How do I upgrade from the Legacy Canvas LTI to the Canvas Credentials LTI?

For a streamlined and cohesive user experience, upgrade to the Canvas Credentials LTI from the Canvas Legacy LTI.

Upgrade Course

If you are using the legacy Canvas Credentials LTI, a banner displays to upgrade to the upgraded Canvas Credentials LTI in Canvas.

To upgrade to the Canvas Credentials LTI, click the Upgrade course button. Clicking the button automatically upgrades your course and keeps all badges and earning criteria aligned with their modules.

Refresh Page

To launch the upgraded Canvas Credentials LTI, refresh the page.

Adjust Setup Details

Adjust Setup Details

Once your course has been upgraded, in the Group drop-down menu [1], click the Setup link to make adjustments to badges, staff, and learners [2].

Troubleshoot Upgrading Error

If you encounter an error after clicking the Upgrade Course button, it is most likely that the developer keys for Canvas Credentials need to be turned on. You need a Canvas Admin to adjust the developer key settings.

In Account Navigation, click the Developer Keys link [1]. To view inherited keys, click the Inherited tab [2].

Scroll through the list and ensure that the Canvas Credentials API key toggle is set to ON as well as the key for the regional Canvas Credentials server you are planning to connect to (US, EU, CA, or AU) [3]. 

Note: If you cannot locate the Canvas Credentials developer keys, you may need to click the Show all keys button at the bottom of the list.

If you are a Canvas Admin and do not wish for teachers to upgrade to Canvas Credentials in your organization, you can contact us at to lock the legacy LTI on your instance. Only Canvas Admins can make this request.