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.
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 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 the 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, you may 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 "Assignment".
To add an assignment, you can also click on the "Assignments" tab on the left and click "+ Assignment" as an entry point for a more streamlined workflow.
When finished, press "Add Item" to proceed.
Click on the newly created item
You should see a dialog with a number of options. Note that you may need to turn on editing before seeing the form below. Fill out any fields you like and give the assignment an appropriate point value.
Make sure to select "External Tool" as the "Submission Type" to ensure the assignment gets linked correctly.
Provide the appropriate URL as shown below (https://lti.zybooks.com/v1/lti_provider). You can set a due date here or during the assignment creation process in zyBooks. Ensure that the due dates align - zyBooks will prevent students from submitting work for credit after the zyBook due date has passed.
Select "Save" to save your assignment link. Publishing will make the link available to students, but you must first link to an existing zyBook assignment in Step 2.
Click on the created link to proceed to your zyBook and select an assignment to link.
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 assignment. 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.
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 an assignment. 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.
Once created and linked, students will be able to see the assignment in their zyBook and submit to Canvas for reporting purposes.