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Canvas LMS embed PowerPoint from Dropbox

Canvas LMS embed PowerPoint from Dropbox

IrisDR
Explorer | Level 4

I want to embed PowerPoint presentations in Canvas LMS straight from Dropbox. When I open a presentation via Dropbox in the PowerPoint web app, go to File > Share > Embed, the preview in the dialogue box doesn't show and says 'www.dropbox.com refused to connect'. When I go ahead and paste the embed code anyway in Canvas, I get the same message.

Thank you for advising me on how to get the embed code to work.

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Re: Canvas LMS embed PowerPoint from Dropbox

Walter
Dropboxer

Hi @IrisDR; how are you today?

 

I'm not exactly sure what you'd like to accomplish; could you walk me through the exact steps you take to do this so I can advise further?

 

While we're at it, are both of the 3rd party apps, namely Canvas LMS and PowerPoint, connected to your Dropbox account? Can you take a look at your Connected/Default Apps tab and let me know if you see them listed there?

 

A screenshot of the exact error you get would also help so feel free to include one in your next reply, Iris.

 

Thanks a bunch! 


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Re: Canvas LMS embed PowerPoint from Dropbox

IrisDR
Explorer | Level 4

Hi Walter

 

Thanks for your quick reply! Powerpoint is connected to Dropbox. So is Canvas, but in a different way: from Canvas I can add documents directly from Dropbox (see included screenshot), in Canvas the connection with Dropbox has been set up by the school administrator. Do I still need to set it up from Dropbox to Canvas? When I try to add Canvas in the app center and enter the domain name, I get the message 'Something has gone wrong at our end' (translation from Dutch).

 

Anyhow, these are the detailed steps I take to get the embed code:

  1. I go to Dropbox online
  2. I navigate to a PowerPoint file and open it in 'PowerPoint for the web'
  3. I go to File > Share > Embed (I then already see the error in the preview: see screenshot)
  4. I then copy the embed code, put it in the html-editor in Canvas and I get the same error.

I hope you can help!

Dropbox-integration-Canvas.JPGDropbox-refused-to-connect.JPG

Re: Canvas LMS embed PowerPoint from Dropbox

Walter
Dropboxer

Thanks for the quick follow up @IrisDR.

 

If you've ensured that you're using these steps to connect Canvas with Dropbox, may I have you try from another browser and let us know if you get the same results? 

 

Thanks a bunch! 


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