Canvas LMS Integration

Configuring Turbo Server with Canvas allows students and instructors to access their Portal Dashboard with one click from Canvas. Turbo Server functionality is added to Canvas LMS as an external application from the Canvas user interface.

Turbo Server uses the open Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) specification (version 1.0) to communicate with Canvas.

Getting Started

Canvas requires the following to connect to Turbo Server Application:

  • Consumer Key
  • Shared Secret
  • Config URL

The values can be obtained from the Turbo Server administration site. Navigate to General > Learning Tools Interoperability.

Adding Turbo to Canvas

A canvas account can be created at https://canvas.instructure.com.

Turbo can be linked with an individual course by an instructor or with all courses by a Canvas Administrator. Navigate to the Course or Administrator Account you wish to link.

Adding Turbo to an Administrator Account will require a single setup for all courses. Every instructor will see the option to enable Turbo in their Course Navigation.

Go to Settings > Apps > View App Configurations > +App.

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Change the Configuration Type dropdown to By URL.

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Enter the information from the Turbo Server administrator site:

  • Consumer Key
  • Shared Secret
  • Config URL

Click on Submit and refresh the page. The Turbo Entry point will be in the Course Navigation.

Enabling Turbo in the Course Navigation

Turbo can be enabled or disabled on a course by course basis.

  1. Navigate to the desired course.
  2. Go to Settings > Navigation.
  3. Find Turbo.net in the hidden items list. Click and drag it to the Course Navigation list above the hidden list.

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