Canvas- Creating an Assignment Link

The LMS Submission feature of Outcomes Assessment Projects enables an institution to collect
artifacts directly from students within their course in Canvas. The assignment link created
below will allow students to access Outcomes Assessment Projects’ LMS Submission module
within Canvas to upload and submit their files.


Creating the Assignment Using the External Tool in Canvas


  • Navigate to the course, click Assignments



  • Click + Assignment.



Provide the following:

  • Assignment name - something meaningful, so the students can identify the assignment



Provide the following:

  • Submission Type - External Tool.
  • External Tool URL - copy and paste from Outcomes Assessment Projects. (1 link per
    course in each assignment).
  • Load This Tool In A New Tab – uncheck.



  • Click Save & Publish.
  • Click the Assignment link to verify the Faculty Preview appears and that the correct
    assignment name and instructions are displayed.


Note - you will not be able to start a submission or upload files if you are not enrolled in the
LMS course as a student or learner.

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