How do I set up the Lucid Education Suite in my course as an instructor?

The Lucid Education Suite includes apps such as Lucidchart and Lucidspark. By default, the Lucid Education Suite is enabled in all Canvas instances hosted in the US.

When accessing Lucid for the first time, you must verify course information and connect your Lucid account to your Canvas account before Lucid can be used in your course. Similarly, students must verify information and connect their Lucid and Canvas accounts before using Lucid in Canvas. 

Notes: 

  • If your Canvas instance is hosted in a non-US region, contact your Customer Success Manager to enable Lucid.
  • When testing the Lucid integration, authenticate or create your own account. You should not test the integration when masquerading as any other user.

Open Lucid

When using Lucid for the first time, either to embed a Lucid document or create a Lucid submission assignment, you must verify information before Lucid can be used in your course.

To access Lucid from Rich Content Editor, click the Lucid icon [1].

Note: To view the Lucid icon, you may have to click the Options icon [2]. If the icon still does not display, Lucid may not be enabled for your institution.

Verify Course Information

When using Lucid for the first time, you must verify information before Lucid can be used in your course.

Review your role [1] and indicate if your course includes users under 13 years of age [2]. Then click the Next button [3].

Connect Lucid to Canvas

After confirmation that users are over the age of 13 or COPPA consent has been given, you can connect your Lucid account to your Canvas account by clicking the Connect button.

Log In to Lucid

If you have an existing Lucid account, click the Log in button to sign in [1]. A new browser tab opens in which you can sign in to your account.

If you do not have a Lucid account, click the Sign up button and follow prompts to sign up for a free Lucid account [2].

Confirm Lucid Connection

After logging in to Lucid, connect your Lucid and Canvas accounts by clicking the Connect to Lucid button.

Note: To view this page after logging in to Lucid, you may need to refresh your Canvas browser tab.

Confirm Lucid Educational Plan

Your Lucid account is upgraded to a free educational plan. To acknowledge, click the Continue button.

Connect Canvas to Lucid

To complete the connection between your Canvas and Lucid accounts, click the Get Started button.

Grant Account Access

Grant Account Access

A new browser tab displays. After reviewing the request for access, click the Grant Access button.

View Lucid in Canvas

Once your Lucid and Canvas accounts are connected, you can view existing Lucid documents [1] and search existing documents [2].

To create a new Lucidchart document or new Lucidspark board, click the Add New button [3].

Learn more about Lucidchart and Lucidspark.