FAQ: Office 365

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How do I gain access to the Office 365 Integration?

If you are a Canvas school located in the Americas, Canvas administrators can generate a key/secret to install the tool in the Edu App Center. You can also use the XML URL found in the listing.


For Canvas schools serviced in other regions worldwide please contact your Canvas Customer Success Manager (CSM) for a region specific key/secret and configuration XML url.


What features are included in the Office 365 Integration?

  1. Authentication: Canvas users can use the Office 365 ID to sign into both Canvas and Office 365.

  2. Link to a document: Instructors can easily create and add course materials, quizzes, and collaborative documents from their OneDrive folders to their courses modules.

  3. Assignments: Instructors can create cloud (live) assignments for students to submit without downloading a document. Instructors can grade them in SpeedGrader like any other Canvas assignment.

  4. Collaborations: Students can work together on Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents.


What features are not included in the Office 365 Integration?

The Microsoft integration officially supports Microsoft OneDrive in Canvas. However, Microsoft maintains add-ins for additional products, such as OneNote. These add-ins are not managed or maintained by Canvas. Documentation can be found as part of Microsoft's support website.


What should I know about the Office 365 Integration?

  • If a user is not able to view a file, check the document viewing permissions to ensure that user has the permission to view that document

  • If a user is not able to view a file, check to ensure they are signed into the correct Microsoft account.

  • If a user is not able to view a file, check with your institution’s Microsoft Admin. The settings for your Microsoft account may prevent sharing documents outside your domain.

  • Even with SSO for Microsoft, users will still need to log into the Microsoft LTI application

  • Other Microsoft limitations are listed in the Canvas Release: Microsoft Office 365 LTI


Are there any known behaviors in the Office 365 Integration?

Please see the Canvas Release: Microsoft Office 365 LTI document for updated behaviors regarding the Office 365 integration.


How do I install the Microsoft Teams Meetings integration?

Please see the Microsoft Teams Meetings in Canvas document for more information on installation and usage of this integration.

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