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How to Install Approved Instructional Tools

Directions are posted below on how to add approved instructional tools to your Canvas course.

Last updated: November 8, 2019

Having trouble with one of the apps listed below? Report a problem by emailing canvas@ucsd.edu.

Gradescope

You will need to first create the connection to Gradescope by following the steps below, before creating the Gradescope course.
  1. Navigate to your course
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Select the Navigation tab
  4. Locate Gradescope
  5. Select the three vertical dots next to the tool and select Enable
  6. Select Save
  7. Select the Gradescope link on your side course menu to begin creating your Gradescope course

iClicker

  1. Navigate to your course
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Select the Navigation tab
  4. Locate iClicker Registration
  5. Select the three vertical dots next to the tool and select Enable
  6. Select Save

Students will now be able to register their iClicker in your Canvas course. If this is your first time using iClicker with Canvas, make sure to download Canvas iClicker Software.

When syncing grades, iClicker grades will appear in the first assignment group

Intermediate Microeconomics Video Handbook

  1. Navigate to your course
  2. Create a module and title it "Intermediate Microeconomics Video Handbook"
  3. Select the plus sign (+) next to the title of the new module
  4. Choose External Tool
  5. Select Micro Videos
  6. Click Add Item
  7. Select the "do not" sign to the right of the module name to publish the module

Please make sure that your students' browsers allow cookies from https://canvas.ucsd.edu/.

Kaltura

There are three integrations for Kaltura: My Media, Media Gallery, and Kaltura Quiz.

Media Gallery

Media Gallery is the course's repository of videos uploaded by the instructor. If the instructor asked for their podcasts to be transferred to Kaltura on their podcast agreement, the videos would appear in this space.

  1. Navigate to your course
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Select the Navigation tab
  4. Locate Media Gallery
  5. Select the three vertical dots next to the tool and select Enable
  6. Select Save

My Media

My Media is a link to the acting user's Kaltura media. Students and faculty can upload their personal videos to this space.

To enable My Media, see the steps below:

  1. Navigate to your course
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Select the Navigation tab
  4. Locate My Media
  5. Select the three vertical dots next to the tool and select Enable
  6. Select Save

Kaltura Quiz

With Kaltura Quiz, an instructor can upload a video to their My Media and create a video quiz. To launch the Kaltura quiz, the instructor will need to create an assignment and use the Kaltura Quiz as an external tool.

  1. Navigate to your course
  2. Create an assignment and enter in the assignment's point value
  3. Under Submission Type, choose External Tool
  4. Select Find to locate Kaltura Video Quiz
  5. Choose Select next to the video quiz you wish to add
  6. Choose Select
  7. Enter in any additional details for your assignment
  8. Choose Save and Publish

Macmillian Learning


  1. Reach out to your Macmillian representative to ask for a "deep integration"
  2. Navigate to your course
  3. Go to Settings
  4. Select the Navigation tab
  5. Locate Macmillan Learning
  6. Select the three vertical dots next to the tool and select Enable
  7. Select Save

*iClicker Cloud deep integration is not supported by UC San Diego.

Pearson's MyLab and Mastering

  1. Navigate to your course
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Select the Navigation tab
  4. Locate MyLab and Mastering
  5. Select the three vertical dots next to the tool and select Enable
  6. Select Save
  7. Select MyLab and Mastering on the course menu to begin syncing

As this is a vendors supported tool, please reach out to Pearson for further support.

RedShelf


  1. Navigate to your course
  2. Create a module and title it "Redshelf"
  3. Select the plus sign (+) next to the title of the new module
  4. Choose External Tool
  5. Select RedShelf
  6. Click Add Item
  7. Select the "do not" sign to the right of the module name to publish the module

Turnitin - Plagiarism Framework

 In your Canvas course, go to your Modules page (may also be your course homepage).

  1. Click the   button in the module where you want to place the new assignment.
  2. Click on the dropdown list on the next window and select the Assignment option.
  3. Click on the New Assignment option.
  4. Give the assignment a name
    • The name will also serve as the header of the assignment details page.
  5. Click the Add Item button.
  6. Click on the assignment's title back on the Module page.
  7. Click the Edit button.
  8. Enter assignment details, such as:
    • A description
    • Assignment's value in points
  9. Click on the Submission Type dropdown menu.
  10. Select the Online option
  11. Activate the File Uploads checkbox
    • You can choose to restrict the filetypes to doc, docx, and/or pdf
  12. Click on the dropdown menu in the Plagiarism Review section
  13. Select the Turnitin option
  14. Set your Turnitin options
  15. Enter assignees and due date
    • Multiple due dates can be added using the +Add option - useful for assigning to different sections, or for students who need an extension.
    • The Available from and Until options control who early and late students can submit an assignment.
  16. When done with entering the details, click either:
    • Save - if you're not ready to make visible to students, or
    • Save & Publish - if you're ready to make the assignment available to students.

Detailed step-by-step instructions: Creating a Turnitin assignment (text-based instructions).

If you are using Turnitin for your course, it is recommended that you place the following language from UC San Diego's Academic Integrity Office in your syllabus:

"Students agree that by taking this course all required papers will be subject to submission for textual similarity review to Turnitin.com for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the Turnitin.com reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. Use of the Turnitin.com service is subject to the terms of use agreement posted on the Turnitin.com site."