Has anyone had any experience/issues with the Canvas/Newsela integration? We have recently purchased Newsela Pro. We have found the integration problematic. There are two issues which are problematic:
Newsela says they have engineers looking into the issues, but I wondered if anyone else has tried the integration and found any solutions.
@cgurysh - I'm reading your post with great interest, as we are in the early planning stages of setting up the Newsela integration for our middle school. Have you gotten anywhere with fixing the problems you outlined on November 1st?
No, the problems have not been fixed yet. Newsela told me that they did not have a timeline on when the issues would be resolved. We have kept the integration in place and teachers are working around the short-comings in hopes that it pays off in the end!
Hi @cgurysh We are in year 2 with Newsela Pro and Canvas. Last year we had it integrated into Canvas and it worked well. This year we are trying their new LTI. Teachers roster students in Newsela through Canavs, we have Clever turned off. A teacher has to have the course published and leave it published.
Students access Newsela through their Canvas course. They click on a link on the left navigation. Like you stated, the grade is not passed through, Newsela said this is because Canvas does not store grade level data. A teacher would have to manually choose the grade.
We did have Newsela open inside Canvas last year, but we not with our new LTI it does not. I am searching for how I got it to work last year.
Love to chat with you more about the workflow.
Thanks for the update. We actually ended our paid version of Newsela so we are no longer using the integration. Best of luck to you.
Mrs. Cara Gurysh
Media and Technology Integrator
Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Pennridge School District
215-453-6944 ext 113070
Hi everyone, not sure who is still asking about Newsela Canvas Integration but I wanted to share more about what we are working on.
We have Newsela opening up in Canvas, Students use SSO through Canvas, clever is turned off for both Canvas and Newsela.
Use this link to get started with LTI - Ways to Create Accounts – Newsela | Support Center ( under Canvas tab) #newsela #LTI
Hello everyone. I am also interested in Newsela LTI integration. I have gone to the support page and filled out their form twice. I have also emailed and made a request for an integration phone call. It has been 2 weeks and no one has called or replied to my emails to schedule a call. How long should this take? We have a Pro account and it would seem that we should have better service than this. <sigh> Also, it is super frustrating that there is no phone number to call. Again, for $5k a year, I should be able to call someone.
I would like to contact you from time to time if that is ok. We are in year one of integrating Newsela through Canvas.