Setting up Nectir on Canvas

Add Nectir onto your Canvas class site

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Written by Vicky Le
Updated over a week ago

Does your school license Nectir? Follow this article instead for a faster integration.

Integrating Nectir onto Canvas makes it easier for students to access their classroom community and connect with each other, right inside of the LMS.

  1. Go to your Canvas class page.

  2. Visit Settings > Apps > Search for "Nectir".

  3. Select Nectir, and click "Add App".

  4. Now you need your Consumer Key and your Shared Secret . To get those, go to your school's Nectir workspace ( and log in.

  5. Click your profile icon on the top left of the workspace and select "My Account". If you haven't created an account yet, register a new account, verify your email, and come back to this step.

  6. Select "Personal Access Tokens" on the left sidebar.

  7. Type in an Access Token name like "canvas" and select "Add".

  8. Copy the text in "Your user Id" and paste it into the Consumer Key field in Canvas.

  9. Press "ok" in Nectir.

  10. Go to your newly created token and copy the "Last token part" and paste it into the Shared Secret field in Canvas (excluding the ellipsis).

  11. In Canvas, fill in your Nectir hostname URL as Your fields should look similar to this, with your custom created Consumer Key, Shared Secret, and hostname URL.

  12. Click "Add App".

  13. Click "View App Configurations"

  14. Select the gear button next to the Nectir app and select "Edit"

  15. Make sure to add orgId to the custom fields with your organizations ID (e.g. UC Santa Barbara would be orgId=ucsb)

  16. Click "Submit". Now reload the page, and make sure to click the Nectir link on your sidebar to double check the integration is successful. Your page should look similar to the screenshot below.

Having issues? Direct message @VickyNectir in your Nectir community for support.

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