Observer Access to LTI Tools (Nearpod, Teachermade, etc.)

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I'm working with a Canvas course and I'm curious about the Observer role's access to LTI tools. Currently, observers can view most course content, but I'm wondering if there's a way to restrict their ability to launch external LTI tools like Nearpod or Teachermade.

These tools often contain interactive elements or quizzes that might not be relevant for observers. Ideally, I'd like to find a way to:

  • Prevent observers from clicking and opening LTI tool links altogether.
  • Potentially, display a message informing them they cannot access the tool.

Is there a built-in functionality within Canvas to achieve this, or perhaps a workaround? Any insights or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


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