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:
- Review the list of currently installed tools below and determine if the tool or functionality you are seeking is already available.
- Review the process for requesting an external tool in Canvas.
- 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:
- External tool has been requested.
- Canvas team is reviewing request for the respective external tool.
- Installation of external tool is on hold at this time.
- 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|
|Apporto: A software solution that delivers cloud virtual desktops in a browser, especially useful for virtual labs.||User Support|
|ARES: A software solution for integrating and managing reserves services.
Current guide for using ARES in Canvas (until integration is complete).
|Course Evals (Blue): Allows users to view and complete their surveys and questionnaires.||User Support|
|Box: A cloud content management and file sharing service.||User Support|
|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|
|Crowdmark (restricted by license to participating schools): Online collaborative grading platform.||User Support|
|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|
|Gradescope (restricted by license to participating schools): Save time grading your existing paper-based assignments.||User Support|
|iClicker: Allows a student to anonymously respond to questions instructors pose in class||User Support|
|Kaltura (restricted by license to participating schools): Lecture capture, upload videos, screencasts, tutorials, and more||User Support|
|LabArchives: Provides access to LabArchives notebooks and assignments via external tool assignments in Canvas||User Support|
|McGraw-Hill Connect: Provides access to McGraw Hill’s interactive resources tied to course content and textbooks.||User Support|
|MediaSite (restricted by license to participating schools): Capture or upload video lectures, screencasts and tutorials.||User Support|
|Microsoft Teams: Software for virtual meetings, the integration with Canvas is akin to Zoom or Skype.||User Support|
|Office 365: Subscription services offered by Microsoft, as part of the Microsoft Office product line.||User Support|
|Pearson MyLab and Mastering: Provides access to Pearson MyLab and Mastering platforms.||User Support|
|Piazza: A question and answer discussion board designed to facilitate collaborative interaction among students.||User Support|
|Poll Everywhere: Classroom responsiveness tool that allows a student to respond to questions instructors pose in class.||User Support|
|Respondus Lockdown Browser: a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system (Canvas).||User Support|
|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.
|TurnItIn: Manage the submission, tracking and evaluation of student papers online.||User Support|
|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|
|WileyPLUS: WileyPLUS is an online teaching and learning platform.||User Support|
|Zoom: Zoom is a video conferencing tool that can be used to hold and record meetings.||User Support|