Canvas LTI 1.3 Integration - Adding LiveText assignments to a Canvas course

This article will walk you through the process of creating a link in your Canvas course that takes students to a specific assignment in LiveText.

NOTE: If you would like to use the Grade Return feature, which allows grades submitted in a LiveText assignment to be passed back to the Canvas gradebook, students must click the link in Canvas and submit the LiveText assignment. If a student goes directly to and submits the assignment, their grade will not pass back to Canvas.


1. Create an assignment in LiveText. Check the Publish Assessments box.

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2. Add an assignment in your Canvas course

3. Enter a Title for the assignment

4. Enter Points



5. Select External Tool as the Submission Type



6. Enter the following URL in the External Tool URL field:


7. Check the Load This Tool In A New Tab box

8. Click Save & Publish

9. Click on the assignment link you created

10. Click the "Load in a new window" button. You will then be brought to a LiveText screen that looks like this:

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11. Click the radio button next to Specific Assignment and click Select & Save

12. Choose a Course Section (NOTE: you will only be able to choose a course section if your LiveText account has been added as an instructor to the course)

13. Choose an assignment from the selected course section and click Select & Save

14. Click Return to LMS


Clicking the link in Canvas will now take you and your students directly to the LiveText assignment. 


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