Infobase Database Platform Canvas External App Installation


Customers using the Canvas learning management system can embed content from Infobase Database Platform products directly into their courses.  For more information, please refer to the  Infobase Database Platform Canvas External App Overview article.

The new app provides rich integration between Infobase Database Platform products and your Canvas courses.  Users of Canvas will now be able to embed Infobase 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.

Prerequisites for Installing the Canvas External App:

  1. You must have your own instance of Canvas.
  2. You must have an active Infobase Database Platform product subscription.
  3. Your LTI Access Key and Secret - can be obtained from Infobase support.

External App Installation:

  • Login to your Canvas instance as an administrator with access to install and configure apps.
  • Select your course and then select the Settings menu.  This can be added to individual courses, or to all courses in an account. Once configured, you can link to them through course modules and create assignments for assessment tools.
  • From Settings, select the Apps tab at the top.
  • On the Apps tab,  in the Filter by Name search box enter the name of your database: Science Online, Bloom's Literature, Health Reference Center, World ReligionsAfrican-American History, American History, American Indian History, Ancient and Medieval History, Modern World History, and History Reference Center, our history and religion cross search.
  • Click on the app you want to install. (Each app needs to be individually installed.)
  • You will go to an app information page. Click the Add App button.

Canvas add app button

  • A pop-out window will appear.  Enter the "Consumer Key" and "Shared Secret" you obtained from support, then click Add App.


You will now see your Infobase Database icon in the Canvas editor.

Canvas editor icon

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