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Linking a Pivot Interactives Assignment to a Canvas Course

Linked assignments can be opened either in Canvas or in Pivot Interactives. All grades in Pivot Interactives are reported to Canvas.

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Written by Trevor Register
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When you connect a Pivot Interactives assignment to a Canvas assignment:

  • Grades are transferred automatically to your Canvas gradebook.

  • Students can create their accounts and join your Pivot Interactives class all within Canvas.

  • Students access their work through Canvas without needing to visit our website directly.

Create your Pivot Interactives class and assign an activity

Make sure that you've done the following before trying to use the Canvas integration:

  1. Create your Pivot Interactives class. Note: review this help article to make sure you've created your class correctly such that it will work with Canvas.

Connect a Pivot Interactives Assignment to Canvas

Once you've connected Pivot Interactives to your course, you can begin assigning Pivot Interactives assignments into your Canvas course.

  1. Log into Pivot Interactives, and assign an activity to the class connected to the Canvas course. (see how)

  2.  In Canvas, log in as an instructor to your course.

  3. Click Assignments and +Assignment. Or edit an existing assignment.

  4. Scroll to Submission Type and select External Tool.

  5. Click Find

  6. Scroll through the list and click Pivot Interactives,

  7. Click Select.

  8. (Optional) The first time you do this, you'll be prompted to log into your Pivot Interactives account.

  9. (Optional) If you've never connected an assignment to this Canvas course, you'll be prompted to select a Pivot Interactives to connect.

  10. Click the assignment you wish to connect, then click Connect Assignment

  11. Click Select one last time.

  12. Complete the rest of the fields in Canvas, such as due date and then press Save and Publish.

  13. The assignment is now added to your list of Canvas assignments.

Students can now access their assignments through Canvas. Here are some instructions that you can pass along to them.

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