Canvas LMS Integration

How to Add a Norton Digital Learning Tool to a Canvas Course

This article describes how to add a Norton digital learning tool links with LTI integration that provide single sign-on for students and automatic grade reporting to your Canvas LMS course.

Prerequisites: In order to add a Norton digital learning tool link that provides single sign-on for students and automatic grade reporting, you will need a Norton instructor account. If you do not have a Norton instructor account, please visit our Instructor Resources page, or contact your Norton representative to request one.

a) Enable Norton as an app in your course

  1. Login to your Canvas system with your instructor account and enter your course.
  1. In the Course Navigation menu on the left side of the page click Settings, then click the Apps tab.

  1. Click the View App Configurations button.
    • If you already see "W.W. Norton" in the list of External Apps, then integration has been enabled at the institution level. Skip to "Add an external tool assignment," below.
  2. Click Add App.

  1. Set the Configuration Type drop-down to Manual Entry.
  2. In the Name field, enter a description name (e.g. W. W. Norton)

  1. Fill in the following fields:
    • Consumer Key: (copy and paste the Consumer Key provided by your Norton representative, which will look like "yourschooledu")
    • Shared Secret: (copy and paste the Secret provided by your Norton representative, which will be a random 10 character code)

NOTE: When entering the key and secret, be sure there are no spaces before or after either the key or the secret, as this will create an error message.

  1. Leave the Launch URL field blank.
  2. In the Domain field, enter ncia.wwnorton.com.
  3. Set the Privacy drop-down to Anonymous.
  4. Click Submit.

b) Add a Norton external tool assignment

NOTE: If you use Modules in your course, you will still need to first create the assignments, then add those to your modules, rather than creating an External Tool item directly in the module itself.

  1. Add an assignment by clicking Assignments in the left-hand menu of your course and then clicking the + Assignment button.

  1. Give it a descriptive name (e.g. Norton Activity). Set the Points to some non-zero value, such as "10". Set Assignment Group and Display Grade As as you wish

  1. From the Submission Type list, choose External Tool.
  2. Click on the External Tool URL text box.

  1. In the Configure External Tool window, click the tool you created in section a) above (e.g. W. W. Norton).
  2. In the URL field below, enter the URL provided by your Norton representative.
    • If you're using a product homepage, the URL will look like: https://ncia.wwnorton.com/productname-BOOKCODE, where productname is replaced with the name of the Norton tool and BOOKCODE is replaced with the code for the book you are using.
    • If you're adding a direct link to an activity, the URL will look like: https://ncia.wwnorton.com/NNNN, where NNNN is replaced by the Norton digital learning tool activity.
  3. Click the Load in a new tab checkbox.
  4. Click the Select button.
  5. Click Save & Publish so that the assignment will be available to students.

  1. Navigate to the assignment containing the Norton Activity link you just created and click the "Load Norton Activity in a new window" button, which will launch the Norton digital learning tool in a new browser tab.

  1. You'll be prompted to sign in or register. If you have a Norton account, please use the associated email address and password to sign in.*
  • If you do not have a Norton instructor account, please visit the Norton “Instructors Resources” page referenced in “Prerequisites” above, or contact your Norton representative to request one. You'll need to have an instructor account before continuing.

*NOTE: The first time you access a Norton digital learning tool from your course, you'll be prompted to create a new student set, or to copy an existing student set. For instructions on creating and managing student sets, see our Creating and Managing Student Sets page.

  1. Once you’ve logged in with your Norton account, you will land on the Norton product homepage or specific activity for the book you're using (product homepage pictured). You should see a green “Connected to LMS” badge and the new Student Set ID associated with your course in the dropdown menu at right.
  • If you’re using Smartwork5 or ZAPS individual activity links, the “Connected to LMS” notification appears in the user options menu which you will see by clicking your username in the upper-right corner of the activity page.

  1. After signing in, close the tab with the Norton digital learning tool page.

IMPORTANT: In the future, to access any Norton digital learning tool, always use the link from your course, and you will be automatically signed in. You can confirm this by looking for your school email address in the upper right of the Norton tool page:

c) Test tool integration

  1. From your Canvas course, switch to student preview mode (using the Student View button on the Canvas Settings page) or log in to your course with a test student account.

  1. Locate the link to the Norton tool (e.g. Norton Activity) and click it.

  1. The Norton product launch page or specific activity for the book you're using will open in a new browser tab. You will be prompted to sign in because you're opening the tool as a student. However, you can still use your Norton instructor account to sign in.

  1. On the Norton product page, confirm that you see a green badge labeled "Connected to LMS". If instead you see a red "LMS CONNECTION NOT MADE" badge, skip to "Reporting error messages" below.

  • If you’re using Smartwork5 or ZAPS individual activity links, the “Connected to LMS” notification appears in the user options menu which you will see by clicking your username in the upper-right corner of the activity page.

  • If you do not see “Connected to LMS” in the user options menu, skip to “Reporting error messages” below.

  1. If you’ve added a gradable activity (such as InQuizitive, Smartwork5, or ZAPS), click anywhere in the Connected to LMS badge (or the “Connected to LMS” user options menu entry for a Smartwork5 or ZAPS activity page) and an explanatory box will appear over the page.
    • If you see a red "X" next to "Single sign-in" or "Automatic grade transfer," skip to "Reporting error messages" below.
    • If you see a yellow "?" next to "Automatic grade transfer," close the Norton product tab in your browser and reconfirm that you launched the link from your Blackboard course in Student View or are using a student account.
  2. If you did not add a gradable activity (e.g. if you added an ebook), continue to (d) Next steps.

  1. Click on the green checkmark icon next to Automatic grade transfer, then click OK in the confirmation message pop-up window to send a test grade back to your Canvas course.

  1. Confirm that a "Test Successful" message appeared below Automatic Grade Transfer. Click OK in the box to continue.

  1. Switch back to the browser tab with your course and verify the grade of 10% appears for the Norton activity in the student's My Grades page in your LMS.
    • If you did not see a "Test Successful" message, or the grade did not appear in the student's grades, skip to "Reporting error messages" below.
  2. Close the browser tab with the Norton product launch page.

  1. You should now exit student view or log out of the student account. The link is ready for use by your students. See "Next steps," below, for additional instructor suggestions.

d) Next steps

Review Settings

  1. By default, Canvas creates a column in your course gradebook for any gradable Norton tool whenever you create an assignment. Take a moment to review the points and other settings for this assignment by using the Grades link in your course.
    • If you're not using the Norton product launch page, but rather adding multiple tool activities directly to your course, repeat steps 12-21 in section (b) above as needed for each activity's URL. It's not necessary to perform the grade transfer test for each additional link you create

  1. To adjust an assignment’s points and other settings, navigate to link in your course, click the gear icon to the right of the link and select Edit.
  1. Click More Options in the popup window.
  1. Adjust the points and/or other settings accordingly, then click Save

Set GAUs

  1. If you would like to set GAUs for your Norton activities, click the Norton tool link in your course. Then:
    • If you have linked to a Norton product homepage, click [set] next to the activity whose GAU you’d like to set from the list of activities.
    • If you have linked to an individual activity, click your Norton username in the upper-right of the page, then click Activity Settings from the menu/li>

  • If you have linked to an individual SmartWork5 activity, click the “Edit Assignment” button located below the activity’s title.

  1. Click the empty field next to “Grades Accepted Until” and select the desired date from the calendar.

  1. By default, the GAU time is set to 11:59pm of the date you selected. To change the GAU time, click the dropdown menu containing the time and select a new time. Be sure to choose your time zone in the next dropdown menu as well!
  2. Click Save Settings at the bottom of the page when you’re done.

  1. The GAU for this activity is now set and you will receive notifications should a student attempt to submit a grade for this activity after the GAU has lapsed.

For even more tips on configuring Norton digital learning tool links in your course, check out our Instructor Help Notes.

e) Reporting error messages

Copy the text from any error message box and/or take a screenshot and send it to Leonardo Cioglia (lcioglia@wwnorton.com), LMS Integration Specialist, who will contact you to assist with further troubleshooting.