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 number of external tool integrations with Canvas. These integrations usually use an LTI (Learning Tool Interoperability) to connect these tools to Canvas.
A few select external tools (Echo360, Pearson, Macmillan) can be added to the left course navigation.
Approved External Tools and Support
Tool Name Purpose Who
Who Can Use User Support: ALEKS (Chem) Chemistry homework tool Student e-text purchase Natural Sciences Aleks Support ARES eReserve Integrate eReserves Library All Campus CSU e-Reserve Support Attendance Rollcall Take classroom attendance Included with Canvas All Campus Roll Call Guides Badgr Assign badges for complete tasks CSU Online CSU Online Badgr Support Big Blue Button Part of the Conferences tool Included with Canvas All Campus BongoLearn Video feedback Licensed for CLA Languages only CLA Languages courses BongoLearn Support Cengage Homework platform Student e-text purchase All Campus Cengage Support CVMBS Anatomy LTIs Species specific interactive anatomy tool Free CVMBS See College Design Tools Cidilabs Page design, images, multi tool CSU Online All Campus CidiLabs Design Tools Support Echo 360 Lecture capture Central IT All Campus CSU Echo360 help FlatWorld Homework COB Flatworld Homework Online homework platform requested by COB Student purchase GoReact Video feedback Student pays fee /course to use All Campus GoReact Support Great River Publishing e-texts Student e-text purchase All Campus Great River Support HonorLock Proctoring CSU Online CSU Online CSU HonorLock Support
iClicker Classroom response system UTFAB paid for students All Campus iClicker Support Kaltura COB Video Content Platform COB, CSU Online COB, CSU Online Kaltura Knowledge Base LibApps Guides Add CSU designed library guides Library All Campus CSU Research Support LinkedIn Learning Business, technology-related, and creative skills training CSU All Campus LinkedIn Learning Support Macmillan Learn LaunchPad Interactive e-text platform Student e-text purchase All Campus Macmillan Learn Support mashme Distance student in classroom experience COB COB MashMe Support McGraw Hill Connect Online content and assignments Student e-text purchase All Campus McGraw Hill Support NameCoach Provide pronunciation recording, preferred pronouns, and honorifics for each user CSU All Campus NameCoach Support Norton SmartWork (CHEM) Online homework system, used mostly by CHEM Student e-text purchase All Campus SmartWork Support Microsoft Office 365 Collaboration tool Central IT All Campus Canvas Collaboration Guide Pearson MyLab & Reveal Online content and assignments Student e-text purchase All Campus Pearson Support Piazza Dynamic discussion tool Starting spring 2021 students pay to use All Campus Piazza Support PlayPosit COB Interactive content COB COB PlayPosit Community ReadSpeaker/docReader Text-to-speech tool ATRC All Campus CSU ReadSpeaker Support Respondus Exam integrity Central IT Campus RI courses Respondus Support Rubin Education e-text Business communication skills Student e-text purchase All Campus Rubin Canvas Support Sage Vantage COB e-text requested by COB Student e-text purchase All Campus Sage Vantage Support SIMNet McGraw Hill Microsoft Office tutorial/training Student e-text purchase COB and upon request SIMnet Overview SmartEvals Campus course survey software Testing Center All Campus Course Survey Support SmartSparrow CVMBS Adaptive learning tool Student e-text purchase CVMBS SmartSparrow Resources True+Way ASL ASL Course curriculum CLA ASL Courses TRUE+WAY TurnitIn Anti-plagiarism, learn how to cite properly Central IT All Campus CSU TurnItIn Information U-Behavior Quiz analytics Free By request UDoIt Accessibility checker CSU Online All Campus Canvas Accessibility at CSU Verba VitalSource Bookstore eResource management Allow students to opt out of e-texts purchase All Campus Inclusive Access Support Vista Higher Learning e-text platform Student e-text purchase CLA – LLC Vista Higher Learning Support WebAssign (Math Physics) e-text and homework platform Student e-text purchase CNS WebAssign Support WileyPlus e-text platform Student e-text purchase All Campus WileyPlus Support Yellowdig Interactive discussion tool Student Pay All Campus YellowDig Support zyBooks Homework platform for Computer Science courses Student e-text purchase All Campus zyBooks Support
External Tools Under Review
Tool Name Purpose Which College Requested ExamSoft Exam creation, delivery, and analytics CVMBS Gradescope Tii Grading tool that allows for handwritten submission digitalization and automatic grading CSU CHEM 101 Chemistry homework and assessment tool Natural Sciences ClioVis Visualization tool for mind-mapping, timelines, and presentations Liberal Arts Lyryx Assessment tool for Math, Economics and Business Natural Sciences MATLAB Grader Automated MATLAB code grading Engineering OneNote Collaboration tool Natural Sciences Padlet Digital bulletin board CVMBS RamMobile Integration with CSU mobile app Div of IT Willo Labs Delivery method for LTIs Natural Sciences TopHat eBook Interactive textbook and course materials Liberal Arts
External Tools Not Approved
Tool Name Purpose Which College Requested Reason for not approving Bb Ally Accessibility checker ATRC Have UDoIt – cost EAB Navigate Student success management CSA No LTI Evolve e-Text for Elsevier CVMBS CSU uses Unizin Engage for eText reader Film Platform COB Film streaming Business Proxy Server Required – otherwise only on campus viewing Google Assignments Assignment integration Div of IT CSU has moved to MS Office 365 Hypothesis.is Annotation tool CSU Online Cost MacMillan RedShelf eText e-Text Liberal Arts CSU uses Unizin Engage for eText reader MS Teams Integrate meetings into Canvas calendar Div of IT Complexity of integration My Educator e-Text Business Request withdrawn OfficeMix PPT add-on for interactivity TILT Data privacy concerns Oxford U Press e-Text Liberal Arts CSU uses Unizin Engage for eText reader Perusall COB Annotation tool Business CSU uses Unizin Engage for eText reader Redirect External resources as navigation items Liberal Arts CSU prefers to have external tools linked under modules TopHat e-Text & in-class response Div of IT iClicker selected as campus classroom response tool Turning Technologies Student achievement data Div of IT iClicker selected as campus classroom response tool Zoom Web Conference Virtual Meetings Div of IT Lack of campus standard for webconferencing
- Request External Tools and LTIs