World News Digest Canvas External App Installation


Customers using the Canvas learning management system can embed content from World News Digest directly into their courses.  For more information, please refer to the World News Digest Canvas External App Overview article.

The new app provides rich integration between World News Digest and your Canvas courses.  Users of Canvas will now be able to embed World News Digest resources directly inside their courses, without having to leave the LMS.  This plugin is LTI based and integrates directly into the standard Canvas HTML editor.

Prerequisites for Installing the Canvas External App:

  1. You must have your own instance of Canvas.

  2. You must have an active World News Digest subscription.

  3. Your LTI Access Key and Secret can be obtained from World News Digest support.

External App Installation:

  • Login to your Canvas instance as an administrator with access to install and configure apps.
  • Select your course and then select the Settings menu.  The app can be added to individual courses, or to all courses in an account. Once configured, you can link to them through course modules and create assignments for assessment tools.
  • From Settings, select the Apps tab at the top.
  • On the Apps tab, enter, "World News Digest" in the Filter by Name search box.
  • Click on the World News Digest logo.
  • You will go to an app information page. Click the Add App button.

Canvas add app button

  • A pop-out window will appear.  Enter the "Consumer Key" and "Shared Secret" you obtained from support, then click Add App.


You will now see the World News Digest icon in the Canvas editor.

Canvas editor icon

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