Setting up Nectir on Moodle

Add Nectir onto your Moodle class site

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Written by Vicky Le
Updated over a week ago
  1. Go to your Moodle class page.

  2. Select "Turn editing on".

  3. Select "+ Add an activity or resource".

  4. Select "External tool".

  5. Type the name you want to use, a good option would be "Nectir".

  6. For option "Preconfigured tool" select "Automatic, based on tool URL".

  7. You can create your tool URL by following this link. Your hostname URL should be the URL of your school's Nectir workspace. (ex:

  8. Copy and paste your generated URL into the "Tool URL" field in Moodle.

  9. Select "Show More".

  10. To tie your Moodle account to your Nectir account, we will fetch a Consumer Key and Shared Secret from Nectir.

  11. To get those, go to your school's Nectir workspace (ex:

  12. 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.

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

  14. Type in an Access Token name like "moodle" and select "Add".

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

  16. Press "ok" in Nectir.

  17. Go to your newly created token and copy the "Last token part" (ex: BOKTz6) and paste it into the Shared Secret field in Moodle (excluding the ellipsis).

  18. Now you're done! Select "Save and display" in Moodle and view your auto-created Nectir channel. If you are not logged in, log in and it will create your channel after you have signed in. Your page should look similar to the screenshot below.

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

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