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Overview

This article explains how to use the openNCCC LTI 1.3 tool to add openNCCC content to Canvas courses. We will call this the openNCCC LTI tool in this article. 

Accessing My Collections, My Items, and My Groups

Here are preview images of the content provided by the openNCCC LTI tool. When an instructor adds a new activity using the openNCCC LTI tool, the instructor will be able to search and browse items in their college’s Collections, their own personal saved Items, and their openNCCC Group folders. 


This screen shows what browsing My Collections looks like in the openNCCC LTI tool.



This screen shows what browsing My Items looks like in the openNCCC LTI tool.



This screen shows what browsing My Group folders looks like in the openNCCC LTI tool.

Add an openNCCC LTI Link to Your Canvas Course

  1. Log in to Canvas and navigate to your desired course. 

  2. Select Modules from the left side of the screen.

  1. Select the + button for the module where you want to add the link.

  1. Choose External Tool from the Add dropdown menu, and then select openNCCC. With this openNCCC LTI tool, you can view the content collections. (Your LMS Administrator may name the tool something other than openNCCC. Watch for communications from the LMS Administrator to confirm the name.)

  1. If a login screen appears, enter your openNCCC credentials. You only have to link your credentials once to the openNCCC LTI tool. 

  1. After you log in, review the openNCCC Collections available for your college. (This sample screen may not reflect your collections.)


Tip: In Canvas, the My Collections/My Items/My Groups window does not have a scroll bar, but you may see more items if you grab the bottom right corner of the window and drag it down.



  1. After you select the content, you can drag the link on the Module screen to reorder or move it to another module.


Search, Browse, Preview, and Select Content to Add to your Course

After you select your desired course and add the openNCCC LTI tool to view your Collections, the steps below apply to Collections, Items, and Groups. Here we will focus on Collections.



Tip: In Canvas, the My Collections/My Items/My Groups window does not have a scroll bar, but you may see more items if you grab the bottom right corner of the window and drag it down.


In My Collections, you can:

  1. Select the desired collection and browse or filter results by Course tags aligned to NCCCS standards, Subject, and Material type. Here we will select the Mathematics Assessment Project collection.

  2. Search Resources by keywords. (Note that you must be in the My Items tab or the My Group tab to search for content in My Items or My Groups, respectively.)

  3. Preview the content.

  4. Choose Select to embed the content in your course. 

  5. Let’s select the Sidewalk Stones activity for our course. 



This screen shows the teacher’s view of the Sidewalk Stones activity embedded in a course. 


  1. Return to Modules screen and click the circle at the module level or the link level to Publish. (The circle turns green when with a checkmark when published.)



Using the Content Toolbar

When viewing an embedded item in your course, as in the previous screen, a toolbar appears above the content. On the toolbar, you can:

  1. Rate the content with stars

  2. Select Save on the toolbar to save the content to My Items or My Groups

  3. Report the content



This screen shows the full set of menu items that appear if you expand your browser window. 


Additional Resources

Refer to these articles on the openNCCC Help Center.