To install Writable for Canvas in your school or district, please have your Canvas administrator follow these instructions. Please contact us at support@writable.com if you have any questions along the way.

  1. Start in the ‘Admin’ section of Canvas.
  2. Go to 'Developer Keys' and add a new Key.

3. Choose '+ LTI Key':

4. Fill in these fields and click 'Save':

Method: Enter URL
JSON URL: https://app.writable.com/canvas-ltia
Key Name: Writable
Owner Email: <your email>
Redirect URIs:
https://app.writable.com/ltia/AssignmentSelect
https://app.writable.com/ltia/course

5. Change State to ON, then record the Client ID associated with your new Developer Key and copy it somewhere handy. Note: copy the SHORT version of the key (per the arrow), do not open "Show Key" when you copy.

6. Visit Admin -> Settings -> Apps, then choose ‘View App Configurations’:

7. Click ‘+ App’ to configure a new External App:

8. Choose 'By Client ID' and specify the Client ID that you recorded above:

canvas_configure_app.png

9. Click 'Submit' then 'Install':

canvas_add_app.png

Congrats! You and your teachers will now* see Writable show up as an added External App in Canvas whenever assignments are created.

* Note: There may be a delay while Canvas propagates the changes. We recommend logging out and back in after completing setup before attempting to configure Writable in an assignment.

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