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Adding OrbitNote For Canvas Through The Canvas App Center

The following instructions show users how to add the OrbitNote app to their Canvas course. 

Note: An Unlimited license for OrbitNote is required to have access to this integration

Log in to your Dashboard and select the course you would like to use OrbitNote with. 

 When in that course, select “Settings” then “Apps” 

External apps window

Search for “OrbitNote”

Search for OrbitNote

Click on “OrbitNote” and then “+ Add App”

Click add app

Once installed, click on “View App Configuration”, next to OrbitNote, you will see a gear icon with a drop down caret. Click on that and select “Edit”

Click on Edit

Enter in the Shared Secret, Launch URL and Domain then click Submit. 

Shared Secret: texthelp_lti_secret 

Launch URL:


Edit app window

Now that OrbitNote is added to the Course, you can add an OrbitNote assignment under Submission Type > External Tool > Find

External Tool option

Scroll down to see OrbitNote Assignment

Scroll to OrbitNote Assignment

When you select OrbitNote Assignment, a file picker will pop up and you can select the PDF you want to add to the assignment. Once you select the PDF the URL should match the submission type. 

Configure external tool

Click Select once the OrbitNote URL appears. 

Enter OrbitNote url

Here is a short video on how to use the LTI. 

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