Add Learning Apps to Canvas

Instructors can create new learning opportunities and experiences for students by adding particular learning applications to Canvas.

Canvas' functionalities can be extended through the incorporation of a variety of third-party learning apps. These apps can be integrated with Canvas through Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI), a standard set of specifications for allowing third-party learning applications to integrate with educational platforms. Third-party LTI integration allows the application to connect to Canvas in order to extend features and functions.

Current list of available apps

These tools can be found in your Canvas course navigation tab, under course settings (Course > Settings > Navigation).

New in Spring 2020:

App Description
LibGuides Content management system used to collect specifically selected resources from Cornell University Library, in coordination with the librarians and staff.

New in Fall 2019:

App Description
Apps on Demand* On-demand browser access to software applications in a virtual, windows-based, computer lab
Badgr Digital credentials issued to students for learning achievements
Perusall Tool for students and instructors to collaboratively mark-up PDF documents

Other Available Apps:

App Description
Digication Digital portfolios to make student learning visible and shareable
iClicker Student response system for in-class polling and peer instruction (requires student purchase of a physical clicker or subscription to an app)
Kaltura Upload, create, store, and stream video
Library Reserves Access course materials through the library
McGraw Hill Connect Publisher content collections and additional resources
Macmillan Publisher content collections and additional resources
Panopto Lecture recording, screencasting, video streaming
Pearson (myLab) Publisher homework, tutorial, and assessment
Piazza Online course discussions, including questions and answer forums
PlayPosit* Create and share interactive video lessons
Instant Access Cornell Store's electronic textbook program
Turnitin Plagiarism detection tool and and instructor feedback
VoiceThread* Create, share, and comment on online, multimedia presentations
W.W. Norton Publisher content collections and additional resources
Zoom Remote video conferencing with interactive whiteboard and screensharing

*This app requires payment to the vendor, and will not automatically appear in your Canvas navigation settings. Contact us to learn more. 

Request the integration of a learning app

You can request a learning app here.

The process for learning app integration

Each learning app integration request will be reviewed in the areas of functionality, accessibility, security, FERPA compliance, and cost. Timeframes for integration depend on the unique attributes of each app. Please contact us for more information.

Many learning apps come with costs associated. Unless the university has a general license allowing faculty use (see list above), learning apps must be paid for by individuals, departments, or colleges. CTI will help integrate the app with Canvas but cannot provide ongoing financial support.

Contact us with questions.