Setting up a Cadmus link in the LMS

Learn how to set up a Cadmus link from your subject's LMS site

To begin using Cadmus, you’ll need to set up an assessment link in your Learning Management System's (LMS) unit page. Follow the steps for your relevant LMS:

You can even use our sample assessment descriptions during setup.

Blackboard

If you use Blackboard as your Learning Management System, follow these instructions to get started with Cadmus. 

To create a new assessment link

  1. Open your subject’s page in Blackboard and ensure Edit Mode is on.
  2. Navigate to the content area where you’d like students to access your Cadmus task (we recommend the Assessment section).
  3. From the Assessment dropdown menu, select Cadmus Assignment.
    (Can't see Cadmus Assignment in the dropdown? You may need to enable Cadmus in Blackboard)
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  4. Add a Name for the assessment.
  5. Add a Description for the assessment. You can use our sample description, which gives students a quick introduction to Cadmus. 
    • NOTE: You don’t need to set a due date here. You will set this inside Cadmus.
  6. In the Grading section:
    • select Yes for Enable evaluations (this allows grades in Cadmus to be pulled through to Grade Centre automatically)
    • set Points Possible to the available marks for the assessment.
      Please don't set this to 0 — student grades will not pull through from Cadmus correctly 😬
    • check No for Visible to students. This will hide grades from students in My Grades. You can always change this setting once you’re ready to release grades.
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  7. In the Options section, set Permit users to view this content, depending on whether or not you want to hide the Cadmus link from students.
  8. Click Submit.
  9. You've just created a new Cadmus assessment. Click on the Cadmus link to go to the Cadmus Teacher Environment, where you will set your assessment requirements and write the instructions

 

Canvas

If you use Canvas as your Learning Management System, follow these instructions to get started with Cadmus. 

To create a new assessment link

  1. Open your subject’s Canvas site and navigate to the Assignments section using the left-hand-side menu.
  2. Click the + Assignment button.
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  3. Add a Name for the assessment.
  4. Add a Description. You can use our sample description, which gives students a quick introduction to Cadmus. 
  5. Under Points specify how many marks the assessment is worth.
    Please don't set this to 0 — student grades will not pull through from Cadmus correctly. 😬
  6. Specify which Assignment Group you would like the Cadmus assessment to be included in.
  7. In the Submission Type section, select External Tool from the dropdown menu.
  8. Click Find.
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  9. In the Configure External Tool pop-up, select Cadmus.
  10. Click Save to finish setting up your link.
  11. You've just created a new Cadmus assessment. Click on the Cadmus link to go to the Cadmus Teacher Environment, where you will set your assessment requirements and write the instructions.

 

Moodle

If you use Moodle as your Learning Management System, follow these instructions to get started with Cadmus. 

To create a new assessment link

  1. Open your subject’s page in Moodle and ensure Edit Mode is on.
  2. Navigate to the area where you’d like students to access the Cadmus assessment (we recommend an Assessment section).
  3. Click Add an activity or resource.
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  4. Select External tool.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Add an Activity name for the assessment.
  7. From the Preconfigured tool dropdown, select Cadmus.
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  8. Click Show more.
  9. Add an Activity Description. You can use our sample description, which gives students a quick introduction to Cadmus. 
  10. Select Display description on course page.
  11. In the Grade section, specify the Maximum Grade.
    Please don't set this to 0 — student grades will not pull through from Cadmus correctly. 😬
  12. Click Save and return to course.
  13. You've just created a new Cadmus assessment. Click on the Cadmus link to go to the Cadmus Teacher Environment, where you will set your assessment requirements and write the instructions.

 

D2L

If you use D2L as your Learning Management System, follow these instructions to get started with Cadmus. 

To create a new assessment link

  1. From your subject's D2L site, navigate to the Resources section.
  2. Find the module where you would like students to access the Cadmus assessment (we recommend an Assessment section).
  3. Click on the Existing Activities dropdown, and select Additional Applications.
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  4. From the Add Activity pop-up, select Cadmus Assignment.
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  5. Next to the link created, click the down caret, and select Edit Properties In-place.
  6. Edit the name for the assessment.
  7. Click Add a description to enter a brief description of the task. You can use our sample description, which gives students a quick introduction to Cadmus. 
  8. Click Update to save your changes.
  9. You've just created a new Cadmus assessment. Click on the Cadmus link to go to the Cadmus Teacher Environment, where you will set your assessment requirements and write the instructions.