Kami now offers the ability to use Microsoft accounts and OneDrive files for the Canvas Integration, and it's just as simple to use as the Google Drive version. Here's how it works.

Creating a Kami Assignment: Teacher’s Workflow

To get started, if not already done, install the Kami Extension for either Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. You then need to have a Microsoft Account set up and connected to Kami, For more information on doing that, check out the help center article here and either a paid or trial Teacher/School Plan active on that account.

The next step is ensuring the Kami LTI integration is installed either in the course or onto the Canvas Domain for your School, via the instructions available here: Installing Kami’s Canvas LTI Integration.

After that is installed, you can go to Canvas, and navigate to the assignment creation screen. In the Submission Type box, Choose External Tool.

Click Find, then select Kami Assignment.

That will open the file picker and let you select either Google Drive or OneDrive.

Selecting the OneDrive option will open your accounts OneDrive and you can then select the file you wish to use for the assignment.

We have added a new feature to Canvas, "Enable Real-Time" monitoring. If ticked, that will allow you to load the student's "in-progress" file within the Canvas Speed-Grader so can check how they are getting on, and annotate the file if they need extra guidance.

From here, you can enable some of the extra options a Kami assignment allows.

Assessment Mode: When ticked, this limits the students to a single submission for the assignment, and allows you to force the assignment to submit at a specific date/time, and hold back the grades and marking until the entire class is marked, or to return them individually.

Enable Real-Time Monitoring: If ticked, that will allow you to load the student's "in-progress" file within the Canvas Speed-Grader so can check how they are getting on, and annotate the file if they need extra guidance.

Control Features: From here, you can customize the available toolbar for the students for that assignment, such as limiting the available tools, preventing the students from copying and pasting text into the text boxes and comments, and disabling the browser spell check from working on that document.

Once those options are set, you can click "Proceed" to confirm those settings, and then "Select" in the external tool menu to confirm the Tool selection

The Student can then find the Assignment in the Course Assignments tab, Once they open the Assignment and click "Load Kami in a new window" to load the file.

The document will then open in Kami. and they can annotate and complete their assignment using Kami’s various tools and features.

Once they’re finished with their work, they’ll click the "Submit" button to return the work back to Canvas

That file will now be visible to the teacher or show as submitted if "real-time Monitoring was Enabled when the Speed Grader option is selected on the assignment page.

Once you click on the Speed Grader, Canvas will open the grading viewer.

If you have the Kami extension installed, the assignment file will load in a Kami window inside of the Grader.

You can then mark up and add comments/feedback to the student's work. The Annotations will show up on the student's copy automatically.

Once you have marked up the document, you can add a grade and any other comments. That grade and the annotations will be automatically returned to the student.

If you run into any issues with creating, submitting, or grading Assignments in Kami, feel free to reach out via Support@kamiapp.com and we'll be happy to help!

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