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

To access these tools, send an email to CTI to request that they be added to your course. Unless otherwise indicated, they are available free of charge.

New in Summer/Fall 2020

App

Description
Codio Teach computer programming in an online environment, at scale, by providing just-in-time feedback on student work (using this app incurs an additional subscription fee).
FeedbackFruits A social learning platform that uses peer assessment and interactive content to engage students within a truly collaborative, online learning environment (Cornell is currently piloting use of this app: learn more about the pilot or participate).
FlipGrid A learning app that allows students to organize, curate and share multimedia content from around the web.
GoReact Instructors can provide just-in-time feedback to students on shared video content; for example, to comment on a process or sequence of actions the student has recorded.
Hypothes.is A social annotation platform that allows students to collaboratively read and annotate and PDFs and websites (Cornell is currently piloting use of this app: learn more about the pilot or participate). 
Vocareum A flexible, cost-effective, fully managed lab of software for diverse computational practices. Grade and review student work. Access Jupyter Notebooks, Python, R, c/c++, java, and more (using this app incurs an additional subscription fee).

Other Available Apps
(Unless otherwise indicated, these tools can be found in your Canvas course navigation tab, under course settings: Course > Settings > Navigation)

App

Description
Apps on Demand On-demand browser access to software applications in a virtual, windows-based, computer lab (by request: contact CTI to add this app to your course)
Badgr Digital credentials issued to students for learning achievements
CampusPress Flexible online spaces to meet a variety of teaching goals, including collaboration, digital literacy, and communication skills
Digication Digital portfolios to make student learning visible and shareable
Gradescope Grading technology that saves time for Faculty and TAs and helps them provide consistent, high-quality feedback to students.
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
Perusall Tool for students and instructors to collaboratively mark-up PDF documents
Piazza Online course discussions, including questions and answer forums
PlayPosit Create and share interactive video lessons (by request: contact CTI to add this app to your courseusing this app also incurs an additional subscription fee)
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 (by request: contact CTI to add this app to your courseusing this app also incurs an additional subscription fee)
W.W. Norton Publisher content collections and additional resources
Zoom Remote video conferencing with interactive whiteboard and screen-sharing

The process for requesting integration of a learning app

Each request to integrate a new learning app 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. We recommend submitting your request as early as possible; the review process can take 1-2 months. Please contact us for more information.

Request a learning app here.

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 any questions.