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.
Most approved external tools can be added to a course module or course assignments. Some can be “enabled” to add a link on the left course menu. Here’s how to make a tool link visible:
- In your course, click Settings, and click the Navigation tab.
- In the section at the bottom, find the tool and drag it up to the top section.
- Click Save.