Add learning apps to Canvas
Instructors can create new learning opportunities and experiences for students by adding particular learning applications to Canvas.
- Review the list of apps that are currently available for use at Cornell (see the tables below).
- If you have identified an app you wish to use, see request process below.
- If you need help finding a learning app for a specific need, please contact us.
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.
|Ed Discussion||Ed Discussion offers the ability to collaborate on and run code snippets, upload documents and images, complete math equations, embedded video, and annotate images.|
|FeedbackFruits||A social learning platform that uses peer assessment and interactive content to engage students within a truly collaborative, online learning environment.|
|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|
|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)|
|Digication||Digital portfolios to make student learning visible and shareable|
|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|
|Gradescope||Grading technology that saves time for Faculty and TAs and helps them provide consistent, high-quality feedback to students|
|Hypothesis||A social annotation platform that allows students to collaboratively read and annotate and PDFs and websites|
|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|
|Instant Access||Cornell Store's electronic textbook program|
|Turnitin||Plagiarism detection tool and and instructor feedback|
|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)|
|VoiceThread||Create, share, and comment on online, multimedia presentations (by request: contact CTI to add this app to your course; using 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|
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.
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.