Display edX Content in Canvas Over LTI – Harvard Explains How

Harvard University has explained how content hosted on any Open edX instance –including grades– can be automatically deployed to the Canvas platform using LTI technology.

Phil McGachey, a Harvard engineer who leads this content embedding tool, has posted an overview on GitHub, “Using edX as an LTI Provider”.

To handle edX’s course content and usage id parsing to Canvas, Harvard has built an open-source, custom tool (still alpha):  https://github.com/penzance/edx-in-canvas .

To integrate grading data into Canvas’ gradebook, the LTI launch must be made from the Assignments section in Canvas (or from a module item that points to an assignment) and the edX content must be of a single problem component.