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Canvas Apps & Integrations (LTIs)

Important Note: Effective mid-Spring 2024, UNF faculty can no longer install third-party Canvas apps or integrations without first having these apps vetted in collaboration with CIRT and ITS. Click here to learn more about this change.

About this Collection

Collections offer curated content for UNF professors on practices, platforms, or tools. CIRT collects information from our own Knowledge Base, from the Instructure Community, and from other reputable sources in order to bring you the best in a single location.

This collection is about Canvas Apps and Integrations, specifically, external third-party tools, sometimes referred to as LTIs (Learning Tools Interoperability). This collection discusses how external apps work at UNF and features some of our most popular integrations.

Technical Details

Canvas apps and integrations (LTIs) enhance the functionality of Canvas by providing specialized features not available in the main software. They can be used to streamline workflows or to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Because these apps are usually maintained my third-party vendors, new integrations, whether for a single course or institution-wide, have technical constraints that necessitate administrative installation. Due to potential issues such as data security, system stability, and compatibility, all new apps are carefully evaluated to ensure the integrity of the learning environment.

Inside this Collection

What Are Apps & Integrations?

Apps and integrations are external tools that can be used to enhance the functionality and interactivity of your courses. Some integrations, like WileyPlus or Pearson, offer instructional content libraries that can be shared with students. Other tools, like TurnItin or Honorlock, can prove helpful when it comes to maintaining academic integrity. These tools can streamline workflows, foster collaboration, and provide valuable analytics, thereby creating a more engaging and effective learning environment for both instructors and students.

Apps and integrations can be added either at the institutional level or the course level, depending on the scope and purpose of the tool. Institutional apps are available to all Canvas courses, and course-level apps are scoped to individual courses, subaccounts, or schools (depending on need and vendor agreements). Examples of apps and integrations include: 

TurnItIn – Institutional – A cloud-based service which identifies plagiarism by comparing submitted work against a database of sources. A submission made to an assignment will generate a Similarity Report, which is the result of the comparison between the text of the submission against the search targets selected for the assignment.

Zoom – Institutional – A video and web conferencing service that can be used to host interviews, meetings large or small, and webinars.

Honorlock – Scoped to DL Courses – An online proctoring software that provides identity verification, monitoring of testing environments, and other features similar to what a student would experience when visiting a testing center.

There are so many apps and integrations available to instructors that we couldn’t possibly list them all. However, we do list those that we have documented and tested, and that are available for immediate use. Click on any of the apps below to learn more about their functionally, their scope, and to learn how you can begin integrating them into your classroom. 

Supported Apps & Integrations

If you’re new to using external apps in your course, we recommend starting with integrations that the university has already vetted and evaluated (internally, we refer to these apps as being whitelisted). Below, you’ll find a list of currently available apps and integrations, some of which are course-specific (scoped), while others are available across the institution. For more details about an app, including its features and scope, simply click on its name. Please note that we continually update this list with new tools, so it’s a good idea to revisit this page regularly to stay informed. If the app you want to use is not on this list, consider submitting an integration request

ally
Ally
aplus
aPlus+ Attendance
camtasai
Camtasia
newnew
Canvas New Quizzes
canvas-studio
Canvas Studio
cengage
Cengage
designPlus
DesignPLUS
elsevier
Elsevier Evolve
films
Films on Demand
flip
Flip (Grid)
github
GitHub
honorlock
Honorlock
inquiz
InQuizitive
keynote
Keynote
khsn
Khan Academy
linkedinlearning
LinkedIn Learning
respondus-lockdown
LockDown Browser by Respondus
lumen
Lumen Learning
macmill-learning
Macmillan Learning
mcgrawhill
McGraw-Hill Connect
mobius
Mobius
office
Office 365
pearson
Pearson
perusall
Perusall
qualtrics
Qualtrics
redshelf
Redshelf
respondus
Respondus 4.0
respondus-monitor
Respondus Monitor
scantron
Scantron (Remark)
top-hat
Top Hat
Turnitin
Turnitin
unf-gtt
UNF Grade Transfer Tool
voicethread
VoiceThread
wiley
WileyPLUS
youtube
YouTube
zoom
Zoom

Request a New Integration

CIRT encourages faculty who research and explore new applications and educational tools that enrich the teaching and learning experience. In our efforts to offer excellent support and training for these tools, we work with ITS and other university stakeholders to carefully evaluate new apps and determine if integration provides significant value while maintaining security, reliability, and system performance.

If you have discovered a new app or integration that may enhance teaching and/or learning, please fill out the New Apps & Integration Form so that we can begin vetting/testing the tool. Note that the time it takes to process the request will vary depending on such factors as contract requirement and data transfer.

How Long Will It Take?

Long Answer: It depends on the complexity of the tool and how much data the vendor requests. 

Short Answer:  Anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

It is difficult to give an exact timeline because every app is different, and some apps demand more scrutiny than others. Many eyes must look at the request and several questions must be answered: Do we already have a similar app that could be used instead? Does the integration require access to other university systems? Does the integration come from a reputable source? Does the integration require a payment, and if so, who will be funding the request? Etcetera.

We recommend that you fill out the New Apps & Integration Form a few months before you plan on using the integration in your classroom. This allows ample time for the Online Learning Support team to work closely with you and other university stakeholders to thoroughly evaluate the application, conduct necessary tests, and address any potential issues. It also provides you with the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the new tool and prepare relevant course materials. This proactive approach ensures a seamless integration into your curriculum and a more effective learning experience for your students.

We will remain in contact with you through each step, from initial review and testing to final implementation, working to ensure the process is smooth, efficient, and aligns with the university’s educational objectives and technical standards. This collaborative approach ensures that all new applications and integrations enhance the learning experience and meet the diverse needs of our academic community. 

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