Integrating Publisher Materials with Canvas

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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 that walks 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:

* 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

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:

 

McGraw-Hill SIMnet

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:

 

Cengage

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.

WebAssign

You will need to add the WebAssign app yourself to each of your courses.  See this one page PDF handout on Canvas LTI Integration with Canvas.  Contact IT support if you need assistance.

WileyPLUS

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 also iMathAS Guides & Documentation and this video: Integrating MyOpenMath with Canvas.

 

Pearson Revel

See Get started: Pearson Revel for Canvas for instructions on using this tool.

 

MacMillan Learning

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.  See the MacMillan Canvas Deep Integration articles for more documentation.

W.W. Norton

W.W. Norton primarily does books, but they also have tools like InQuizitive.  See:

Labyrinth eLab

Labyrinth eLab

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:

Elsevier Evolve

Evolve logo

See Evolve Link: Adding Evolve Content to Canvas.

Other Publishers

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.

 

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