Follow the instructions below to add a Docuseek2 film to Canvas using the LTI protocol. These instructions used a version of Canvas current as of September 4, 2015 and take advantage of several Canvas extensions to LTI. These instructions are new as of June, 2016. For earlier instructions on adding a single resource to Canvas, see the Add a single Docuseek2 resource to Canvas page.

Before using Docuseek2 with Canvas, you must first add Docuseek2 as a Canvas app.

There are four ways that Canvas can work with Docuseek2:
  1. Docuseek2 can appear on the course navigation list. This is a list of course options that appears on the left side of a course page. Clicking on Docuseek2 will open the Docuseek2 home page within the course page. external image lti_course_navigation.png


  2. A Docuseek2 button appears on the assignment rich text editor tool bar which appears when editing an assignment.
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    Clicking the button launches a Docuseek2 search dialog.

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    Enter keywords or other search criteria, and click the Find Titles button.

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    Click the filmstrip icon or the film title to add the film to the assignment.

    Once the film has been added, and the assignment saved, a Docuseek2 player will appear in the assignment. Note that although LTI uses a key exchange scheme to autheticate users, players inside Canvas assignments will use the IP authentication, so make sure that this standard form of authentication is set up for your institution (this is almost always the case).

    Here is what the player looks like inside the assignment:

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  3. Docuseek2 titles may be added using the "resource selection" option, as an external resource module. On the course page, select Module, and add a module. Select External Tool, and select Docuseek2. The same search dialog will open as with #2; but will return an external link to the Docuseek2 film when the user clicks the “Add now” button. Once the external link is added, clicking the module name will launch the Docuseek2 player with the film in it. Note that this option does use the LTI authentication (unlike #2).


  4. As before, a single resource can be added as a Module, by clicking on Settings; clicking on App, manually entering the required values (the URL for a resource is found on the Link To / Embed dialog on Docuseek2. So #3 basically automates the same process of adding a Module. See the Add a single Docuseek2 resource to Canvas page for details. Note that this is the previous documented method for integrating Docuseek2 resources to Canvas via LTI.

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