LaunchPad and Writer's Help 2.0 > Canvas Integration Overview

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<< Prerequisites for completing a Canvas on-boarding session

Macmillan Learning provides an external app for deep integration between Canvas and LaunchPad/Writer's Help 2.0. The process for integrating Canvas and Macmillan Learning’s LaunchPad/Writer's Help 2.0 is composed of several steps but is fairly straightforward and is routinely accomplished during a single on-boarding call between the Canvas administrator and the Macmillan Sales Engineer. The steps are detailed below:

Request new key and secret

The Canvas administrator finds the Macmillan Higher Education external app in Canvas and requests a key and secret from Macmillan.

Wait for approval

The Macmillan Sales Engineer approves the Canvas administrator’s request for a key and secret, and releases those to the Canvas administrator.

Add the Macmillan app

The Canvas administrator adds the Macmillan app (using the new key and secret) to Canvas at either the course level, the sub-account level, or the account level.

Generate Canvas access token

The instructor can now use the integration in their Canvas course. During Canvas and LaunchPad/Writer's Help 2.0 course linking, the Macmillan app will prompt the instructor to generate a Canvas access token, which the app will use to perform gradebook operations in the instructor’s Canvas course.

Review training materials

Macmillan arranges for all instructor training in the use of the Canvas with LaunchPad/Writer's Help 2.0 integration and will provide training materials and guidance on best practices.

Requesting the key and secret for the Macmillan external app >>