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Removing Harmonize Discussion Item from Course Navigation (Canvas)

by Harmonize Support, on Jan 13, 2021 4:00:14 PM

In a standard installation of Harmonize in Canvas, a course navigation item labeled "Harmonize Discussion" is automatically added that provides access to non-assignment discussions.  To prevent this navigation item from being added or to hide the navigation by default, follow the steps below.

Option #1: Remove Navigation Item Entirely

  1. Go to the location where you installed Harmonize (either a sub-account or a course) and navigate to Settings -> Apps
  2. On the External Apps page, click View App ConfigurationsCourse Settings External Apps View App Configurations Button
  3. Find Harmonize in the list, click the gear icon and click PlacementsApp Configurations Edit Placements
  4. In the dialog that appears, click on Course Navigation so the checkmark changes to an XApp Placements Dialog Course Navigation Inactive
  5. Click Close

Option #2: Hide Navigation Item by Default

  1. In a new browser tab or window, go to the Config URL you received when accessing your Harmonize key and shared secret.
  2. The Config URL will display the configuration XML on the page.  Copy this XML and paste into a text editor.
  3. Add the following XML directly below the line <lticm:options name="course_navigation">
    1. <lticm:property name="default">disabled</lticm:property>
  4. Navigate to the admin area of your Canvas instance or sub-account and click on Settings
  5. Click on the Apps Tab
  6. Click View App Configurations button
  7. On the External Apps page, if Harmonize is already installed, find the app listing, click the gear icon and click DeleteHarmonize Discussion Gear Icon Delete
  8. Click on the +App buttonadding-harmonise-to-a-course-1
  9. Change the Configuration Type from be Paste XML
    PasteXML
    1. Name:  Harmonize
    2. Consumer Key:  Enter your consumer key
    3. Shared Secret:  Enter your shared secret
    4. XML Configuration: Copy the XML from your text editor and paste here
  10. Click Submit
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