LTI External tool user navigation placement

Idea created by Ard Kosters on Feb 16, 2018
    This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas



    When adding an LTI external tool using XML (according the documentation here:, you have the option of adding an placement at "User Navigation" level:


        <lticm:options name="user_navigation">

          <lticm:property name="text">Tool Name</lticm:property>

          <lticm:property name="enabled">true</lticm:property>



    When checking the user navigation (click on "Account" picture/avatar), you get to see a list of links, without seeing the added external LTI tool:

    User Navigation 1

    But once you click on any of those items (for instance “Profile”), you finally do get to see that External LTI tool (see MyTime Table):

    User Navigation 2

    This is quite hidden & unlogic for students, as they need to click first through the "first" user navigation list, in order to reach the "second" user navigation list.



    Can External LTI Tools, when added to the "User Navigation", also be added at the "first" User Navigation list?



    lti placement


    lti configuration


    user navigation

    Georges de Koning

    Mike van de Steeg

    Benelux Canvas Group


    Comments from Instructure


    For more information, please read through the Canvas Release Notes (2019-08-17)


    Because of the current transition in release processes, this change was deployed on 2019-08-14.