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Assigning EduSmart Assignment Playlists Inside Canvas

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A key feature of EduSmart's LMS is the ability for teachers to create and use Assignment Playlists. Even if you are only assigning an individual EduSmart Lesson Component to your students, you will need to place it into an Assignment Playlist for it to work properly in Canvas and give you the tracking and reporting you want inside of EduSmart. This guide walks you through the process of accessing EduSmart inside of Canvas and placing links to EduSmart Assignment Playlists in your Canvas courses.  Students who use these links will be automatically logged into the EduSmart platform and can begin work immediately.

This guide does not cover the process of creating EduSmart Assignment Playlists. If you are unfamiliar with how to create Assignment Playlists, please click here to view the "Creating an Assignment" user guide.

1)  Navigate to EduSmart's Workspace section.

After you have logged into EduSmart through Canvas, click on the "Workspace" menu and click the "Assignments" tab to see your EduSmart Assignments Playlists.  You may have to click the "View All" button on the left.  You will also see individual EduSmart Lesson Components here if you have assigned them previously.

Find the Assignment Playlist you wish to use in Canvas and click on the action button with the ellipsis "..." and choose the "Generate URL" option.

You will be asked to set an expiration date for this URL.  You can change the date by clicking into the text field or keep the default date.  Click "Generate" to continue.

2)  Copy the Assignment LTI URL for use as a Canvas Assignment

Copy the LTI URL by clicking on the orange "Copy" action button on the right.

NOTE:  It is very important that you use this link when you use EduSmart Assignment Playlists in Canvas.  When students click on this LTI URL inside of Canvas, they will be automatically logged into EduSmart and can begin to work on the assignment immediately. This also ensures accurate tracking and reporting inside of the EduSmart platform.


In Canvas, navigate to the Courses section and click on the "Assignments" option.  Then, click on the "+ Assignment" button.

The Canvas "Add Assignment" dialog box will pop up.  Fill out all of the fields required, and paste in the LTI URL that you copied from EduSmart into the field in the "Submission Type" area.  Be sure that you choose "External Tool" in the drop down menu.  Click the "Save" or "Save and Publish" button when complete.

This EduSmart assignment playlist is now added as a Canvas Assignment.  When a student clicks on this Assignment, they will be logged into EduSmart and see the EduSmart Playlist in an iFrame window.

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