The following article has been replaced with a newer article: How to link a zyBook assignment to an LMS
The article below is still relevant but will retire on 12/15 in favor of the newer article linked above.
Please read our article on Single Sign-on first.
Also, please ensure that your LMS administrator has configured Moodle with the authentication secret and key. If not, you’ll require these items when creating a link to the zyBook.
NOTE: Linking assignments to an LMS is not required for zyBook class use. (1) Assignments are not even necessary; instructors can simply announce due dates and then run reports to generate a CSV report that can be uploaded to an LMS gradebook. (2) Assignments, if desired, are created in zyBooks, which also generate CSV files that can be uploaded. We recommend starting with the reports approach, then considering assignments in a subsequent term (many are happy with and stay with the reports approach). Then, if assignment integration is desired, one can read on.
Step 1 - Creating a link in your Moodle
Once zyBooks is set up as an external tool provider, begin to create an assignment link by clicking on your course in your Moodle dashboard.
If necessary, in the top right corner, click the gear icon and turn editing on. Editing may already have been turned on in a previous session.
Click the "Add an activity or resource" button in the lower right corner and then choose to add an "External tool".
Fill out the "Activity name" field.
Select "Automatic, based on tool URL" as in the "Preconfigured tool" dropdown menu.
Set the Tool URL to https://lti.zybooks.com/v1/lti_provider
At this point, the link will be created and the browser window should navigate you to your zyBook for selecting a book and link type.
Step 2 - Configure the link on the zyBooks website
After creating a link in Moodle, you must configure that link on the zyBooks website to point to a specific assignment. While logged into Moodle using an email address that is assigned as an instructor on one or more zyBooks, follow a newly created LMS link to zyBooks to initiate the configuration process.
Select a zyBook
You should be taken to the following page where you will see all of your active zyBooks on which you are a verified instructor. Select the zyBook you wish to link.
After selecting a zyBook, a new screen will be shown that provides options to link directly to an assignment. Choose "Create or link assignment".
Linking to an assignment
Linking to an assignment allows you to bundle together a set of zyBook sections, set a due date, and link to your LMS gradebook for simplified grading.
You can link to a previously created assignment or create a new one during this process. If you need help creating an assignment, you can follow along with our "How to create an assignment" article.
A list of visible assignments will be present. Note that if your assignments are "Hidden" you will need to reveal them before you can link to them.
Click the blue "Link" text next to an assignment to create the connection between that assignment and the grade book.
If you do not have any assignments yet, you can follow along with our "How to create an assignment" article.
Assignments with a blue link icon next to them have already been linked.
You can create as many links to a single assignment as desired. For example, if a class has 4 sections and you have one canvas shell for each section, you may wish to create one link from each shell to the same assignment.
Once you have started creating links, you might also be interested in this student article that describes how students submit assignments to Moodle.