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GideonWilliams
Adventurer II

Embedding iframes

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You may have heard of Russel Tarr. He devises the resources for and manages the FREE website Classtools.net . He is one of the most gifted and generous teachers I know. His resources are highly original and hugely effective for supporting teaching and learning.

Russel allows you to create resources and then embed them via an iframe code.

We have tried with little success to have them appear on Canvas and I think the issue is because the coding links to a site which is http and not https.

Here is an example of the code:

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Can anyone help out with this issue. I would be HUGELY Frustrated if this is what is blocking further progress. I am not sure why it is not being allowed.

Thanks

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clong
Learner II

Hi  @GideonWilliams ​ looks like Classtools.net has some pretty cool tools :smileycool:, thanks for a new discovery (for me at least).

I have some good news to share with you....

I tried embedding an iframe from classtools.net and simply changed the http to https and it appears to work just fine in Chrome, Firefox and Safari. So Russell must have gotten a https certificate for his site recently. Smiley HappySmiley Happy

Want to see it in action? Check out my Canvas course page with the name picker embedded into it and the code I used is pasted below. Hope this helps!

<iframe src="https://www.classtools.net/random-name-picker/43_miCj6X" style="position:relative;top:0;left:0;width:675px;height:600px;overflow:none;border:none"></iframe>

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kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

 @GideonWilliams ​, I'm not going to be much help other than agreeing that the issue might have to do with the http rather than https. Yet to help, I'm going to share this with the Instructional Designers​ and Canvas Developers​ groups in the Community.

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

 @GideonWilliams ​, it's a browser thing (see External or "insecure" content: Strategies for helping students cope). When I allowed the content using the http: protocol the embed looks great:

classtools-insecure-embed.png

Then I tried simply adding the "s" to the "http" but, unfortunately, it appears that the classtools.net site doesn't support the https: protocol:

classtools-https-embed.png

You are sooooo clever and your powers of finding things on Canvas are awesome!

I also put in something on the designing your Creating an Inviting Course Homepage discussion you set up. Tried to send it directly to you via Community but could not work it out. Last comment...

bcrook
Community Advocate
Community Advocate

On OSX, I can embed and view this successfully using Safari!  But we because of the insecure content issue that stefaniesanders mentioned above, it does not work in Chrome. 

Sharing a problem is always helpful Kona!

Thanks for adding those beautiful examples to the Creating an inviting course home page blog,  @GideonWilliams ​! (By the way, I don't think people in the Community who aren't following one another can send messages--and for the most part, I only follow groups and spaces, not people. My Inbox is always chock full as it is!) Smiley Happy

clong
Learner II

Hi  @GideonWilliams ​ looks like Classtools.net has some pretty cool tools :smileycool:, thanks for a new discovery (for me at least).

I have some good news to share with you....

I tried embedding an iframe from classtools.net and simply changed the http to https and it appears to work just fine in Chrome, Firefox and Safari. So Russell must have gotten a https certificate for his site recently. Smiley HappySmiley Happy

Want to see it in action? Check out my Canvas course page with the name picker embedded into it and the code I used is pasted below. Hope this helps!

<iframe src="https://www.classtools.net/random-name-picker/43_miCj6X" style="position:relative;top:0;left:0;width:675px;height:600px;overflow:none;border:none"></iframe>

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This is brilliant news. I spoke to Russell a while back and he was looking at the issue but did not hear anything back.

Looking forward to using it and thanks for the mention.

Gid

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