What is Canvas?

Canvas is a web-based Learning Management System (LMS) with a variety of customisable:

  • course and assessment creation
  • course and assessment management tools
  • course, assessment and user analytics and statistics
  • and internal communication tools

Version supported

As a web-based platform, Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Limux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser.

Learn More on Supported Browsers and how to check if your browser is up to date.

Why Canvas?

  • Cloud based
  • Integrates with Wisenet LRM
  • Use anytime, anywhere, on any device
  • Easy to learn and use
  • Customisable

 How to get started?


Set Up and Configure

If you haven’t already you should start by setting up and configuring your Canvas LMS. You will need to be a Canvas Admin to be able to access configuration settings and other admin tools.

Canvas has a number of resources to help you get started with your Admin account. Learn More: Getting Started Tutorials for Canvas Admin.


Please note that Wisenet is NOT responsible for your Canvas content, however we can provide guidance with some best practices for setting up Courses in Canvas.


Integrate Canvas with Wisenet

Our Elearning Integration allows you to link Wisenet LRM to Canvas in order to simplify managing Elearning UsersEnrolments, Groups and Grades. There are a number of set up processes. Please follow each step thoroughly.


Set Up Canvas Connected App

This step is within the Connected Apps section of Wisenet and it should be a one time process. It is important to follow the steps comprehensively to establish a two-way integration to sync Elearning Courses, Elearning Enrolments and Grades.

How to Set Up Canvas Connected App


Set Up Elearning Enrolments Rules

Elearning Enrolment Rules are set against Course Enrolments and Unit Enrolments.  You will use the rules to automate the Elearning enrolment process. For example, you can set rules around enabling Elearning access with reference to Course Enrolment or Unit Enrolment Start and End Date.

How to Set Up Elearning Enrolment Rules in Wisenet


Link Elearning Courses to Wisenet Course Offers

With the help of the WebHooks plugin installed in your LMS, you will be able to:

  1. Retrieved Courses from your LMS and link them to their respective Course Offers in Wisenet
  2. Sync changes that occurs in your LMS Courses to auto-update in your Wisenet Course Offers, such as: Course Name, Course Start and End Dates

How to Link Elearning Courses to Wisenet Course Offers


Add, Edit or Delete Elearning Enrolments in Wisenet

Once Elearning Courses have been linked to Wisenet Course Offers and Unit Offers you can then manage the Elearning Enrolments. Elearning Enrolments can be managed from either

  1. Course Offer > Elearning > Enrolments
  2. Learner > Learner Access > Elearning

Here you can add, edit, delete or resync Elearning Enrolments.

How to Add, Edit, Delete Elearning Enrolments


Set Up Auto Grade (For Premium Edition only)

LRM Owners can define multiple Auto Grade Rules and configure conditions to automatically update certain Unit Enrolment fields when a grade is submitted to Wisenet from Canvas. The Unit Enrolment field called ‘Final’ will be automatically set to the received grade value.

  1. Learn More about Auto Grade
  2. Set Up Auto Grade Rules
  3. Link Auto Grade Rules to Unit Offers
  4. Set Up Assignments in Canvas for Auto Grade
  5. Monitor and Process Grade Activities in Wisenet

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