Configuring Canvas LTI for Echo360

To use Canvas with the Echo360 active learning platform, you need to create an Echo360 App in Canvas, then link it properly through the course.

Workflow for configuring Canvas to provide Echo360 content

  1. Enable the Canvas LTI configuration in Echo360.
    This generates the Key, Secret, and Host URL fields needed to set up the External Tool in Canvas.
  2. Optional: Configure Echo360 to Use Canvas Data API - allows instructors to automatically import Canvas gradebook values directly into the Echo360 analytics page for comparison. This feature is currently in beta/focus group testing.
  3. Optional: Determine what placements you want for the Echo360 LTI tool in Canvas. See Adding an Echo360 Embed Button to the Content Editor Toolbar for details on what the placement options are and how to enable them.
  4. Create the External LTI Tool in Canvas for Echo360. See Adding an Echo360 Embed Button to the Content Editor Toolbar if you want to enable more than Course Navigation for the Echo360 tool, or you want to create the tool using XML instead of the URL or Manual method.

  5. Optional: Remove the Echo360 App link from the left navigation. This is done if you want students accessing Echo360 ONLY through Assignments page links, which in turn provides instructors with more accurate Echo360 analytics to export to the Canvas Gradebook.

  6. Add the link to Echo360 into the Assignments tab for the Course (this allows Echo360 to export analytics to the Canvas Gradebook).

  7. Click the link to Echo360 and select the Echo360 Section to show to users through this Canvas Assignments page link.

  8. If appropriate for your institution, Instructors may also choose to create multiple assessment links and link to individual classes within an Echo360 section.

    Alternately, instructors or admins can create the Echo360 course and/or section through the tool interface. Whoever creates the section this way is automatically assigned as an instructor to the course.

  9. If appropriate and enabled by an Administrator, instructors may choose to embed Echo360 videos directly into content windows within their courses.

  10. Users who log into Canvas and click the Echo360 tool link are automatically passed through to the Echo360 section's class list, and automatically enrolled in the class with the corresponding user role.

While you can add the Echo360 App at the Course level, we strongly recommend adding it at the Account (or sub-account) level. Adding the app to the Account automatically makes it available for every course configured for the account. It can be removed from individual courses if necessary.

If you really want to add the app to individual courses instead, you can still use the procedures in the above-linked topics, but select the course first, then configure settings and apps.

NOTE: The procedures in these topics are provided as guidelines to the Canvas LTI setup process. Refer to the Canvas documentation for additional details or contact Canvas product support if you need further assistance.