LTI External tool user navigation placement

Idea created by Ard Kosters on Feb 16, 2018
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    Problem:

    When adding an LTI external tool using XML (according the documentation here: https://canvas.instructure.com/doc/api/file.tools_xml.html), 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>

        </lticm:options>

     

    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.

     

    Proposal:

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

     

    external_tools

    lti placement

    placements

    lti configuration

    lti

    user navigation

    Georges de Koning

    Mike van de Steeg

    Benelux Canvas Group