How do I set up the Lucid Education Suite in my course as a student?

If enabled by your institution, you can access the Lucid Education Suite apps Lucidchart and Lucidspark. Lucidchart is an intelligent diagramming application that allows you to visualize complex ideas, systems, and processes. Lucidspark is a virtual whiteboard application that enables teams to ideate, design, and build better ideas.

When using Lucid for the first time, you must confirm information about your age and connect your Lucid account to your Canvas account before using Lucid in Canvas.  

Note: If you cannot access Lucid, it may not be enabled for your region or by your institution. Contact your instructor for more information.

Open Rich Content Editor

Open the Rich Content Editor when creating or editing an announcement, assignment, discussion, page, quiz, or syllabus.

Note: The Rich Content Editor supports keyboard shortcuts. To view a window with a list of keyboard navigation shortcuts, click the Keyboard icon or press Alt+F8 (on a PC keyboard) or Option+F8 (on a Mac keyboard) simultaneously on your keyboard.

Open Lucid

When using Lucid for the first time, either to embed a Lucid document or access 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 Role and Age

When accessing Lucid for the first time in Canvas, you must verify information before you can use Lucid in your Canvas account.

Review your role [1] and select if you are over 13 years of age [2]. Then click the Next button [3].

Contact Instructor

If you have confirmed that you are younger than 13, you cannot access Lucid without permission from your institution. For help accessing Lucid, reach out to your instructor.

Connect Lucid to Canvas

If you have confirmed you are over the age of 13 or have received permission to access the app from your institution, 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, your Lucid account name displays [1]. To connect your Lucid account to your Canvas account, click the Connect to Lucid button [2].

To switch to a different Lucid account, click the Switch account button [3].

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 have been 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.