Canvas: LTI 1.1 Tool Provider Setup


Please note: The information provided here is intended only to assist with some of the common ways our product can be integrated in this system. Our Help Site is not a comprehensive guide to use of the Canvas LMS, and our team can only assist with Credo integration; we are unable to provide support for any other aspect of Canvas's functionality. Screenshots are provided for illustrative purposes but may not exactly match your own system, particularly since navigation elements can vary depending on your version of the platform.

This documentation was updated on April 26 2018 to reflect a more recent version of Canvas. If you need our previous documentation/screenshots, please contact Credo support (  


Before implementing LTI links (launch URLs) in individual courses, Credo should be added to your LMS environment as an LTI Tool Provider / External Learning Tool Provider. This is a one-time step and requires administrator access.

Once the tool provider has been set up, course instructors can add LTI links to their courses without needing special admin permissions.

Canvas refers to the LTI Tool Provider as an "External App."

Step 1: Click on the "Admin" icon on your dashboard, and select your organizational account.




Step 2: Click on "settings" at the bottom of the left-hand navigation menu, then the "Apps" tab. The, click the "View App Configurations" button.



Step 3: Click on "Add App" or "+App"

Step 3: Fill in the following fields:

Name: Whatever is easy for you to remember

Consumer Key: A consumer key for your LMS environment is provided to you by Credo and is listed on the How to Use tab of your InfoLit (formerly Instruct) admin dashboard.

Shared Secret: This is also unique to your LMS environment and can be found listed on the How to Use tab along with the consumer key.

Domain: This is the domain used by all of your Credo LTI links (also called launch URLS or External Tool URLs in Canvas).  Use the domain provided to you by Credo on your InfoLit admin dashboard (on the "How to Use" tab).

Privacy: Public (recommended)

These settings control what information your Canvas environment sends to Credo's platform during an LTI Launch.  If you choose not to send user data to Credo or to restrict which user fields are sent, the LTI integration will still launch.

Information such as name and email address are used in Credo's assessment reporting/analytics to provide individual-level data.  We recommend selecting the "Public" option if you wish to make use of Credo's reporting/analytics, but if you wish to anonymize the student data stored in our system, you can select "Anonymous" instead.

Launch URL: Leave blank.

If you cannot locate your key and secret, contact our support team at for assistance.

Once these fields are filled, hit submit. 

Credo is now added to your organizational account as an app, and you can add links to content to courses as described here: Adding an LTI Link to a Course

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