Canvas Integration

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Please Note: MimioConnect partners with EdLink to provide SSO Integration. Completing the Canvas integration process requires a Canvas Administrator. If you do not have access to the admin console then you will not be able to complete this process. Please reach out to the appropriate system admin at your institution and ask them to complete these steps.

Create Canvas Developer Keys

Edlink connects through the Canvas API to provide seamless experiences for teacher and students. In order to do so, you need to generate developer keys (even when you wish to leverage Edlink’s LTI capabilities). Here are the steps required to create developer keys:

    1. Log into your school or university Canvas account.
    2. Navigate to your Admin tab for the top-level site by clicking the Admin tab and then the name of your organization.
    3. Click the Developer Keys menu item towards the bottom left-hand side.
    4. Create a new developer key by clicking the + Developer Key button and then select the + API Key option from the dropdown.
    5. Fill out the form with the following details (all other fields should remain blank):
      • Key Name: Edlink
      • Owner Email: dakota@ed.link
      • Redirect URLS:
        https://ed.link/api/authentication/canvas

        https://ed.link/sso/administrator
      • Icon URL: https://ed.link/icon.png
    6. Click the blue Save button in the bottom right-hand side of the screen.
    7. Toggle the State switch to “ON” next to the developer key that you just created.

You’re all done and ready to move on to the next step.

Complete the Integration

Visit the MimioConnect Edlink Integration page to register for an Edlink account, or sign in if you already have an Edlink account.

You will see the following screen.

When you get to the Sources page, select “Canvas” from the dropdown. You will see the following form:

Source Nickname – Create a nickname that your students and teachers will recognize. This name can be something like “Canvas” or “My School’s Canvas”. It does not have to be anything in particular, but it should be familiar to your users.

Canvas Domain The domain that you visit when you want to access Canvas. Typically, this will be something like https://myschool.instructure.com or https://canvas.myschool.edu.

Developer Key ID – Copy and paste the Developer Key that we created during the step above.

Developer Key Secret – Copy and paste the Developer Key Secret that we created during the step above. You can find it by clicking the “Show Key” button, below the other key. Please be careful that you copy the entire secret. Any missing characters will result in an inability for Edlink to connect. It is extremely important that you do not share this secret key with anyone else.

Administrator Account – This is the final step and ensures that you have completed everything else successfully.

    1. Click the Connect button on the right side of the box.
    2. Log into your Canvas account. You may already be logged in, in which case, skip to the next step.
    3. Canvas will prompt you to authorize Edlink. Click the blue “Authorize” button.
    4. Upon authorization, Canvas will send you back to Edlink and the box will change to say “Account Connected”.

If you are having trouble connecting, there is probably an error with your Canvas configuration. Most likely, you either incorrectly entered your school’s Canvas domain, or improperly copied over the Developer Key / Secret.

You are now finished and can click the black “Connect Source” button at the bottom of the screen.


Additional help and support is available at https://ed.link/docs/introduction

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