External tools available in Canvas

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Overview

Below is a list of external tools (also called LTI tools, LTI apps, or external apps) that have been reviewed and approved for use at Indiana University. Most are available in all Canvas courses, but some are restricted by campus, school, or department to comply with licensing agreements or other constraints. The listings below indicate availability by campus. Further restrictions are covered in footnotes.

Most of the tools integrated with Canvas are available for use by students, faculty, and staff without fee because IU or a sponsoring unit is covering the licensing costs. There are a few exceptions, including online textbooks and digital courseware and learning tools offered by textbook publishers. Tools that involve a direct charge to students have a checkmark in the "Student fee" column in the tables below. Tools that are ordered and billed through the IU eText program also have a check in the "eText" column.

A few of the tools on this page are either included in your course navigation menu, or appear in other parts of the Canvas user interface. Most, however, are hidden, which means you'll need to expose them if you want to use them. For more about installing and exposing external tools, see Add an external app to your course in Canvas.

Note:
Canvas is the primary learning management system (LMS) for IU, and all credit-bearing courses are automatically provisioned in Canvas. Additionally, a partnership between IU and edX allows IU to offer a limited number of credit and non-credit courses and programs via the edX platform. Currently, Inscribe is the only external tool available in IU's edX courses, but more may be added in the future. For more about IU's edX offerings, see About edX at IU.
Important:
As an instructor, if you use an application managed by a vendor with whom IU does not have a contract, and it collects protected student data, you may be subject to sanctions, according to university policy Disclosing Institutional Information to Third Parties (DM-02). If your intended use will collect any FERPA-protected data in a third-party tool, do not use it before working through appropriate institutional offices to get a contract with the service. For guidance, see CITL's Use of Cloud Services in Instruction and/or consult your campus teaching and learning center.

Tools under review

The following tools are currently being evaluated and are available on a limited basis through the Next.IU pilot program or campus-specific pilots. To learn more about the Next.IU initiative or sign up for a pilot, go to next.iu.edu.

  • Akindi: Auto-grade bubble-sheet exam forms without using a high-capacity scanner.
  • Badgr: Issue microcredentials (badges) to learners for completing non-credit courses or programs.
  • CircleIn: Study online with your classmates; pilot limited to specific courses at IU Kokomo.
  • GradeHub: Auto-grade bubble-sheet exam forms without using a high-capacity scanner.
  • Hypothesis: Collaboratively annotate PDFs and web resources or assign annotation tasks to students.
  • My Learning Analytics (MyLA): Monitor your academic progress and compare it to others in your class.
  • Powtoon: Create professional-quality animated videos and presentations.

Assessment

Student fee eText All courses Campus/school
IUB IUPUI IUE IUFW IUK IUN IUPUC IUSB IUS IUSM
Course Questionnaire (OCQ)
Conduct mid-term and end-of-semester course evaluations/questionnaires.
No  No  No  Yes Yes Yes Limited 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 
Examity
Third-party proctoring of online tests
No  No  Yes 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ExamSoft
Create and analyze computer-based exams, and prevent students from accessing local and online resources while taking exams.
No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  Yes
GoReact 3
Assess or collaborate with students on performance-based skills.
Yes Yes No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kaltura Quizzing
Add auto-graded questions to a video stored in Kaltura.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
LockDown Browser
Prevent students from accessing external resources while taking quizzes in Canvas.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Questionnaire Responses
View Course Questionnaire results.
No  No  No  Yes Yes Yes Limited 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 
Quick Check
Create inline assessments in Canvas.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RegisterBlast
Schedule proctored exam times at the IUPUI Testing Center.
No  No  No  No  Yes No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No 
Respondus Monitor
Automated proctoring of online tests
No  No  Yes 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Taskstream
Create an account or log into Taskstream Learning Achievement Tools, an application for the assessment of student learning.
No  No  No  No  Limited 4 No  No  No  No  No  Limited 4 Limited 4 No 
Taskstream Assignments
Create, submit, or grade a Taskstream assignment in Canvas.
No  No  No  No  Limited 4 No  No  No  No  No  Limited 4 Limited 4 No 
Top Hat
Ask questions and collect student responses in class.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Turnitin Plagiarism Framework
Use Turnitin for plagiarism detection.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Turnitin LTI tool
Use grading and feedback tools available in Turnitin Feedback Studio (PeerMark, QuickMarks, Turnitin Rubrics, and automated spelling and grammar checking).
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
View'em
Post a spreadsheet with scores, feedback, or other types of data for students to view.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WeBWorK
Create auto-graded homework assignments in mathematics.
No  No  No  Limited 5 No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No 
Notes:

1 At IUFW, OCQ and Questionnaire Responses are limited to courses in the Schools of Health Sciences, Nursing, and Social Work.

2 For current policy and procedure, see Assess student learning during COVID-19: Alternate assessment, Respondus Monitor, and Examity.

3 This tool must be added to your course by a Canvas administrator.

4 Limited to courses in the School of Education.

5 Limited to courses in mathematics.

Communication (real-time and asynchronous)

Student fee eText All courses Campus/school
IUB IUPUI IUE IUFW IUK IUN IUPUC IUSB IUS IUSM
Canvas Notifier
Send a Canvas message to a specific list of users.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CourseNetworking (CN Post)
Academic networking and asynchronous discussions in a format similar to Facebook
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Teams Meetings
Create an online meeting room for your class in Microsoft Teams.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multicourse Announcements
Post an announcement to multiple courses at the same time.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multicourse Messages
Send a Canvas message to two or more courses at the same time.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Piazza
Ask and answer questions in an asynchronous discussion format.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VoiceThread
Asynchronous discussions with a focus on visual media, such as a documents, photographs, slides, and videos
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Zoom
Participate in real-time web conferencing sessions.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Content creation, presentation, and management

Important:

Box cloud storage will be retired at Indiana University in spring 2021. Migration of IU's Box data began in June 2020. For details about cloud storage options at IU, see Storage @ IU.

After your files are migrated from Box, the Box versions become read-only. Migrations will be finished by March 2021, and access to Box will be terminated in May 2021.

Student fee eText All courses Campus/school
IUB IUPUI IUE IUFW IUK IUN IUPUC IUSB IUS IUSM
Box Course Folders
Collaborate on content stored in course folders, student drop boxes, and personal folders in Box at IU.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Box File Picker
Select, submit, and share files stored in Box at IU.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Broadcast
Distribute files to student accounts in Box at IU.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Canvas Commons
Store, find, import, and share course materials via the Canvas learning object repository.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ForClass
Present third-party and instructor-authored content, and track student engagement (primarily for business courses).
Yes No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Google Assignments
Create Google at IU My Drive assignments, and embed Google My Drive content.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Google Drive
Access, share, and collaborate on content stored in Google at IU accounts.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Inscribe 1
Create a learning support system that connects educators and learners.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IU eTexts (Unizin Engage)
Read electronic textbooks (eTexts) ordered through the IU eTexts initiative.
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IU Media Collections Online
Access audio and video recordings from IU collections and select scholarly projects.
No  No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 
Kaltura: Media Gallery
Create and manage a media collection for your course.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kaltura: My Media
Create and manage media in your personal collection in Kaltura.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MediaSite
Create and manage media in MediaSite, a video capture and management platform.
No  No  No  No  Limited 2 No  No  No  No  No  No  No  Yes
PlayPosit
Incorporate questions, reflections, web overlays, and other types of interactions into course videos.
No  No  No  Limited 3 No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No 
Pressbooks 1
Create an eBook and share it with your class.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reading Lists
Create and manage course reading lists of library resources.
No  No  No  Yes Yes Yes No  Yes No  Yes Yes Yes No 
UDOIT
Generate a report of accessibility issues in your Canvas course, and find resources for addressing them.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
YouTube
Search for, embed, and view publicly accessible YouTube videos.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notes:

1 This tool must be added to your course by a Canvas administrator.

2 At IUPUI, MediaSite is limited to courses in IN-DAST, IN-DENT, and IN-DHYG.

3 PlayPosit is limited to courses in the Kelley School of Business at IU Bloomington.

Course management

Student fee eText All courses Campus/school
IUB IUPUI IUE IUFW IUK IUN IUPUC IUSB IUS IUSM
Blueprint Manager
Create and manage course templates in Canvas.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Credo Courseware
Incorporate information literacy modules into your course.
No  No  No  No  No  No  No  Yes No  No  No  No  No 
Cross-listing Assistant
Cross-list course sections in Canvas.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IU Photo Roster
View and export course rosters with official university photos and email addresses.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
NameCoach
Record and listen to name recordings of class members. Select your own gender pronouns, and view gender pronouns for class members.
No  No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reapply Default Settings
Reset your course navigation and settings back to their defaults.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Roster Status Report
Track when students were added to or removed from your Canvas course roster.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
School of Liberal Arts Syllabus Supplement
View a supplement to the course syllabus for courses in the School of Liberal Arts.
No  No  No  No  Limited 1 No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No 
Search, Filter, and Manage Courses
View, filter, search, and group your course enrollments in this alternative to the Canvas "All Courses" page.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Start a New Course
Create a new course site in Canvas.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Syllabus Supplement
Add a syllabus supplement to Canvas for your campus, school, or department.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Unlock Course
Unlock or relock course after the term or course end date has passed.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notes:

1 Limited to courses in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.

Digital courseware and learning tools

Student fee eText All courses Campus/school
IUB IUPUI IUE IUFW IUK IUN IUPUC IUSB IUS IUSM
ALEKS 1
Access adaptive, interactive online course materials from McGraw-Hill.
Yes Yes No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cengage MindLinks
Access interactive online course materials from Cengage.
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CODIO 1
Access interactive course materials from CODIO.
Yes Yes No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evolve Link
Incorporate interactive online course materials from Elsevier Education into your course.
Yes No  No  Limited 2 Limited 2 Limited 2 Limited 2 Limited 2 Limited 2 Limited 2 Limited 2 Limited 2 No 
Knewton
Access interactive course materials from Knewton, a Wiley brand.
Yes No  No  Yes No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No 
Knowledge Matters 1
Access interactive case simulations from Knowledge Matters.
Yes Yes No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Labster 1
Access interactive virtual lab experiences.
Yes Yes No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Macmillan Higher Education
Access interactive online course materials from Macmillan.
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
McGraw-Hill Campus Connect
Access interactive online course materials from McGraw-Hill.
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pearson MyLab and Mastering
Access interactive online course materials from Pearson.
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pearson MyLabsPlus
Access interactive online course materials from Pearson.
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pearson Revel
Access interactive online course materials from Pearson.
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SIMnet 1
Access Microsoft Office training materials from McGraw-Hill.
Yes Yes No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vocareum 1
Access cloud-based computing labs and resources.
No  No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WileyPlus
Access interactive online course materials from Wiley.
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notes:

1 This tool must be added to your course by a Canvas administrator.

2 Limited to courses in BL-NURS, CO-NURS, EA-NURS, FT-DAST, FT-DHYG, FT-NURS, FT-RADX, IN-DAST, IN-DHYG, IN-NURS, IN-OCTH, IN-PTHR, IN-PULM, IN-RADI, KO-NURS, KO-RADI, NW-DAST, NW-DHYG, NW-NURS, NW-RADI, SB-DHYG, SB-NURS, SB-RADI, and SE-NURS.

Library research

Student fee eText All courses Campus/school
IUB IUPUI IUE IUFW IUK IUN IUPUC IUSB IUS IUSM
Library Research Guide
Access customized and general research guides with links to online content from the IUPUI Library.
No  No  No  No  Yes No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No 
IU Libraries
Access the IU Bloomington main library page.
No  No  No  Yes No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No 
Library Resources
Access the main library page for the campus with which the course is associated.
No  No  No  No  No  Yes No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 
Research Help
Access customized and general research guides with links to online content from the IUB Libraries.
No  No  No  Yes No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No 

Miscellaneous

Student fee eText All courses Campus/school
IUB IUPUI IUE IUFW IUK IUN IUPUC IUSB IUS IUSM
Campus course policies
Access campus-specific course policy information.
No  No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CORE ELMS
Manage clinical experiences and other types of externships.
No  No  No  No  Limited 1 No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No 
Course Interaction Summaries
Aggregated statistics on instructor interactions and feedback and student submission scores and timing
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IUSM Resources
Access online resources needed by IU School of Medicine students and faculty.
No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  Yes
NameCoach Recorder
Record your name and select your gender pronouns.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reports and Dashboards
View and access all course-level reports and analytics dashboards in Canvas.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Student Profile Report
See demographic and academic information about students in your class and department.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
University and School Policies
Access campus- and school-specific course policy information.
No  No  No  Limited 2 Limited 2 Limited 2 No  No  Limited 2 No  No  Limited 2 No 
WebDB
Access hosted environment for teaching/learning SQL Server database concepts and SQL programming.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notes:

1 At IUPUI, CORE ELMS is limited to courses in SHRS.

2 This tool is limited to courses in the School of Social Work.

SIS integration

Student fee eText All courses Campus/school
IUB IUPUI IUE IUFW IUK IUN IUPUC IUSB IUS IUSM
Export grades to SIS
Export course grades in an SIS-compatible format.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Faculty Center Administrative Withdrawal Roster
Access the Faculty Center Administrative Withdrawal Roster (redirects to the Faculty Center to select the desired course).
No  No  No  No  Yes No  Yes No  No  Yes No  No  No 
SIS Faculty Center
Access the SIS Faculty Center.
No  No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 
SIS Grade Roster
Access the SIS Grade Roster associated with the current course (redirects to the Faculty Center if the course has cross-listed sections).
No  No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 
SIS Performance Roster
Access the SIS Performance Roster associated with the current course (redirects to the Faculty Center if the course has cross-listed sections).
No  No  No  Yes No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No 

Student success

Student fee eText All courses Campus/school
IUB IUPUI IUE IUFW IUK IUN IUPUC IUSB IUS IUSM
ACE Tutoring
Learn about available tutoring services from the South Bend Academic Centers for Excellence.
No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  Yes No  No 
Boost
Send push notification reminders about upcoming due dates and recent course announcements.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brainfuse
Get live tutoring assistance for courses in specific disciplines.
No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  Limited 1 No 
IU Support Services
Learn about the resources and services available to students at IU Bloomington.
No  No  No  Yes No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No 
IUPUI Academic and Student Support Services 2
Learn about the resources and services available to students at IUPUI.
No  No  No  No  Yes No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No 
Share with my advisor (AdRx Token Generator) 3
Share a Canvas assignment submission with your academic advisor.
No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Student Engagement Roster (Faculty)
Provide timely class feedback to students to encourage them to engage in experiences that result in graduation.
No  No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 
Student Engagement Roster (Student)
View engagement feedback from your instructors.
No  No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 
Student Success Hub
Learn about the resources and services available to students at IU East.
No  No  No  No  No  Yes No  No  No  No  No  No  No 
Succeed at IU Southeast
Learn about the resources and services available to students at IU Southeast.
No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  No  Yes No 
Notes:

1 At IU Southeast, this tool is limited to courses in ANAT, BIOL, BUS, CHEM, and MATH.

2 At IUPUI, this tool is limited to courses in schools with undergraduate programs.

3 This tool requires assignment setup by UITS eLearning Design and Services.

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