In order for students to access Echo360 content for a course, an Assignments link to the Echo360 App must be added to each course.
Who can do this? A Canvas Admin can do this for all courses, or an Instructor or non-managing Teacher can do this for their own courses.
Canvas Grades will only show student participation that comes through the Assignments page Different LMS' handle display of student grading differently, but most can track where student visits and participation came from. Canvas is particularly selective about this, and will ONLY provide grades for student access that comes through the Assignments page. Echo360 retains and displays all student access information, but Canvas sometimes parses out any exported data that it does not recognize as Assignment page access.
Because Canvas requires access through Assignments to populate Grades, we strongly recommend disabling the Echo360 tool link from the left-navigation for each course, and providing it only through the Assignments page. The full procedures for this are below.
To add an Assignment link to Echo360 in the Canvas Course (and remove the Echo360 link from the left navigation)
NOTE: If you plan to link to individual classes in Echo360, you must create an assignment link for each class you want to link directly to. Otherwise create a single assignments link to the Echo Section home.
When finished, click Save or Save & Publish as appropriate.
The Echo360 link now appears in the Assignments page. Students may also receive a notification of a new assignment. This is the link that students MUST use to access Echo360, if you want to export their participation information from Echo360 to the course Grades page.
At this point the Instructor must link the Canvas Course to the Echo360 section, so that all users will see the Class list for the section in Echo360 when they access this link.