The goal of the edX as an LTI Provider project, aka the HarvardX Hybrid, was to include edX content in a Canvas course. The results were initially piloted in fall 2015 with courses at HKS, FAS, and Harvard Chan. Though the scope of initial pilots has been modest, it is now possible to include course materials from a HarvardX course (from one item to a full course and anywhere in between) into modules in a Canvas site.

As in fall 2015, the pilot courses for spring 2016 will be supported through a partnership between HUIT, HarvardX, and school support. The school academic support teams have the expertise and resources to provide instructional design and pedagogical support for the courses and faculty.

To see a demo of the integration as a learner, visit https://canvas.harvard.edu/courses/8498, courtesy of Professor Dan Levy's team at HKS who used these modules in fall 2015.

How does this work?

Watch a demo of how to integrate edX content into Canvas at http://screencast.com/t/6wMseMqE We will be working with a sample Canvas course that has an integration set-up with certain edX courses. After watching this video, you should be able to use the tool to preview and select material from an edX course and add it to Canvas.

To add edX content to Canvas:

  1. Go to your Canvas course.

  2. Click Add edX Content.

  3. Choose the edX course from the dropdown menu.

  4. Drag and drop the edX course content to the Canvas module on the right where you would like the content. If you like, you can click on the magnifying glass to preview.

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