact a faculty developer or OIT’s Learning Technology Services for assistance, or look for the publisher’s own support page on their website.
Pearson MyLab & Mastering
Pearson MyLab & Mastering has tools and resources for a number of different disciplines, and luckily they all integrate with Canvas to some extent.*
Rick Snyder made a handout walking you through the integration of Pearson publisher materials with Canvas. Note the caution about copying courses, which may end up with duplicate Pearson deep links if you are not careful. See also these resources:
- Visit Pearsons’ MyLab & Mastering LMS Integration Services site for training resources and videos on using their tools with Canvas.
- Pearson also has videos on Youtube on using MyLab & Mastering with Canvas
- For instructions for students, see Student Registration Instructions: MyLab & Modified Mastering with Canvas (pdf) and Get started: MyLab & Mastering for Canvas.
* One caution when using Pearson MyLab & Mastering tools with Canvas is that they are not all the same with respect to how well they integrate with Canvas. Some appear to fully support deep integration of assignments such as MyMathLab and MyStatLab, whereas others only partially support deep integration with Canvas at this time. They are working on improving the integration of all their products, but contact a Pearson representative for more information if you run into issues.
McGraw-Hill Connect is another popular publisher being used here at Valencia College. When using McGraw-Hill Connect with Canvas, there are a few significant differences from the process of using Pearson with Canvas. One is that you must copy your course on the McGraw-Hill Connect site before pairing it to your Canvas course. You cannot create a copy of the course while pairing, like you can in Pearson. A second difference is that after pairing, you need to ‘deploy’ your assignments on the McGraw-Hill site in order to enable deep integration with your Canvas course. And third, when copying your course for another semester or section, McGraw-Hill has an option to “Re-link assignments from copied course”, which takes care of the duplication issue that Pearson has.
Here are some resources on using McGraw-Hill Connect with Canvas:
- Rick Snyder made a handout that walks you through integration of Mcgraw Hill publisher materials with Canvas.
- Pairing your Canvas course with a new Connect account or an existing Connect account
- Deploying Connect assignments to Canvas
- Students registering for Connect from Canvas
- Students taking Connect assignments in Canvas
- Copy your Canvas course for the next term
SIMnet works similarly as Connect, but the deep integration works a little differently. First enable the McGraw-Hill SIMnet navigation link in your course by going to Settings and then the Navigation tab (as pictured at the top of this post), and then see:
- McGraw-Hill SIMnet Canvas Deep Integration Instructor Pairing (pdf)
- McGraw-Hill SIMnet Canvas Deep Integration Instructor Assignment Deployment (pdf)
Cengage has numerous products that integrate with Canvas, such as MindTap, CourseMate, Aplia, and CengageNOW.
See their Digital Course Support for Canvas site for documentation on using these and other Cengage tools with Canvas, and here is a video on using MindTap: Creating Your Course in Canvas.
See the WileyPLUS / Canvas Integration Instructor Quick Start Guide (pdf).
IMathAS and MyOpenMath
Rick Snyder also created a handout on Getting Started with IMathAS in Canvas.
See Get started: Pearson Revel for Canvas for instructions on using this tool.
MacMillan Learning is pre-installed to work with Canvas, just go to your course Settings and then Navigation to enable it, as illustrated at the top of this post. Documentation is hard to find but see In Canvas, how do I get started with Macmillan LaunchPad? and you can also search the MacMillan support site for Canvas resources.
W.W. Norton primarily does books, but they also have tools like InQuizitive. See:
- How to Add a Norton Digital Learning Tool to a Canvas Course
- Canvas – How to add an InQuizitive link with LMS Integration
- and the Video: Adding InQuizitive Links with LMS Integration
You’ll need to add this app yourself to Canvas, but first you need to generate an access token in Canvas and then fill out a form on the Labyrinth site. See these instructions:
- Using the eLab LMS Integration Tool in a Canvas Course (pdf)
- and Integrate eLab into your Learning Management System for more information.
See Elsevier’s information on LTI integration and their resources about the Evolve course tools. To add the LTI app to your Canvas course, you will need a special “shared secret” and “consumer key”, which you can request from the publisher or else OIT.
There are several other publishers and apps out there, too, with varying levels of support for Canvas integration. You can google for the publisher name + “Canvas” and “LTI”, too, to see if there is information online, and of course you can contact a faculty developer or OIT’s Learning Technology Services for assistance, or use the publisher’s own support page to ask for information.