About the NJVID Canvas LMS tool
The NJVID Canvas LMS tool
allows users to upload and add content such as video, audio, PDF documents and image files to course content from within the Canvas interface. Course Instructors and Administrators can directly add the content to any of the course pages.
The tool consists of the NJVID
Media browser which allows users to
upload and manage content within the entire course. Using the NJVID link available within the Canvas rich text editor pages such as assignment, discussion, comments etc. users can easily add and embed content.
A note on Student Uploads: By default the tool will only allow faculty and staff to upload
content. To enable uploads for course students as well, administrators can enable the Student upload functionality for the specific LMS from the Institutional Profile Page, for more on this topic please see the relevant support article on View and Manage the Institutional Profile (for Institutional Administrators)
Steps before Installation
To begin with the installation the
canvas administrator for the institution would require the:
1. Application Configuration (XML) file
2. Consumer Key
3. Shared secret
All of the above information
will be provided by NJVID to the institutions LMS administrator installing the tool. If this information has not been provided,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive it.
Installation of the tool
In order to install the NJVID tool globally, login in
as administrator and click the "Settings" link in the left sidebar.
Click the "External Tools" tab and click "Add External
Enter the Name (NJVID), 'Consumer Key' and 'Shared Secret'
values provided by NJVID staff. For "Configuration Type" select
"Paste XML" from the available dropdown options and paste in the XML
text provided in the application configuration file by NJVID.
Click 'Submit' once all values
are provided. The tool is now installed
and ready to be used within the institution. The NJVID Media Browser tool as well as the
media button will be available for all courses. Administrators can also choose
to customize the tool availability on a course basis using the options available
in the Canvas interface.