Access and Setup

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


  • 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.

Note: if you do not have Labster installed as an external tool, please ask your LMS administrator to contact your Labster Customer Success Manager!

Step-by-step instructions

  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 you have added the simulation, you will be able to use Canvas settings to set up everything else for your Labster assignment (Simulation points, Due Date, Launch container, etc.)

  12. After you've set up everything, don't forget to publish the simulation so your students can access it

Labster Dashboard

  • You also need to add the Labster Dashboard to your course to be able to follow your students' progress more closely.

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

  • 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.