Configure Box with Canvas Courses


  • How do I integrate Box with Canvas?
  • Can I access my Box documents while in Canvas?
  • Can I tie Box and Canvas together?


  • Oregon State University
  • Faculty/Staff
  • Box User
  • Box 


If you are wanting to integrate Box and Canvas you will need to enable it on a course level. Below are the steps to tie your Box folder structure into your Canvas courses.


Method 1

Before you begin, visit and sign-in using OSU single sign-on/DUO.

  1. Click Courses from the toolbar on the left side of the screen
  2. Click the course title for the course you'd like to integrate with Box. Or, select All Courses to search for a course.

  3. You will be redirected to another page, scroll down and select Settings

  4. Click Apps from the top menu bar
  5. Search for "box"
  6. Click the Box logo

  7. Click the icon next to "See some LTI tools that work great with Canvas."

  8. You will be redirected to another website, search "box" in the upper right corner
  9. Click the Box logo

  10. You will be redirected to another page, click "(click here to generate)" located next to Requires Consumer Key and Secret

  11. In the pop-up window enter your information similar to the screenshot below
  12. After filled out, click Generate Key and Secret
  13. Open Notepad and copy/paste the letter/number string below Your Key for Box is and Your Secret for Box is
  14. Click the X to close the window

  15. Navigate back to > Courses > Settings > Apps (like we did earlier) and click + Add App

  16. On the pop-up window titled Add App, copy/paste your key and secret from Notepad
  17. Click Add App

  18. You will should briefly see a green/white box at the top of your screen what says The app was added successfully
  19. Click Navigation from the top menu

  20. Refresh the website
  21. Scroll down, click and hold the Box label
  22. Drag the Box label up to the upper category and release the held click

  23. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save

  24. Scroll up and click Box (in orange text)

  25. Click Login to Box

  26. On the pop-up window click Grant access to Box

  27. You will be forwarded to a security check, click and drag the white cloud so it's on top of the dark cloud

  28. Release the white cloud once you have it lined up on top of the dark cloud

  29. Your page will reload and you should now see your Box folder structure


For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.


Article ID: 98125
Tue 2/11/20 3:40 PM
Tue 2/11/20 3:50 PM