Most courses delivered through the GMetrix platform can also be accessed through the Canvas LMS by importing one of the available Common Cartridge files. If you have not yet downloaded the course cartridge through the GMetrix Administrator Portal you can view instructions for how to do so here.

Once you have downloaded the Common Cartridge files you can follow the steps below to import the file into Canvas.

1. Open Settings

    Open Settings

    In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

2. Import Content into Course

    Import Content into Course

3. Click the Import Course Content link.

    Select Content Type

    Select Content Type

4. In the Content Type drop-down menu, select the Common Cartridge 1.x Package option.

    Choose File

    Choose File

5. Find and click the Common Cartridge ZIP or IMSCC file you want to import [1]. Then click the     Open button [2].

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6. Select Question Bank

    Select Question Bank

7. In the Default Question bank drop-down menu, select the Question bank you want to use for your     question bank from Common Cartridge.

    Create Question Bank

    Create Question Bank

8. If you do not have a question bank you want to use, you can create a new question bank. In the         drop-down menu, select the Create new question bank option.

    Select Migration Content

    Select Migration Content

9. To import all content from the course, select the All Content radio button [1].

    If you want to select specific content, click the Select specific content radio button [2].

Note: If you select the specific content option, you are required to select the content you want to import after you     review the remaining page options. After you start importing the content, the

import selection cannot be canceled.

10. Overwrite Assessment Content

    Overwrite Assessment Content

To overwrite the assessment content with matching IDs, click the Overwrite assessment content with match IDs checkbox. If you are importing a course that you have already previously imported it is recommended that you select this option to avoid having duplicate resources created.

11. Adjust Events and Due Dates

    Adjust Events and Due Dates

If you want to adjust the due dates associated with the course events and assignments, click the Adjust events and due dates checkbox.

12. View Content Import Warning Message

View Content Import Warning Message

When importing content, a message displays explaining that importing the same course content or export package more than once overwrites any existing content in the course.

13. Import Course

Import Course

Click the Import button [1].

A progress indicator displays the upload status by percentage [2].

14. View Current Jobs

View Current Jobs

The Current Jobs section displays the status of your import. Running reports display a progress bar indicating the time remaining to complete the import [1].

If you chose to select specific content in your course, the current job will show as Waiting for Select [2], which means you must select the content you want to import.

The import may also display other status indicators as part of the import process. Learn more about course import statuses

View the content from any completed imports by accessing any link in Course Navigation

15. Configure Security Parameters

If you opted not to include your consumer key and secret during the cartridge generation process, you will receive an Issue message after the import job is complete indicating that the security parameters for the tool needs to be set.

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This means you will need to configure your consumer key and secret before resources from the course will launch correctly. To do so, navigate to the Apps tab in the Settings menu and then select View App Configurations.

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Locate the course you imported under the External Apps section and select Edit. In the example below, the course imported was LearnKey’s Illustrator 2021 course.

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You will need to obtain your Consumer Key and Shared Secret from the LTI resources page in the GMetrix Administrator Portal. Consult this article for more information on how to obtain your key and secret. Note that by default, the value for Consumer Key will be “fake” and the value for Shared Secret will be “[Unchanged]”.

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