Canvas and QuaverEd

QuaverEd supports Canvas LTI Single Sign-On (SSO) access to our resources. We support various methods for automated rostering that can be paired with Canvas LTI SSO.

Otherwise, teachers can use student self-enrollment with Canvas LTI SSO to manually manage their rosters in QuaverEd.

Canvas SSO Integration Setup

This section is directed toward IT administrators looking to set up Canvas Single Sign-On (SSO) access to QuaverEd resources for their district.

QuaverEd can be set up as an External App in Canvas to allow Single Sign-On access to QuaverEd resources directly from Canvas via LTI using the instructions below.

Step 1: District requests integration

Your district IT team should contact QuaverEd’s integration team at implementation@quavered.com!

Step 2: QuaverEd configures our system to support your district’s Canvas SSO integration

We’ll need to set things up on our side first. We’ll generate unique keys and secrets for your district, configure your LTI parameters, and more. Once we have everything ready, we’ll provide you with the key, secret, and launch link you need to set up QuaverEd as an External App in Canvas.

Step 3: Set up External App in Canvas

Canvas add app button
  • On the app configuration panel, use the following settings:
    • Configuration Type: Manual Entry
    • Name: QuaverEd
    • Privacy: Public
    • Consumer key, Shared secret, and Launch URL will be provided by our integrations team. They may be specific to your integration and should not be copied from another source.
    • Domain, custom fields, and description may be left blank unless otherwise specified by our integrations team.


Canvas LTI configuration panel

Note that QuaverEd will use the Canvas user’s email address as their unique identifier and key value to roster data by default. If your users do not all have unique email addresses in Canvas, please notify the QuaverEd integrations team during the setup process.

Step 4: Testing

Once you have QuaverEd set up as an External App in your district’s Canvas instance, we’ll proceed to test. Please note that your SSO integration will be set up in a local testing state, so only a limited number of users can come through. Once we confirm everything seems to be working as expected, we’ll go ahead and release it for everyone to use.

Please have a licensed QuaverEd teacher add the External App to their Canvas course and click the link to log into QuaverEd through Canvas to test the integration. They should land on our SSO account provisioning page.

Note: The first time a user logs into Quaver via Canvas, they will go through a one-time account provisioning step. This process allows users who have used Quaver in the past to link their existing Quaver accounts with their Canvas SSO account. This is particularly important for teachers who have registered licenses or customized resources to an existing Quaver account.

Learn more about Quaver’s SSO account provisioning process.

If you are setting up automated rostering with us, when a licensed QuaverEd teacher has successfully logged in through Canvas and reached their QuaverEd account, they should see their rosters activated in QuaverEd.

Step 5: Release

When we have confirmed everything is working as expected, we will release your integration on our end. Teachers can then add the QuaverEd External App to any Canvas course to support SSO from Canvas.

Adding the QuaverEd app to a course

This section is directed toward teachers and students in districts with Canvas SSO integrations with QuaverEd. Please note that your district IT administrator must set up a Canvas SSO integration with QuaverEd, following the instructions above.

1. Sign into your district Canvas account. This is often linked from your district’s website.

Canvas login page

2. Navigate to the course you would like to add QuaverEd to. Then click the “+” icon in one of the modules for that course. (Note: You may have to add a module if none exist)

3. Select “External Tool” from the dropdown menu.

Configuration Type: Manual Entry
Name: QuaverEd
Privacy: Public
Consumer key, Shared secret, and Launch URL will be provided by our integrations team. They may be specific to your integration and should not be copied from another source.
Domain, custom fields, and description may be left blank unless otherwise specified by our integrations team.

4. Select QuaverEd’s app from the list. Also be sure that the “Load in a new tab” option is checked. Finally, click “Add Item” and the QuaverEd app will be accessible to students in your course.

Note: If the QuaverEd app isn’t listed then your district IT will need to add the app for teacher use.

How to Access QuaverEd from Canvas

1. Sign into your district Canvas account. This is often linked from your district’s website.

Canvas login page

2. Find QuaverEd’s app in your course module, then click the QuaverEd app link. If the app is not available, it may need to be added to the course by a teacher.

3. If this is your first time accessing QuaverEd from Canvas, proceed with step 3. Otherwise, you can skip to step 5!

This page is essential! If this is your first time logging into QuaverEd from Canvas, you’ll likely see our Single Sign-On account provisioning page.

If you have created a QuaverEd account before, click Link existing QuaverEd Account. This will allow you to link your Canvas account to your existing QuaverEd account.

If you do not have a QuaverEd account, click Create new QuaverEd Account. If you click Create new QuaverEd Account on this page, skip to step 5!

4. Enter your QuaverEd Username and password and click LOGIN to link your Canvas account to your existing QuaverEd account.

If you have never created a QuaverEd account before, click Go Back and select Create new QuaverEd Account on step

5. Depending on the type of account you’re using, you will land at one of the following places:

Teacher Dashboard

If a teacher lands on their Teacher Dashboard, this will indicate that the teacher has successfully linked their QuaverEd teacher account with Canvas.

Student Dashboard

If a student lands on their Student Dashboard, this will indicate that the student has successfully linked their QuaverEd student account with Canvas.