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Smartsearch™ for Canvas is

  • an integrated Canvas application (LTI) that provides
  • intuitive and the most extensive Canvas searches
  • for students, teachers, instructional designers, and admins.

Key Feature Highlight

  • Intuitive. Modern predictive search architecture.
  • Secure. Uses the Canvas security and model. Secure by design.
  • Live. Newly published information is instantly searchable, (and deleted information unsearchable).
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Feature Walkthrough 


This Video covers all major features of the most extensive search for Canvas LMS.

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» Smartsearch™ empowers Canvas students and teachers, saving time and being more productive. Working smarter. «

Smartsearch enables live and predictive searches in

  • Announcements,
  • Assignments,
  • Calendar,
  • Courses,
  • Course Syllabus,
  • Discussions,
  • Files,
  • Modules,
  • Module Sub-Headers,
  • Pages,
  • People,
  • Quizzes
  • Submissions.


GDPR Compliance. Smartsearch is compliant with EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Addendum Schrems II. On 16 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a ruling (the “Schrems II” ruling). In this ruling, the CJEU ruled that the EU-US Privacy Shield was no longer a valid mechanism to transfer personal data from the EEA to the United States. Smartsearch uses AWS from Amazon, a US based incorporated company, and is accordingly affected by the ruling, even though only AWS servers in Europe are used for EEA customers. After the ruling AWS has announced strengthened contractual commitments that go beyond what’s required by the Schrems II as an addendum. Further, the EDPB has released recommendations 01/2020 on measures that supplement transfer tools to ensure compliance with the EU level of protection of personal data, a 6-step roadmap. In practise regrading Smartsearch, all data at rest or i transit is encrypted, which according to EDPB in satisfactory for GDPR compliance.


WCAG 2.1 Conformant. Smartsearch is conformant with the accessibility standards under US GCA’s Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and WCAG 2.1. As well, Smartsearch is conformant with the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

More info Read the Smartsearch Accessability Statement and WCAG 2.1 Conformance Report.

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Try out Smartsearch in one of our public demo courses

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Free Wide Audience Trial Request

In the Wide Audience Trial teachers and students can try out Smartsearch in any course.

This requires an administrator of the Canvas instance to create a Developer Key.

Developer key “A developer key allows an application to request access to a user’s information. In all cases, the user must authorize the application to act on his/her behalf. If the user authorizes an app, Canvas generates an API token and securely responds to a request from the external application with the generated token. The app can then store that token and use it to perform the information requests that it has access to.”

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Free Personal Trial Request

In the Personal Trial a teacher can try out Smartsearch in their own course.

This requires providing a personal Canvas API Token .

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