You can embed your ThingLinks directly into Canvas - they'll remain interactive even in your posts & assignments!
Note that this does not require the ThingLink LTI app. The LTI app is used exclusively for onboarding new students & teachers; see here for more information about the app.
Option 1 - 'Embed' feature
- Open the ThingLink scene you'd like to shareю click the 'Share' button in the upper-right corner, select 'Embed on website' and copy the embed code:
- In Canvas, start writing or editing your post/assignment. Click the 'More...' button, select 'Embed, paste the embed code from ThingLink and click 'Submit.
Option 2 - HTML editor
- Open the ThingLink scene you'd like to share, click the 'Share' button in the upper-right corner, select 'Embed on website' and copy the embed code.
- In Canvas, start writing or editing your post/assignment. Click on the 'HTML editor' button above the main text field:
This will allow you to edit the HTML code for your post. Select a line where you'd like your ThingLink image to appear and paste the code you've copied in step 1:
- Once that's done, click the 'Rich content Editor' button to switch back to the normal view.
Limitations & tips
- ThingLinks will not resize the page.
- The tag containers will be shown within the image; as a result, they'll be smaller than what you see on ThingLink itself.
- If your image is large or has a lot of tags it might be better to leave a full-screen link instead.
- The functionality may be further limited when using Canvas mobile apps.
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