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Canvas LMS: Integration, Development, and Data Access

The Canvas learning management serves as a platform to support integration between teaching and learning tools and systems. Canvas supports integration through three methods:

  • Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) is a standard that enables integration of third-party or vendor tools with your Canvas course, or allows you to enhance the course with other Web applications and Internet resources.
  • Developer Keys provide developers the ability to build an application that can access the Canvas API as the user (e.g., the student or the teacher).
  • API Access Tokens can be used to programmatically access the API.

Follow the links to learn more about these methods, and the process of obtaining access to Canvas.