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On Demand Canvas LTI External App Overview
Chris Plapp November 06 2017 12:22 PM

Customers using the Canvas learning management system can embed content from On Demand directly in their courses.  For installation instructions, please refer to the On Demand Canvas External App Installation article.




Canvas editor iconThe LTI app provides a rich integration between On Demand and your Canvas courses.  Users of Canvas can embed On Demand resources directly inside their courses, without having to leave the LMS.  This plugin is LTI based and integrates directly into the standard Canvas HTML editor.




  1. LTI based application that does not require any user account maintenance within On Demand.
  2. Quick and easy setup and installation.
  3. Seamless user experience that allows users to embed On Demand videos, and your own custom content resources directly into Canvas courses, without leaving Canvas.


Using the On Demand Canvas Plugin


Once installed, On Demand resources may be embedded using the On Demand button found inside Canvas.  Any content block that loads the HTML editor will have this icon.


Click on the below button to launch the application:


Canvas editor icon


Once you click on this button, you will see the below embed content window. You should see the Learn360 search box as shown below. 






Enter a keyword or phrase in the box and click Search.  Your search results will resemble the below image.





The search results page offers several functions explained below:


  1. Sorting and Filtering Options:
    1. View By:  Titles & Segments, Titles only, or Segments only.
    2. Sort By:  Relevancy, Newest to Oldest, Most Viewed.
    3. Filter By Subject.
    4. Content Type: Video, and Custom Content.
  2. Pagination - Use the pagination controls to skip to other pages of results.
  3. Run Time - View the run time of all media assets.
  4. Preview - Use the preview link to view the video before deciding to embed it.  Clicking on this link opens a new window on top of the existing window.
  5. Embed - Use the embed button to insert the selected media title into Canvas.




Once you have chosen a media file to embed, click on the Embed button.


You will be returned to editor and your content will appear as a gray box.  Click the Save button at the bottom to publish this resource.  The embedded video should now be visible as the example shows below:







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