Using Edpuzzle With Canvas

Take advantage of Edpuzzle’s seamless integration with Canvas to keep all of your video lessons and grades in the same place!

In this article, you'll find sections on:

I. How to Integrate Edpuzzle With Canvas

II. How to Assign a Video Lesson on Canvas

III. How Students Can Use Edpuzzle Through Canvas

IV. Troubleshooting the Edpuzzle Integration on Canvas


I. How to Integrate Edpuzzle With Canvas

Set up the integration yourself by following the steps in this article, or forward it to your IT admin to install the integration for your whole school or district.

    1. Log in to Canvas, go to “Courses,” and select a class.
    2. Click on “Settings” from the menu bar on the left-hand side of your page. 
    3. Click on the “Apps” tab.
    4. Search for the Edpuzzle app in the App Center (type it in the search bar or scroll down until you find it), and click on it.
    5. Click on the blue “+ Add App” button. This will open a pop-up window.
    6. Now you'll need two pieces of information: the consumer key and shared secret. To find this information, open a new tab or window and log in to or sign up for Edpuzzle (see our article on how to create an account).
    7. Click on your circular profile icon in the upper right-hand corner, select your name from the dropdown menu to go to your profile, then click on the “School” tab.
    8. In the LMS dropdown menu at the bottom of the page, select Canvas.
    9. Copy your consumer key and shared secret.
    10. Now go back to Canvas.
    11. Enter the fields for “Consumer Key” and “Shared Secret” and click the blue “Add App” button.
    12. Refresh the page, and now Edpuzzle will appear in your list of external apps!

If this doesn’t work, just ask your IT admin to follow these same steps from their admin panel in Canvas. You may not have permission as a teacher to add external apps.

Once Edpuzzle has been added to Canvas, all you need to do is select the course of your choice and then click on “Edpuzzle” in the side menu. You’ll be prompted to log in, and then create a new class. Enter your class details and then “Create class” to finish set-up!

To learn about sharing a class with a co-teacher, check out this article.

Here’s a quick video tutorial to walk you through the above steps:

II. How to Assign a Video Lesson on Canvas

    1. Go to “Courses” and choose the course you’d like to assign a video lesson.  
    2. Select “Assignments” from the menu bar on the left-hand side of your page.
    3. Click the “+ Assignment” button.
    4. Give your assignment a name, and in the “Submission Type” drop-down menu, select “External Tool.”
    5. Click the “Find” button, which will open the “Configure External Tool” pop-up. Select Edpuzzle.
    6. This will open another pop-up window showing your “My Content” library on Edpuzzle (or prompting you to log in if you haven't done so already).
    7. Select your video lesson by clicking on the video thumbnail, then the blue “Next” button.
    8. On the next screen, choose whether you want to prevent skipping or turn on closed captions using the toggle switches next to each option.
    9. Click the blue “Assign” button, which will return you to the “Configure External Tool” pop-up.
    10. Click the blue “Select” button to confirm your assignment and close the pop-up.
    11. Then you can set your due date and click the “Save” button to save the assignment (which won't be visible to your students), or the “Save & Publish” button to send it to your students.
    12. Now your video lesson will appear in your list of assignments on Canvas! Your students will start to appear on your Edpuzzle assignment and class lists as they access their first Edpuzzle assignment link.

Best of all, once students complete the lessons their grades will automatically sync with Canvas!

Note: If you're a teacher using the Canvas app, please note that you won't be able to view video lessons using a mobile device. You can, however, view them on a tablet.

Here’s a quick video tutorial to walk you through the above steps: 

III. How Students Can Use Edpuzzle Through Canvas

Your students will be able to log in to their Canvas accounts and complete your Edpuzzle video lessons right from there! Here are some things to keep in mind depending on the device they're using:

  • For laptops/desktops: Students simply need to log in to Canvas and click on the assignment(s) to view your video lessons.
  • For tablets: Students should use the Canvas app to view your video lessons.
  • For mobile (cell phones): Students will need to use both the Canvas and Edpuzzle apps. When they go to watch a video lesson through the Canvas app, they'll get a pop-up prompting them to download the Edpuzzle app if they haven't already, or if they have, students will be asked to open it in the Edpuzzle app. When they're finished, they can return to the Canvas app.

Here’s a short video to show how students will complete their Edpuzzle assignments:

IV. Troubleshooting the Edpuzzle Integration on Canvas 

Here are some common issues that may come up as you're using the Edpuzzle integration with Canvas and how to solve them.

Where can I find student projects?

At the moment, the student projects feature is not available for the Canvas integration.

Why aren't my sections appearing in Edpuzzle?

If you've set up various sections of the same class in Canvas, when you look at your Gradebook on Edpuzzle, all of the students will appear as if they were in the same class. This is because we don't have a Sections feature on Edpuzzle, but don't worry – your sections and gradebook in Canvas will still work perfectly!

Canvas Features That Aren't Available With the Edpuzzle Integration

A few features aren't supported with the Edpuzzle Canvas Integration. These include:

  • Speed grader. You can still easily grade your students' answers by going to the assignment and clicking on "X answers to be graded."
  • Reusing, cloning, or importing previous classes or assignments. For Edpuzzle classes and assignments, this feature isn't currently available. 

For more troubleshooting solutions, check out this video.


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