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.

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.

Below is the current list of external tools that were reviewed and approved for use in Canvas at CSU.

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.

Vendor and ProductDocumentation and SupportPhone Number
CIDI Design Tools
Add images/sections to pages, create modules, due date modifier
CIDI Design Tools Documentation
Sirui Wang (
(970) 492-4663
Echo360 Cloud
Video lecture capture and recording
Add Echo360 to your Canvas course
CSU Echo360 Help
Engage by UNIZIN
E-text reader
Add Engage to a Canvas course
Stan Kruse (
CSU Libraries course reserves
Add e-Reserve to Canvas course
e-Reserve Documentation and Support
(970) 491-1868
Classroom response system
Integrate iClicker with Canvas
CSU iClicker Documentation and Support
Macmillan LaunchPad
Access to Macmillan online learning materials
Add LaunchPad to a course module
Macmillan Instructor and Student Support
(800) 936-6899
McGraw-Hill Connect
Access to McGraw-Hill online learning materials
Add McGraw-Hill link to Canvas module
McGraw-Hill Instructor and Student Support
(800) 331-5094
Pearson MyLab
Access to Pearson MyLab online materials
Add Pearson MyLab link to Canvas module
MyLab Instructor Support
MyLab Student Support
(888) 433-8435
(800) 677-6337
Online test proctoring software used by CSU Online students.
Add ProctorU to Canvas Course
ProctorU Student Support
CSU Proctored Exams
(855) 772-8678

(970) 491-6498