Canvas: Free Online Modules and Resources from Econ Lowdown

The St. Louis Fed's Econ Lowdown teacher portal now integrates with Canvas by Instructure.

Econ Lowdown offers over 400 no-cost teaching resources for elementary, middle, high school and college. You can assign and grade free online modules, videos, audio and readings with Q&A—right in the Canvas platform you’re familiar with.

Find award-winning tools for teaching personal finance and economics, with connections to reading literacy, data literacy, history, civics and government, STEM and more.

Get Econ Lowdown in Canvas Today

Educators and administrators: It’s fast and easy to connect your school district or organization with Econ Lowdown. Simply share this online deployment form with your Canvas LMS admin. It will do the heavy lifting to set up Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) connectivity.

Questions? Email us at for answers.

How-To Guides for Teachers

In a hurry? This handy quick start will get you going. It shows common actions, like getting to Econ Lowdown in Canvas, selecting free resources and assessing student work.

This longer manual will assist educators at schools/organizations already using Canvas. It goes more in depth about:

  • Adding Econ Lowdown resources to your Canvas courses
  • Launching/completing a resource as a student
  • Viewing grades associated with resource assessments
  • Grading short-answer questions, when applicable
  • Resetting post-tests for applicable resources
  • Seeing students’ answers vs. correct answers on assessments
  • FAQs

Video Tutorials: Econ Lowdown and Canvas

In this video, our team shows how to easily find and assign resources.

Watch more Econ Lowdown with Canvas tutorials on YouTube.

Additional Materials

Google Classroom™ Economics and Personal Finance Resources

Econ Lowdown® and LTI Econ Lowdown® FERPA Compliance

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