Canvas LMS: Initial Integration with Canvas for Your Organization

IMPORTANT : AS AN ADMINISTRATOR, IT IS AT THIS POINT THAT YOU WILL DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO INSTALL YELLOWDIG ORGANIZATION WIDE OR COURSE BY COURSE

If you are an administrator beginning to install Yellowdig for your organization and would like more information regarding this decision, please contact support@yellowdig.com.

 

Steps for Integrating Yellowdig with Your LMS

1. Create an account at www.yellowdig.com. To create an account, sign up with your university email and complete the registration process.

2. Request LMS Key and Secret at support@yellowdig.com

3. Once you receive your Key and Secret, please follow the steps below as shown (example shown for Canvas LMS). The process is similar for other LTI supported LMSs

3. Go to "Settings" and click on the "+ App" button (seen below)

 

 

4.  You'll then see the following popup window, where you should enter the information specified below:

 

Enter this information in the respective fields:

Name:

Yellowdig

Consumer Key:

Provided by Yellowdig

Shared Secret:

Provided by Yellowdig

Launch URL: 

https://www.yellowdig.com/lti/launch

Domain:

www.yellowdig.com

Privacy:

public

Custom Fields:

sub_canvas_account_id=$Canvas.account.id
sub_canvas_api_domain=$Canvas.api.domain
sub_canvas_course_id=$Canvas.course.id
sub_canvas_enrollment_enrollment_state=$Canvas.enrollment.enrollmentState
sub_canvas_membership_concluded_roles=$Canvas.membership.concludedRoles
sub_canvas_user_id=$Canvas.user.id
sub_canvas_user_login_id=$Canvas.user.loginId
sub_person_address_timezone=$Person.address.timezone
sub_person_name_family=$Person.name.family
sub_person_name_full=$Person.name.full
sub_person_name_given=$Person.name.given

Description (optional):

Turn your classroom into a learning community. Students can learn from any source, anytime, anywhere, and from any device.

 

5. Add "Yellowdig" to the navigation menu by heading to the "Navigation" tab and dragging the newly created Yellowdig app into the list of viewable course navigation items. (seen below)

6.  Click the "Save" button and Yellowdig will be added to your sidebar, as seen below.

 

7. Please note that this link in the sidebar is where instructors and students would typically launch into Yellowdig throughout a course.  However, please note that if an instructor is using grade passback and the Canvas gradebook with Yellowdig, there is an important additional step that instructors and learners must take to establish the link between Yellowdig's point system and Canvas' gradebook.

 

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