There are two ways to use Canvas with Clever:
- Districts can set up single sign-on (SSO) with Canvas as an Identity Provider, meaning users will sign into Clever with their Canvas credentials.
- Districts add Canvas as a single sign-on (SSO) link in the Clever portal.
Setting up Canvas as an identity provider (IDP)
To use single sign-on (SSO) with Canvas, navigate to the SSO settings page of your district dashboard. In the top right corner, click the "Add Login Method" button. From there select Canvas Authentication and input your Canvas instance URL. (If you run into any issues with this, put in a request to Clever Support) A connection will be set up to match Canvas fields against Clever fields to authenticate users. Here are the default matches:
Canvas field - [Clever fields]
email -> [email]
login_id -> [email, credentials.district_username]
sis_user_id -> [sis_id]
unique_id -> [email, credentials.district_username, sis_id, student_number]
If these default matches do not work for your district, please let us know in your support request.
Setting up Canvas as a single sign-on (SSO) link
In order to enable Canvas as a single sign-on (SSO) link, please complete the following steps.
1. Set up Canvas to accept Clever Logins
In Canvas, navigate to Admin > Authentication, then click "Choose an Authentication Provider", and add Clever. There, you can enter your Clever District ID, choose a Login Attribute, and click Save.
To find out what your Clever District ID is, please reach out to Clever Support.
2. Test a login into Canvas
Confirm that users are able to log in to your district's instance URL. Please navigate to https://<your domain>.instructure.com/login/clever and confirm that a student and teacher can log in to Canvas using Clever.
Once these two steps are completed, reach out to Clever Support, and we can able to enable the Canvas icon on your Clever portal.