Canvas Users

A couple of members have chosen to use Canvas as their LMS (vs. Moodle).

At this point in time, moving WCLN courses to Canvas involves a fair bit of work.   Here are some of the steps involved:

Adding LTI Books:

Explanation:  Canvas supports LTI in the same way that Moodle does, except for the fact that it stores the custom parameter (ID) differently.    In Moodle, there's a custom parameter feature built-in to the individual LTI configuration, while in Canvas, it has to be attached to the URL.   Perhaps Canvas will write a script to adjust this minor difference while importing Moodle backups some day.   In the mean time, here's what you do:

In the URL for an LTI item, you would put:  https://wcln.ca/lti/index.php?id=1072.

Where the id (eg. 1072 as above) is entered to match the id as identified in the parameter area of Moodle.

Where do I find the ID?

It can be found in the backup files or if you restore the course in Moodle, can be found by:

    • turn editing on
    • beside "Book/LG...etc" click "Edit" > "Edit Settings"
    • under "General" click "Show more...."
    • under "Custom parameters" you'll see the id

Last modified: Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 12:24 PM