How Do I Setup and Use the Canvas Integration?

Here is how to set up and get the most out of your integration with Canvas and Accredible.

Benefits of the Canvas > Accredible Integration

It's easy to integrate Accredible with your Canvas LMS instance. You can find our 'eduappcenter' app page here:

Our integration with Canvas LMS will:

  • Let you add an item to any module where Canvas Students can receive and view their badge or certificate.
  • Teachers within a course may click the item within a module to update the badge or certificate settings.
  • Add a Placement for students within their profile to click on the link and automatically be authorized to view and update their certificates and badges.
  • Automatically sync your Canvas course information when the item has been added with Accredible.
  • Automatically create certificates or badges when a student clicks the item within a module.

Setting up the Canvas > Accredible Integration

During installation, you'll be switching between your Canvas LMS instance and the Accredible Integrations page.

The App Installation

  1. In Canvas, under the menu on the left sidebar, the site administrator can select 'Admin' and then the account they would like to use.
  2. Click 'Settings' in the left menu and then select the 'Apps' tab at the top.
  3. When in the app center, the site administrator can search for the Accredible external application in the search bar on the right side.
  4. Clicking on the application selects it and gives the option to add the tool to the Canvas apps center. Click '+ Add App'.
  5. Visit to find your consumer key and shared secret from Accredible. Input these into the form. Name the app ‘Accredible.’
  6. Go to and enter your Canvas Instance URL into the URL field at the bottom of the form.

Adding Each Credential

  1. Go to a course within Canvas where you'd like to add the certificate or badge item.
  2. Click '+' in modules to add a new item to the module and select 'External Tool' from the drop-down menu. Click 'Accredible' and press 'Add Item.' If you are using the EU Accredible Server, contact your account manager or for assistance with connecting to this particular server.
  3. Click the new item in the course, and you'll see a menu. Select Manage Certificate Design or Manage Badge Design to choose which design you'd like to use.
  4. Make sure you name the Group in Accredible to give your badge or certificate a name.

Completion Criteria

You can define completion criteria for a certificate or badge by changing your course module settings in Canvas. The Accredible item you add is only accessible to students who complete the required steps.

Important Notes:

  • Please make sure you add teachers and other Canvas admins via their email address to the Accredible account you connect. Otherwise, we won’t be able to give teachers access to edit and update credentials.
  • You’ll need to create or select a certificate or badge design before sending a credential for a course.
  • Credentials will be unapproved when the data is first transferred to Accredible because we don't have a certificate design or badge design for the groups that Canvas created. Once you've assigned a design to a group, new credentials will be automatically published.

The Canvas Student Experience


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