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 a chat and comment layer on top of Kaltura videos. Add Annoto Insights to Kaltura within Canvas to see analytics on video engagement. User Guides

 

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AppointLink Grading (restricted by license to the School of Law): A software solution that provides a centralized, simple grading process that specifically accounts for grading curve compliance, submission and approval among other elements. User Guides

 

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Apporto: A software solution that delivers cloud virtual desktops in a browser, especially useful for virtual labs. User Guides

 

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ARES: A software solution for integrating and managing reserves services.
Current guide for using ARES in Canvas (until integration is complete)
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Box: A cloud content management and file sharing service. User Guides

 

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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 Guides

 

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CidiLabs Design Plus (restricted by license to participating schools): Instructional design tool that includes the Content Editor Toolbox, the Multi-Tool and the Upload/Embed Image Tool as part of a single content solution. User Guides

 

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Course Evals (Blue): Allows users to view and complete their surveys and questionnaires. Contact Support Installed icon
Crowdmark (restricted by license to participating schools): Online collaborative grading platform. User Guides

 

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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 Guides

 

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Gradescope (restricted by license to participating schools): Save time grading your existing paper-based assignments. User Guides

 

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Hypothesis: Use Hypothesis to hold discussions, read socially, organize research, take personal notes, and review student responses on PDFs and other content in Canvas. See the setup guide for how to enable Hypothesis for an assignment. User Guides

 

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iClicker: Allows a student to anonymously respond to questions instructors pose in class User Guides

 

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Kaltura: Kaltura is a video recording, uploading, editing, and management system. Kaltura supports lecture capture, video uploads, screencasts, tutorials, and more. User Guides

 

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LabArchives: Provides access to LabArchives notebooks and assignments via external tool assignments in Canvas User Guides

 

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Library Resources (Springshare/LibGuides): A software solution allows users to integrate library content into courses directly, displaying that content within Canvas.

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McGraw-Hill Connect: Provides access to McGraw Hill’s interactive resources tied to course content and textbooks. User Guides

 

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MediaSite (restricted by license to participating schools): Capture or upload video lectures, screencasts and tutorials. User Guides

 

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Microsoft Teams: Software for virtual meetings, the integration with Canvas is akin to Zoom or Skype. User Guides

 

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Office 365: Subscription services offered by Microsoft, as part of the Microsoft Office product line. User Guides

 

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Pearson MyLab and Mastering: Provides access to Pearson MyLab and Mastering platforms User Guides

 

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Piazza: A question and answer discussion board designed to facilitate collaborative interaction among students. User Guides

 

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Poll Everywhere: Classroom responsiveness tool that allows a student to respond to questions instructors pose in class. User Guides

 

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Respondus Lockdown Browser: a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system (Canvas). User Guides

 

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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.
User Guides

 

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SeatGen (restricted by license to the School of Law): A software solution that allows instructors to create a custom seating chart for the classroom, lecture hall, and virtual labs. User Guides

 

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TurnItIn: Manage the submission, tracking and evaluation of student papers online. User Guides

 

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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 Guides

 

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WileyPLUS: WileyPLUS is an online teaching and learning platform. User Guides

 

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Zoom: Zoom is a video conferencing tool that can be used to hold and record meetings. User Guides

 

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