To embed activities like Nearpod, begin by navigating to your Canvas course. Within your Canvas course, select modules and locate the module that you would like to add the Nearpod activity to, and select the + button.
A popup will appear, add an assignment, create a title, and choose the indentation. Select Add Item after completing naming the assignment.
Your new assignment will appear unpublished in the module you chose. Click on the new item to begin editing.
Click Edit on the assignment and begin adding content to the activity. You can use the rich text editor to add instructions to the assignment. Fill in the total amount of points a student can earn on the assignment, and select the Submission Type.
To embed the Nearpod, you want to select External Tool and click Find.
A popup will appear for you to select Nearpod.
If you have not linked your Nearpod account to Canvas, another popup will appear asking you link your Nearpod account. Click, Yes I Understand.
Click sign in with Google or your username and password and link your account. Once it is linked, your Nearpod dashboard will appear in the popup window.
Within that popup, navigate to the Nearpod lesson that you want to embed and decide if it will be a live lesson or student-paced.
Once you have selected your option, the configure external tool popup will reappear and you will click Select.
Complete all edits of your assignment by selecting the allowed attempts and the due date then click Save. If you are ready to publish, click Save and Publish.
A preview of your assignment will appear to allow you to see that it has embedded correctly.