If you've purchased a School license, you can connect ThingLink to your LMS using an LTI integration. This will allow your teachers and students to login into ThingLink or create an account by clicking on the ThingLink app button in your LMS.
Note that you do not need the LTI integration to embed ThingLink content.
Connecting ThingLink to your LMS
As the admin of your School account, you can find consumer key, shared secret and other information needed to enable the integration by going to 'My School' and navigating to the LTI tab:
Use the provided information in your LMS to connect the LTI. Find instructions for your LTI here:
Enabling ThingLink in Canvas
1. Log into Canvas with an admin account. Go to 'Admin' - 'Settings' - 'Apps' and use the '+App' button to enable ThingLink for all courses:
2. Once you've added the app, it will appear in all courses in the course navigation menu on the left.
Alternatively, you can add the app to select courses via the course settings. Use the same configuration type, consumer key and shared secret.
How it works
When a user clicks on the Thinglink App in the LMS, a new browser tab will open and the student or teacher will be automatically logged in. If there is no existing ThingLink account for that individual, a new user will automatically be created and added to the organization.
Teacher and student accounts are defined automatically. The following LTI roles automatically create a Thinglink Teacher account:
If the user does not have one of these roles, they get a student account.
We'll also use the name and Canvas profile picture for the ThingLink profile.
The integration will return an error message if a user already has an account that does not belong to your school. if you encounter this issue, either ask the user to sign into their account from the ThingLink login page and join your school or contact our tech support.