What integrations are available in Canvas?

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Canvas offers a wide range of integrations to enhance the teaching and learning experience. These integrations provide additional features, tools, and resources that can help educators and students make the most out of their online learning environment. Below, you'll find a list of all tools that are available in Canvas as well as tools that we are in the process of adding.

Available Integrations

The following table shows all third-party apps (LTI tools) that have been requested for Canvas:

Canvas integrations, statuses, and support resources.
Tool Status Notes Support Contact
Accommodate HQ Approved Accommodate HQ empowers educators to seamlessly provide personalized accommodations and support to students with diverse learning needs, fostering an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Technology & Learning Program
Ally Approved Ally is an accessibility tool that integrates with the Canvas learning management system to help faculty members create more inclusive content by providing them with feedback on the accessibility of their materials and offering alternative formats for students with disabilities. With Ally, faculty members can ensure that all students have equal access to course materials and improve the overall learning experience for everyone. Technology & Learning Program
Canvas Credentials Pending Canvas Credentials is a digital badging solution that allows educators to issue credentials to students online. It offers features like credential stacking, analytics tracking, and gamification to recognize student achievements and make implementing a full-scale badging program more easily. Canvas Support
Cengage LMS Integration Approved Includes Access WebAssign and MindTap. Cengage Support
ClassClimate (Feedback on Teaching) Approved Class Climate facilitates electronic completion of the Student Feedback on Teaching and Learning survey in your course. Institutional Research and Strategic Analytics
DawnSign Digital (Signing Naturally) Approved Publisher integration. DawnSign Support
Edfinity Approved Publisher integration. Edfinity Support
Follett Discover Approved Account-level tool. Available in your account menu. Wildcat Bookstore
GoReact Requestable GoReact is an interactive platform for feedback, grading, and critiquing of video assignments. GoReact is available by request and approval from the School of Education. Request GoReact for your course GoReact Support
Google Assignments Approved With Google Assignments, faculty can distribute and grade student work, analyze student submissions for plagiarism detection, and use Google Docs and Drive with Canvas.  Google Support
Google Collaborations Approved Allows students to use Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides for a Canvas Collaboration Google Support
INGInious LTI Pending INGInious is an intelligent grader that allows secured and automated testing of code made by students.  
Impact Course Reports Approved Impact by Instructure helps institutions improve technology adoption and evaluate the impact of educational technology, while helping faculty and students seamlessly navigate new platforms. Technology & Learning Program
Kaltura Video Approved The Kaltura Video tool allows faculty members to easily embed videos into their Canvas courses. With Kaltura, faculty can upload and manage videos within the platform and make them accessible to students directly within their course content. Kaltura also provides analytics and engagement metrics to help faculty track student views and engagement with their video content. Technology & Learning Program
Labster Approved Labster provides virtual laboratory simulations for science education. They offer 3D virtual labs where students can perform experiments online, making science learning more accessible and cost-effective. It covers various subjects and is suitable for remote learning. Labster Support
LibreTexts ADAPT Pending The LibreTexts ADAPT homework system is a multifaceted online assessment infrastructure to accompany LibreTexts books and provide a wide range of questioning options. The ADAPT platform is supported by the Department of Education Open Textbook Pilot Project and the California Education Learning Lab LibreTexts Support
Linkedin Learning Approved The LinkedIn Learning integration for Canvas allows faculty members to easily embed LinkedIn Learning content directly into their Canvas courses, enabling students to access high-quality, relevant content within Canvas. Learning Technologies Services
Lumen Learning Approved Publisher Integration. Lumen Customer Support
MATLAB Grader Approved MATLAB Grader is an assessment tool created by MathWorks that allows instructors to create interactive MATLAB assignments, automatically grade student work, provide feedback and view performance analytics. MATLAB Technical Support
Macmillan Achieve Not Approved This publisher integration was not approved because core functionality of the integration did not work. Macmillan Learning Support
McGraw Hill Connect (LTI 1.1) Deprecated Publisher integration. Users of this tool should update to the LTI Advantage integration. Tool will be deactivated on December 22nd, 2023. McGraw Hill Digital Technical Support
McGraw Hill Connect (LTIA) Approved Publisher integration. Next Generation McGraw Hill Canvas integration. McGraw Hill Digital Technical Support
McGraw Hill SimNet Approved Publisher integration. McGraw Hill Digital Technical Support
Microsoft OneDrive Requested This tool has been requested but cannot be implemented until all students' emails in Canvas point to their @csuchico.edu email. Microsoft
MyOpenMath Approved MyOpenMath is an online course management and assessment system for mathematics and other quantitative fields. MyOpenMath Support
Pearson Access EEAAP Required Publisher integration. Due to accessibility issues, courses that plan to use this integration must have an Equally Effective Alternate Access Plan on file before the tool can be enabled. Request Pearson Access for your course Pearson Access Online Support
Perusall Approved Publisher integration. Perusall Support
Poll Everywhere Approved Poll Everywhere is a web-based audience response system that allows you to create and administer polls, surveys, quizzes, and interactive presentations in real-time. With the Poll Everywhere tool for Canvas, you can easily integrate these activities into your course, engage your students, and sync results to your gradebook. Technology & Learning Program
Proctorio (Secure Exam Proctor) Requestable Enabled on a per-course basis for a limited group of faculty. Training must be completed before the tool is enabled. Request Proctorio (Secure Exam Proctor) for your course Technology & Learning Program
Pronto Approved Pronto is a chat tool integrated with Canvas that facilitates real-time communication between students, fostering engagement and promoting student success through personalized communication. With features such as video and screen sharing, group messaging, and automated language translation, Pronto provides a convenient and accessible platform for effective communication within the Canvas learning environment. Technology & Learning Program
Respondus Approved External software available through the support center in Canvas. Technology & Learning Program
Rising Software Auralia and Musition Approved Publisher integration. Rising Software Cloud Support
SAGE Vantage Approved Publisher integration. SAGE Vantage Support
Stukent Approved Publisher integration. Stukent Support
Turnitin Feedback Studio Requestable If you prefer to use Turnitin's grading interface, Canvas supports integrating the Turnitin Feedback Studio. Request Turnitin Feedback Studio for your course Technology & Learning Program
Turnitin Similarity Reports Approved Turnitin Similarity Reports is a plagiarism detection software that compares student papers against a vast database of online sources and academic papers. It generates a report that highlights any potential instances of plagiarism and helps faculty members assess the originality of their students' work. Technology & Learning Program
Visible Body Approved Publisher integration. Visible Body Support
Vista Higher Learning Not Approved This publisher integration was not approved because the vendor refused to supply necessary security information on their product. Vista Higher Learning Technical Support
W. W. Norton Approved Publisher integration. W. W. Norton Tech Support
YouTube Approved The YouTube tool for Canvas allows faculty members and students to easily embed YouTube videos directly into the Rich Content Editor. Google Support
Zoom Approved The Zoom LTI Pro tool for Canvas is an integration that allows faculty members to schedule and manage Zoom meetings directly from within their Canvas courses. With this tool, instructors can easily create Zoom meetings for their classes and manage attendance and recordings all from one platform, streamlining the virtual classroom experience. Technology & Learning Program
zyBooks EEAAP Required Publisher integration. Due to accessibility issues, courses that plan to use this integration must have an Equally Effective Alternate Access Plan on file before the tool can be enabled. Request zyBooks for your course zyBooks Support

The table above lists all integrations that are Approved, Approved with Exceptions, Pending, Not Approved, Testing, Requested, and Deprecated. Please note that tools marked as Pending, Testing, or Requested are not guaranteed to be integrated. Tools that are Deprecated will be removed from the LMS in the near future.

Request an Integration

Want to see a new integration added to Canvas? The Learning Technologies team can help. Canvas integrations must go through the Information Technology Procurement Review (ITPR) process to ensure they are secure, accessible, and technically compatible. Chico State is dedicated to providing accessible and secure tools to its campus community, and the ITPR process is a key part of this commitment. This commitment is required by Chancellor's Office policy and state law to make campus resources and tools accessible and secure for everyone.

For more information about the CSU Procurement policy visit the CSU System ATI Procurement Process page.

Before submitting a request, consider the following questions
  • Will your college/department pay for this software?
  • Will this software be used by a whole college or multiple colleges?
  • Is it really free? Are there student fees?
  • Is there an alternative tool already approved for campus use?

Each new integration requires testing, IT Procurement Review, installation, support pages, and user support resources.

If you want to request a new tool, please start the integration process below and Learning Technologies will start the IT Procurement Review process. If the tool requires funding or if you want to request a free tool for the whole campus, please contact us using the link below and we'll work with you. Requesting an integration is not a guarantee that the software will be installed. All criteria must be met before installation can be considered.

Please note that this process can take 4-6 weeks to fully complete, so it is best to make requests at least one term before the tool will be used.

Request an Integration

How the Integration Process Works

Implementing a new tool into Canvas necessitates the involvement of several teams outside of Academic Technology, including the university's security and accessibility teams in addition to the vendor. Academic Technology takes great care to ensure all aspects of Learning Management System is functional and accessible. Below is an overview of the steps that happen when you request a new integration with Canvas.

Gather Requirements

The first step in the integration process is to gather requirements. This involves determining what the faculty and students need from the tool and what the tool should be able to do. This step is important because it helps to ensure that the right tool is selected for the job and that the tool meets the needs of those who will use it. During this phase, Academic Technologies (ATEC) will reach out to the vendor with a standardized set of questions to streamline security and accessibility reviews

Discussion at LMS Advisory Meeting

After the initial requirements have been gathered, the tool will be discussed at an LMS Advisory Meeting. This meeting includes representatives from various functional stakeholders across the university who provide guidance and feedback on the Learning Management System.

The purpose of this meeting is to ensure that the proposed tool aligns with the university's strategic goals and that any concerns or potential issues are addressed before proceeding with the ITPR process. The discussion may cover topics such as the tool's alignment with pedagogical goals, its impact on existing workflows and processes, and any potential risks or concerns related to data security or privacy.

Security Review

Information Security (ISEC) is responsible for conducting the security review. This review is designed to evaluate whether a tool meets the university's security and privacy standards. Some examples of information the security review uncovers include:

  1. Whether the tool sells students' data to third parties (Example: popular discussion platform Piazza sold data about students' grades and what classes they took)
  2. Whether the tool uses adequate security practices (Example:  a bug in Cengage's LMS integration caused the tool to not verify whether requests came from the correct Learning Management System, allowing an attacker to impersonate any student)
  3. Whether the tool keeps student data secured (Example: McGraw Hill left more than 117 million files, including student grades and personal information, completely open to the public)

Tools that integrate with Canvas are able to access various types of student information, including names, email addresses, and even grades and student activity in the course. It is important for the university to adopt tools that respect your students' data. The security review helps to identify and address these security issues to ensure your students' data is safe.

Accessibility Review

The Department of Technology Equity and Inclusion (TEIN) is responsible for conducting the accessibility review. This review is designed to evaluate the accessibility of the tool and ensure that it meets the university's accessibility standards. The accessibility review is an important step in the ITPR process because it helps to ensure that the tool is accessible to all users, including those with disabilities.

Inaccessible software can prevent students and instructors from accessing information or completing tasks, leading to frustration and exclusion. In addition, inaccessible software can result in lowered academic performance and even legal consequences for the institution if it is found to be in violation of accessibility laws. Inaccessible integrations can also negatively impact the reputation of the institution and reduce the overall quality of the educational experience for everyone.

Technical Compatibility Review

Learning Technology Services (LTS), the team responsible for managing the LMS, is responsible for conducting the technical compatibility review. This review is designed to evaluate the technical compatibility of the tool with Canvas. The technical compatibility review is an important step in the ITPR process because it helps to ensure that the tool integrates properly with Canvas.

Implementation in a Testing Environment

After the technical compatibility review is completed, the tool is implemented in a testing environment. This allows the tool to be tested in a real-world scenario before it is implemented in the production environment. This step is important because it helps to ensure that the tool is functional and that any issues are addressed before the tool is implemented in the production environment.

Functional Testing

Technology and Learning Program (TLP) and Learning Technology Services (LTS) are responsible for conducting functional testing. This testing is designed to evaluate the functionality of the tool and ensure that it meets the requirements gathered in step 1. The functional testing is an important step in the ITPR process because it helps to ensure that the tool performs as advertised.

Final Go/No-Go Decision

After the functional testing is completed, the LMS Advisory Group will evaluate whether the tool should be implemented in the production environment. If the tool passes this step, EAPP will schedule a change to deploy the tool to the production environment.

Generate Documentation

After the tool is approved, documentation is generated. This documentation includes information about the tool, how it integrates with Canvas, and how it is used. This step is important because it helps to ensure that the tool is properly documented and that the university has a record of the tool.

Deploy Tool to the Production Environment

Once the tool has passed all of the previous steps, it can be implemented in the production environment during a regular maintenance window. This step involves deploying the tool to the Canvas environment and configuring any necessary settings. It is important to ensure that the tool is implemented correctly and that it does not negatively impact other areas of the LMS. Once the tool has been successfully implemented, it is made available to faculty and students for use in their courses.

Ongoing Maintenance

Once the tool is implemented, ongoing maintenance is provided. This includes updates, bug fixes, and support. This step is important because it helps to ensure that the tool continues to function properly and that any issues are addressed in a timely manner.
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