Admins and Teachers: How to setup the Screencast-O-Matic with Canvas LMS

Admins and Teachers: How to setup the Screencast-O-Matic with Canvas LMS

Screencast-O-Matic integrates with many learning management systems via the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard.  This article will help with the setup and use of the Screencast-O-Matic LTI app within the Canvas LMS for administrators and teachers.

You can read more in our blog article about Screencast-O-Matic and the Canvas LMS or you can watch a video tutorial on Canvas LTI setup.  

Table of Contents

Use of the Screencast-O-Matic LTI app is compatible with all plans; Free, Deluxe, and Premier.

To add the free LTI app as a Canvas admin

Note:  If you have a Deluxe or Premier Plan, please skip to the section titled: Enable Team Deluxe and Team Premier Plans    

Login to your Canvas instance as an admin.  Click on Admin, then Settings.  Finally click on the Apps tab to configure the Screencast-O-Matic app as an external app.

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Next, click on "View App Configurations".

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And next click on "+App" to add the Screencast-O-Matic LTI app and configuration screen will appear.

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Input the following:

  1. Change Configuration Type to By URL
  2. For Name, please put Screencast-O-Matic
  3. Put the following url into Config URL
https://screencast-o-matic.com/lti/xml

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Click Submit.  Note: You can ignore the Consumer Key and Shared Secret fields.

You're done.  Now teachers can embed their screen recordings directly into their courses, announcements, assignments, or anywhere the rich text editor is available. 


Teachers can add Screencast-O-Matic to their Courses

If you are a teacher, you can add and use the Screencast-O-Matic LTI app to your Canvas instance courses without an admin.  

First, choose a course and go to Settings and select the Apps Tab (as seen below).

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If the Screencast-O-Matic app is already shown in the list, no further action is needed.  If not, click on "View App Configurations" and then "+App".

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Just like above for admins, input the following in the configuration screen that appears:

  1. Change Configuration Type to By URL
  2. For Name, please put Screencast-O-Matic
  3. Put the following url into Config URL
https://screencast-o-matic.com/lti/xml

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Click Submit.  Note: You can ignore the Consumer Key and Shared Secret fields.

As a teacher, you've now added the Screencast-O-Matic LTI app to your course.  You can click on this icon shown below in the rich text editor to add screen recordings, channels, or a Screencast-O-Matic screen recorder that your students can submit their own recordings with.  

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You're all set.  Enjoy making use of the Screencast-O-Matic LTI app within assignments in courses or any other place in the Canvas LMS where a rich text editor is present.


Enable Team Deluxe and Team Premier Plans with the Consumer Key and Shared Secret

You can use the LTI App for your team to access the Deluxe Plan tools (screen recorder and video editor) and the additional features provided in the Premier Plan (embedding a video channel, adding a screen recorder button for student assignments, etc.).

In order for a Team Plan user to access the features of a Deluxe or Premier Plan, the admin for the plan will need to configure the LTI App with a private consumer key and secret.

First, login with your Admin account, click your user icon and then Settings.  On the left sidebar, click Integrations.



Make sure the LTI plugin is enabled (click the slider to On), and find the Key and Secret values in the fields.  Copy each value and we will take these values back to the Canvas configuration screen.  These are unique to the team account, and should not be shared with anyone outside of your team.

Open another window or tab in your browser.  Login to your Canvas instance as an admin.  Click on Admin, then Settings.  Finally click on the Apps tab to configure the Screencast-O-Matic app as an external app.

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Next, click on "View App Configurations".

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And next click on "+App" to add the Screencast-O-Matic LTI app and configuration screen will appear.

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Input the following:

  • Change Configuration Type to By URL
  • For Name, please put Screencast-O-Matic
  • Put the following url into Config URL
https://screencast-o-matic.com/lti/xml
  • For Consumer Key, add the Key from the Screencast-O-Matic LTI settings
  • For Shared Secret, add the Secret from the Screencast-O-Matic LTI settings

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After all fields are filled out, click Submit.  Now you can enjoy the upgraded features of your Deluxe or Premier account using your LTI app.  


FAQ

When launching the Screencast-O-Matic team application , why am I unable to use the video editor?

First, check to make sure your team account is upgraded to a Deluxe or Premier plan.  Access to the video editor is only included within these plans.

If you have a Deluxe or Premier account, check your Canvas app settings (or ask your Canvas Administrator to check/configure) to make sure you have the consumer key and secret added in, as in the instructions above.

 

 


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