External Tools (also known as “applications,”  “apps,” and/or “LTIs”) are developed by other third party vendors to integrate with the Canvas LMS. These tools must be vetted and approved to be supported by system administration. Certain external tools may not be supported due to security or functionality concerns.

To request a new external tool:

  1. Review the list of currently installed tools below and determine if the tool or functionality you are seeking is already available.
  2. Review the process for requesting an external tool in Canvas.
  3. After reviewing the process, complete the External Tools Request Form.

WashU IT supports the below external tools within Canvas, and is in the process of adding others.

Current status of integrations:
  • Requested icon  External tool has been requested.
  • In Review icon  Canvas team is reviewing request for the respective external tool.
  • On Hold Icon Installation of external tool is on hold at this time.
  • Installed icon  External tool has been installed and is ready for use.

Support for external tools is largely provided by the vendor. Click “User Support” to access the vendor’s support page.

Annoto Insights: Annoto Insights provides analytics on Kaltura annotations, and is a companion application to Kaltura. User Support  Installed icon
Apporto: A software solution that delivers cloud virtual desktops in a browser, especially useful for virtual labs. User Support In Review icon
ARES: A software solution for integrating and managing reserves services.
Current guide for using ARES in Canvas (until integration is complete).
User Support On Hold icon
Course Evals (Blue): Allows users to view and complete their surveys and questionnaires. User Support  Installed icon
Box: A cloud content management and file sharing service.  User Support Installed icon
Cengage Learning MindLinks™: Provides students with access to Cengage’s learning solutions (including MindTap, Aplia, SAM, CengageNOW, OWLv2, 4LTR Press Online and National Geographic Learning). User Support Installed icon
Crowdmark (restricted by license to participating schools): Online collaborative grading platform. User Support Installed icon
Extempore (restricted by license to participating schools): A speaking practice app that provides an oral language assessment tool to instructors and educators. See Arts & Sciences Guide for more information. User Support Installed icon
Gradescope (restricted by license to participating schools): Save time grading your existing paper-based assignments. User Support Installed icon
iClicker: Allows a student to anonymously respond to questions instructors pose in class User Support Installed icon
Kaltura (restricted by license to participating schools): Lecture capture, upload videos, screencasts, tutorials, and more User Support Installed icon
LabArchives: Provides access to LabArchives notebooks and assignments via external tool assignments in Canvas User Support Installed icon
McGraw-Hill Connect: Provides access to McGraw Hill’s interactive resources tied to course content and textbooks. User Support Installed icon
MediaSite (restricted by license to participating schools): Capture or upload video lectures, screencasts and tutorials. User Support Installed icon
Microsoft Teams: Software for virtual meetings, the integration with Canvas is akin to Zoom or Skype. User Support Installed icon
Office 365: Subscription services offered by Microsoft, as part of the Microsoft Office product line. User Support Installed icon
Pearson MyLab and Mastering: Provides access to Pearson MyLab and Mastering platforms. User Support Installed icon
Piazza: A question and answer discussion board designed to facilitate collaborative interaction among students. User Support Installed icon
Poll Everywhere: Classroom responsiveness tool that allows a student to respond to questions instructors pose in class. User Support In Review icon
Respondus Lockdown Browser: a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system (Canvas).  User Support Installed icon
Respondus Monitor: uses a student’s webcam and video analytics to prevent cheating during non-proctored exams. 
Note: Students should ensure that other individuals are not being recorded by Monitor while they are using the tool.
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TurnItIn: Manage the submission, tracking and evaluation of student papers online. User Support Installed icon
VoiceThread (restricted by license to participating schools): VoiceThread is a media presentation tool designed around an interactive collaboration experience for courses. See Arts & Sciences Guide for more information. User Support Installed icon
WileyPLUS: WileyPLUS is an online teaching and learning platform. User Support Installed icon
Zoom: Zoom is a video conferencing tool that can be used to hold and record meetings. User Support Installed icon