Available External Tools


External tools are an easy way to add new features to Canvas. They can be added to individual courses, or to all courses in an account. Once configured, you can link them through course modules and create assignments. Learn more about our external tool request process.

DISCLAIMER

Canvas supports the integration of external tools using the IMS LTI standard. When an external tool is launched, some student information may be passed along to the external tool provider. The standard dictates the types of information passed and how they are passed. When integrating Canvas with external tools, all efforts are made to minimize the student data transferred and to vet the security practices of the tool vendor.

However, with the exception of official Emory IT tools such as Office 365, most 3rd party tools are not governed by Emory University’s Information Technology office. Although it is Emory’s policy to protect student privacy, please understand that Emory does not guarantee the privacy of information shared on external 3rd party applications. Information you provide may be visible to others using this application. You are not required to provide personal information. By signing in and sharing information, you imply your understanding of potential privacy risks.

Available Tools

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App Name

Description

ALEKSALEKS is an artificial intelligent assessment and learning system which uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn’t know in a course. ALEKS’s includes external assignments that pass grades back into Canvas.
Alexander Street PressAlexander Street Press is a library database that allows instructors to easily embed licensed audio and video into course pages.
Ares (Library Course Reserves)Copyrighted content can only be shared using the Library Course Reserves system.  This is a University requirement -- additional details can be found here.  Course Reserves is a fast and effective tool for faculty and students which automates library reserve services and provides around-the-clock access to reserves collections.
BadgrBadgr is a badging system that lets you issue credentials and recognition to learners as they complete tasks within your Canvas course. Badging helps students track their progress and skill development while building intrinsic motivation to complete assignments and milestones.
Barnes & NobleThe Barnes & Noble College integration can help you streamline the course material adoption process and make it easier for your students to access course materials. Once you’ve made your course material selections through the integration, and submitted them to the bookstore, your students can quickly purchase or rent the titles they need from the bookstore website directly through their courses in Canvas. Click here for instructions on using this integration.
Cengage

The Cengage Learning integration provides you and your students with seamless access to our premier learning solutions using only your LMS credentials.

Before linking directly to a publisher on your class site, please be aware Emory is required to follow federal HEOA guidelines as well as our contract with Barnes & Noble with regards to such links. Faculty are not allowed to place links on Canvas for the purpose of direct sales of textbooks and course materials to students.

DesignPLUS

DesignPLUS is a series of tools for instructors and course builders to create more robust and flexible Canvas pages. The tools are activated through a key combination while using the Rich Content Editor, and can be customized per user preference. They are designed for intermediate-to-advanced content builders, and the tools allow for a variety of structured pages, boilerplate content and theming for multiple courses. 

To invoke the tool from any Rich Content Editor within Canvas, whether in pages, assignments, discussions, or the course syllabus, select ALT+SHIFT+D (on PC) or OPTION+SHIFT+D (on Mac). The tools will pop out on the right side of the screen and can be further customized. We recommend reading the documentation thoroughly before using DesignPLUS, as the tools’ flexibility can make them challenging to adopt for those new to Canvas. 

EdPuzzle EdPuzzle allows instructors to browse video lessons and embed them in their class content.
Echo ALPThe EchoCenter is a content portal used by Echo360 faculty and students to access their rich media recordings and for faculty to view usage statistics for the captured lectures.
EvaluationKITEvaluationKIT has been implemented by several Emory schools to provide online course evaluations and reporting. 
i>ClickerAn iClicker is a radio frequency device that allows a student to anonymously respond to questions your instructor poses in class. This lets you and your instructor quickly know how well you understand the lesson material.
IllumideskIllumiDesk allow professors, teaching professionals, and learners to quickly access Jupyter Notebooks, directly from Canvas. IllumiDesk also offers features which expedite administrative tasks, such as auto graders, module and assignment definition, among others.
Respondus LockDown BrowserRespondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within the LMS. When students use LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading.
Macmillan Higher Education

Macmillan Higher Education offers deep content integration between its LaunchPad products and Canvas. This robust integration creates direct links from a Canvas course into the Macmillan LaunchPad environment.

Before linking directly to a publisher on your class site, please be aware Emory is required to follow federal HEOA guidelines as well as our contract with Barnes & Noble with regards to such links. Faculty are not allowed to place links on Canvas for the purpose of direct sales of textbooks and course materials to students.

McGraw-Hill Connect

McGraw-Hill Connect is a digital teaching and learning environment that saves students and instructors time while improving performance over a variety of critical outcomes.  

Before linking directly to a publisher on your class site, please be aware Emory is required to follow federal HEOA guidelines as well as our contract with Barnes & Noble with regards to such links. Faculty are not allowed to place links on Canvas for the purpose of direct sales of textbooks and course materials to students.

Office 365

This integration allows students and instructors to use, create, share, and collaborate on Office 365 files from their Emory accounts within Canvas.

OneDriveThis app will enable students to submit homework assignments to Canvas from their Institution Office 365 OneDrive account.
OneNoteOneNote Class Notebook lets teachers set up an ideal OneNote environment for their classes in minutes. Teachers will quickly set up a personal workspace for every student, a content library for handouts, and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities, all within one powerful OneNote notebook. OneNote class notebooks free the teacher to focus on learning, not software or a device. Student work and teacher feedback are exchanged automatically in one place virtually anytime, anywhere. View the instructor tutorials or student tutorials to learn how to use this app's features.
Pearson's MyLab & Mastering

Delivers engaging and dynamic learning opportunities, focuses on instructor’s course objectives, and is responsive to each student’s progress that are proven to help students absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

Before linking directly to a publisher on your class site, please be aware Emory is required to follow federal HEOA guidelines as well as our contract with Barnes & Noble with regards to such links. Faculty are not allowed to place links on Canvas for the purpose of direct sales of textbooks and course materials to students.

SCORMDelivers SCORM packages in a standardized way across learning platforms. Robust SCORM engine with built-in grade passback and activity tracking.
TidyUP

TidyUP is a simple tool for Canvas that allows instructors to run content reports on their courses to find material which isn’t being used, like extra files, folders, pages or assignments that aren’t linked. Once the course is scanned, redundant or unused content is presented and can be viewed, exported and/or deleted to keep the course structure tidy.  

To add the tool to a course, go to Settings / Navigation, and move the TidyUP menu option from the hidden tools area to the active navigation elements area and save. Students will not see this navigation element. Then simply click the TidyUP link, choose which areas to scan and follow the prompts.  

TurningPointTurning Technologies’ easy-to-use solutions enable you to ask questions and gather feedback in real-time while providing valuable data to monitor and measure learning progress.
TurnitinTurnitin is an online plagiarism checker that is fully integrated into Canvas. Setting up an assignment that uses Turnitin to test for originality is simple and straightforward. 
Twitter

Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short messages. Registered users can read and post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them.

UDOIT Accessibility Checker

UDOIT provides course builders advice and suggestions on how to correct accessibility problems. To add the tool to a course, go to Settings / Navigation, and move the Accessibility Check menu option from the hidden tools area to the active navigation elements area and save. Students will not see this navigation element. Then simply click the Accessibility Check link, choose which areas to scan and follow the prompts.  

VoiceThread

VoiceThread bridges the gap between real-time discussions and standard video lectures or online presentations.

WebAssign

The WebAssign integration allows students to access WebAssign assignments through Canvas.
YouTube

Search publicly available YouTube videos. A new icon will show up in your course rich editor letting you search YouTube and click to embed videos in your course material.