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 Canvas with the authentication secret and key. If not, you’ll require these items when creating a link to the zyBook.
Step 1 - Creating a link in Canvas
From your dashboard, select the class you would like to create a link for.
Next, create a new module for your class and give it a name. If you already have a created module, choose one of those.
After creating a module, click the gray "+" button in the top right corner of the gray module window to add an item.
In the "Add" Dropdown box, select "External Tool". External tools provide a direct access to a zyBook section (this will not pass back a grade).
By selecting "External Tool" to link to a zyBook section, you will be prompted to select from a previously created tool provider (zyBooks) that was previously configured by you or your LMS administrator
You can change the name of the page and then click "Add Item". Publishing will make the link available to students. Click on the newly created item and follow the instructions to link to a zyBook section.
Step 2 - Configure the link on the zyBooks website
After creating a link in Canvas, you must configure that link on the zyBooks website to point to a specific section or zyBook table of contents. While logged into Canvas 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 create a link to.
After selecting a zyBook, a new screen will be shown that provides options to link directly to a section.
Linking to a section or the table of contents will provide students with a link to that section from Canvas, no grade reporting will occur.
Linking to a section
Once a section has been selected, the link will be accessible by students from Canvas.
Return to LMS
Once created and linked, students will be able to see the link in Canvas.