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:
|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:
|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:
|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
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.