Add Talis Elevate resources via Canvas directly

There are a couple of different ways to add content to your VLE. If your institution has integrated Talis Elevate via the LTI standard, you will be able to add content to your Talis Elevate modules directly from within your Canvas site. This will automatically create a module in Talis Elevate, and will automatically set the start date of the module. To amend this information, please visit and click the cog icon to update the module information with the correct end date, and approximate student numbers. This will affect how your analytics are shown within the module.More information can be found here.

From the modules area of your Canvas site, click on the '+' icon. From the next dialog box, click on the drop-down and select 'external tools' then select 'Talis Elevate'. Please note, this may be called something different depending on your institution.




You will then be able to drag and drop files into this popup box, or select files using your computer's file browser. A separate tab also allows you to add a link to a YouTube resource by using the URL. You will also be able to quickly add resources to this module that you've previously uploaded to other modules, using the search box in the 'Reuse existing resource' tab. 


Once you have selected and uploaded the file, you'll see this processing on the next screen. You'll be able to give the resource a title and a description. Click 'Save' to finish adding the item.


The title and description you've selected display in Talis Elevate when students are accessing the resource as well, so it's recommended you give the resource a clear title, and use the description to outline the activity you are expecting the students to undertake with this resource. 


Once you have done this, the resource will be available to students from within the modules area of Canvas. You'll be able to make use of the native functionality in Canvas, around publishing / unpublishing, and will be able to move the resource around as if this was any other resource in Canvas. The resources will appear with the 'link' icon as shown below: 



The resource will also appear within Canvas itself from a students perspective, so users (staff and students) will not need to exit Canvas to use Talis Elevate. 



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