Access and Setup

Canvas - How to add Labster simulations to your course (LTI 1.3)

In this article, you will learn how to add the Labster simulations in your courses. We will provide step-by-step instructions and provide valuable insights on how to effectively customize Labster simulations for your specific courses.


  • The LMS Admin has to register the Labster tool prior to you adding the simulations to your course.

  • You must have either teacher or administrator credentials to be able to edit the course.


If your Labster doesn't look like the following screenshots, then your Institution has opted for a different integration Protocol.

Please check this article instead

Step-by-step instructions

Adding Labster Simulations

  1. Log in as an instructor

  2. Go to the course you would like to add content to

  3. Go to the Assignments section and click +Assignment

  4. Start by naming the Assignment

  5. Assign a number of points to your simulation

  6. Scroll down to the Submission type and choose External Tool

  7. Once you have chosen External Tool, click Find and choose Labster from the preconfigured tools list

  8. Once you click on the tool, a pop-up window will appear within your Canvas course. You can browse our entire catalog (including all the supplementary resources) within this pop-up - click on the name of any simulation to learn more!

  9. Once you've found the simulation you wish to add to your course, simply click on the +Add button.

  10. Remember to click the Select button

  11. After clicking Select, you can set up the assignment settings such as (Submission Attempts, Due Date, and Simulation availability).

  12. Once you have completed the setup, simply click on "Save & Publish" to finalize the process.

Labster Dashboard

  • To maximize the benefits of Labster simulations and gain valuable insights from student grade data, it is highly recommended to integrate the Labster Dashboard into your course navigation. This will allow you to closely monitor and track your students' progress.

    You can enable the Labster Dashboard to be visible in the Course Navigation by following the guidelines below👇

    a) Click on the settings at the bottom of your Course Navigation menu

    b) After that, click on the Navigation section
    c) Scroll down until you find the Labster Dashboard and simply drag and drop it into the visible section of Course Navigation

  • To find out more about Labster Dashboard features click on the button below 👇

Additionally, you can read more about the features and specifications of Labster <> LMS integration here.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our support team if you have any questions or are in need of assistance.