Map Canvas courses to Taskstream DRF requirements

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About the integration of Taskstream with Canvas

  • Taskstream is only available to students enrolled in the Schools of Education on the IUPUI, South Bend, and Southeast campuses.
  • If you receive a message indicating that your account has expired when you attempt to log in, contact the Taskstream Coordinator for your campus. If you are currently enrolled at IU and covered under the current license agreement with Taskstream, your account will be reactivated.

If your program uses a Taskstream Directed Response Folio (DRF) to collect student artifacts, the deep integration between Taskstream and Canvas provides the following features:

  • Ability to map specific Canvas course sites to one or more requirements in one or more DRF programs.
  • For courses mapped to DRF requirements, automatic enrollment of Canvas students and teachers in the associated DRF program. Students are enrolled as authors and teachers are enrolled as evaluators.
  • For courses mapped to DRF requirements, auto-generation of Taskstream groups for each linked course, pairing teacher-evaluators with the students in the class(es).
  • Ability for Canvas teachers to create Taskstream DRF assignments, which students can view and submit without leaving Canvas.
  • Ability for Canvas teachers to seamlessly evaluate Taskstream DRF assignments and send grades back to the Canvas Gradebook.
To enable the deep integration between a Taskstream DRF program and Canvas, you must be the owner of the program or a manager with the "program setup" permission.

Get started

Before you can map Canvas courses to requirements in your DRF program, the Taskstream administrator must enable the Canvas integration for your program. To request that the integration be enabled, send email to In your message, include the exact name of your DRF program(s) and indicate that you would like to have the Canvas data integration enabled.

Map courses to DRF program requirements

Once the Canvas integration has been enabled for your DRF program, you can begin mapping courses to DRF requirements. Mapping a Canvas course to a requirement makes it possible to create a Taskstream assignment in the course.

To map your Canvas course to a DRF requirement:

  1. Log into Taskstream. For instructions for logging in with various account types, see Log into Taskstream.
  2. From the Taskstream navigation menu, click TS Coordinator.
  3. From the "DRF (Directed Response Folio) Assessment System" panel at the top of the page, click DRF Programs.
  4. Locate your program on the DRF program page, and to the right of your program title, click Edit.
  5. From the tabbed menu in the "Edit" view for your program, click DRF Template.
  6. From the group of orange buttons above the table representing the DRF structure, click LMS Mapping.
  7. Wait 5-10 seconds for the "LMS Mapping" screen to load.
  8. In the search box at the upper right, type the section number (the section number is the number after the last hyphen in the course ID; for example, for the course ID SP15-KO-SPCH-S201-14641, the section number is 14641) or part of the title for the course you want to map. The list of courses that match your search will appear in the gray box below the search box.
  9. Locate the desired course from the list and drag it beneath the requirement you want to map it to. If appropriate, you can drag the same course to more than one requirement.
    Screenshot of dragging a course from the search returns to a DRF requirement
  10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 for each course you want to map. Your mapping settings will be saved automatically so you don't need to save your changes before you navigate to a different page or log out of Taskstream.
  11. Once the courses in your program have been mapped, the instructors teaching the linked courses can create Taskstream assignments in their classes.

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Last modified on 2019-09-25 10:54:39.

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