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.

ARES: A software solution for integrating and managing reserves services. 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
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 In Review 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
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
TurnItIn: Manage the submission, tracking and evaluation of student papers online. User Support Installed icon
WileyPLUS: WileyPLUS is an online teaching and learning platform. User Support Installed icon