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Before you add LTI links to your courses, make sure you have (or your Canvas admin has) set up Credo as an app for your organization's Canvas account, as described here: Canvas Global Tool Set-up
Adding an LTI Assignment to a course
Step 1: Go to the course and click into the "Assignments" page, then click the "+ Assignment" button to create a new assignment.
Step 2: In the new assignment settings, go to the Submission Type drop down menu and select "External Tool" from the list of options.
Step 3: Paste the LTI link you want to add in the External Tool URL field, then make sure the other assignment settings are configured:
Name: give the assignment a name of your choosing
Display Grade as: Points
Points: Assign a point value. Credo's scoring uses one point per question:
Quizzes: 5 points
Pre- or Post-Test: 20 points
If you assign a different point value, the grade will scale when it is passed back from Credo, e.g. a 4/5 will scale to 8/10 or 80/100. However, if you change the point value after students have taken the quiz, any grades already logged in the grade column will not automatically rescore (this is a function of Canvas' system, not Credo).
Make sure not to assign a point value of 0, which will cause all student scores to display in the grade book as 0.
Add to an Assignment Group
Check "Do not count towards the final grade" if you do not want the score automatically included in the final grade for the course.
Click "Load this tool in a new tab" if you would like the link to open in a new tab, not embedded within the page.
Step 4: Click "Save and Publish" if you want to publish the assignment right away, or just "Save" if you will publish it later. The new assignment should display either embedded in the page or as a link to open in a new window, depending on the default configured in the Global Tool Setup step.
Optional: Adding the assignment to a module
Optional Step 1: Go to Modules in the left-hand navigation
Optional Step 2: Choose a module you'd like to add the link to, and click the + icon.
Optional Step 3: In the Add Item popup, for the "Add" dropdown, select "assignment." then select the item you created earlier (you may need to scroll down the list to locate it), select the indentation level you desire, then click "Add Item."