How do I add an external tool assignment in UVACanvas?
UVACanvas includes a number of external tool integrations to support specialized instructional and assessment needs. Many of these tools allow you to create graded assignments or assessments and have the grades sent automatically to the Canvas Gradebook.
This article provides links to help documentation with general steps to create external tool assignments and specific instructions for assignments that use the following tools:
Add an external tool assignment.
You can find general steps to set up an external tool assignment in How do I add an assignment using an external app? (opens new window).
Detailed instructions for using specific tools are linked below.
You can create an assignment where students record, upload, and/or interact with media using My Media or Media Gallery (Kaltura), Panopto Video, or Studio. How you set up the assignment depends on whether students will be recording and/or uploading their own files or interacting with videos you make available to them.
My Media or Media Gallery (Kaltura)
To have students submit files they record or upload via My Media/Media Gallery, follow the steps in How do I set up a video or audio assignment using Media Gallery?
For steps to create a Kaltura video quiz and have its grades sent to the Canvas Gradebook, see:
To have students submit files they record or upload via Panopto, follow the steps in How to Create a Video Assignment in Canvas (opens new window).
For steps to create a Panopto video quiz and have its grades sent to the Canvas Gradebook, see:
To have students submit files they record or upload via Studio, follow the steps in How do I add a Canvas Studio media assignment in a Canvas course as an instructor? (opens new window).
For steps to create a Studio video quiz and have its grades sent to the Canvas Gradebook, see:
Follow the steps in Set up Canvas LTI integration (opens new window) to install and configure the Flip tool and create assignments using it.
The Flip tool must be installed individually in each course where you will use it.
Note: Recent updates to the Flip tool have made it difficult for students to post video comments within a browser window. We are working with Microsoft on this issue.
VoiceThread and Canvas Discussions (with My Media or Studio in the Rich Content Editor) also support including video in posts. For more information about using one of these tools, see the section on VoiceThread below or Media Tools above.
To set up assignments in Gradescope, you must first link your Canvas course to a Gradescope course and sync your roster. For steps, see Using Gradescope with Canvas as an Instructor (opens new window).
To add an activity from H5P as a graded assignment, follow the steps in Canvas - Tutorial for Authors: H5P as an Assignment (opens new window).
For steps to set up a graded Hypothesis assignment, see Using the Hypothesis LMS App With Assignments in Canvas (opens new window).
Follow the steps in the Instructor Guide: iClicker Cloud Roster & Grade Sync with Canvas (opens new window) to sync your class roster for sending grades from iClicker Cloud to the Canvas Gradebook.
You can find a guide to set up iRubric assignments within the tool as described below.
Add iRubric to your Course Navigation Menu.
Follow the steps in How do I manage Course Navigation links? (opens new window) to enable the iRubric tool.
Go to iRubric
Select iRubric from the Course Navigation Menu.
View the Canvas User's Guide.
To the right of User's Guides, select the Canvas button.
McGraw Hill Connect
In Modules, add a module.
Follow the steps in How do I add a module? (opens new window).
Select Manage, then McGraw Hill Connect.
- To the right of the module's name, select the Manage menu. This menu looks like three dots.
- Select McGraw Hill Connect.
Pair your MH Connect course.
Follow the steps in the Canvas and MH Connect Pairing Instructions document (PDF), starting from Step 7 (on page 8).
Follow the steps for Instructure Canvas in the article Use Microsoft OneDrive with your LMS (opens new window).
Follow the steps to Use Peerceptiv in Canvas (opens new window).
Follow the steps in the Poll Everywhere Instructor Guide (opens new window) to sync your class roster for sending grades from Poll Everywhere activities to the Canvas Gradebook.
Articles with steps to create and set up graded VoiceThread activities can be found in the VoiceThread How-Tos for Instructors (opens new window).