Approved external digital tools (third party software) can be added to Canvas to add new features or functionality, such as publisher materials and specialized tools.   CSU has a process for departments to use to request and evaluate a tool for integration with Canvas.  Vendors are required to review and sign CSU’s Digital Tool Agreement.

In Canvas, CSU has a number of external tool integrations. These integrations usually use an LTI (Learning Tool Interoperability) to connect these tools to Canvas.

Most approved external tools can be added to a course module or course assignments. For instructions, click the Add links in the table below.
Some can be “enabled” to add a link on the left course menu. Here’s how to make a tool link visible:

  1. In your course, click Settings, and click the Navigation tab.
  2. In the section at the bottom, find the tool and drag it up to the top section.
  3. Click Save.

External Tools Approved for Canvas – All CSU

External Tools Approved for Canvas – College Specific

If you have a link in your Canvas course to one of the tools below, and you have a question on how to use the product, please contact the vendor for support.