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How do I link my Canvas course to the webtext?
How do I link my Canvas course to the webtext?

Instructor directions for linking your Canvas course to the Soomo webtext

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Written by Soomo Support
Updated over a week ago

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Instructors

Where is the article for LMS admins to use to set up the Soomo app in Canvas?

To get started linking your course in Canvas to the Soomo webtext, follow the steps below. If you have any questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to contact our LMS specialist at lms@soomolearning.com.

Connect your webtext to the course

Navigate to the Modules section of your course and click the + icon to add a new item to one of your modules.

Screenshot of the contents menu with an arrow pointing to the plus sign in the module element on the right, top side

In the drop-down menu, select External Tool, then scroll down in the list and select Soomo Learning Webtext Tool LTI 1.3.

Screenshot of the external tool menu with an arrow pointing to the Soomo webtext tool

Pro tip: In the external tool window, make sure to select Load in a new tab so that the webtext opens in a new tab for the students.

Screenshot of the external tool menu with an pointing to the Load in a new tab checkbox, which has been checked

Now, select the webtext you’d like to link to.

Screenshot of external tool pop-up window showing a Soomo webtext ready to be selected

Then click “choose this,” and then click to confirm the webtext selection.

Screenshot of external tool pop-up window showing a Soomo webtext selected

After completing these steps, you’ll see the assignments populate in the Assignments section of your Canvas course shell, and you’ll see deep links to the webtext chapters populate in the modules. Both you and your students will be able to access the webtext via these deep links.

Move the webtext chapter links into the modules

For most schools, you can now move the deep links between modules if you’d like to have the week’s webtext link in the associated module. To do this, select the two rows of dots to the left of the link icon in the chapter link, then simply drag and drop the webtext chapter link to the module where it will be used.

Pro tip: Moving the generated deep links around will not break webtext access. In fact, it will help students more easily find the webtext while they are working through the week’s module!

Screenshot of a list of 10 deep webtext links

That’s it! Happy linking!

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