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:property name="text">Tool Name</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:
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😞
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?
Benelux Canvas Group
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.
This is a fantastic idea that would be extremely helpful - it is strange that those two menus are not the same. We recently figured out a way to inject a mnu item there that you can see at:
That thread describes how we setup the Kaltura "My Media" link to show up in that menu. However, given that it is a hack it would be much better to have a standard way of injecting a link there. Just recently Canvas updated some CSS that broke the hack for example.
For reference, here are some other links I tracked down that also discussed the issue or attempted to provide solutions:
Hopefully this gets some more traction!
Here at Sussex University, we would find this fix very useful as well.
Hi @a_kosters thanks for posting this. This is exactly what I need. I have a new Appointment Manager LTI that I am testing and I am having the same issue with it taking several steps to get to the App.
And this went live on the 14th of August: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-17373-canvas-release-notes-2019-08-17#jive_content_id_Globa...
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