External Tools for Canvas

The tools below are available to be used with any course in Canvas. Some can be added to the Course Navigation menu if desired, but in general it isn't necessary to do so. Most tools can be used as an external tool in a module or in an assignment, and a few include the ability to be included in text via the editor button.

Notes

Course Navigation Menu
By default, only the Chat tool is in the course navigation menu by default.
Assignments & Modules
In general, any tool that is available to be added to a module can also be used for an assignment.
App Name
Add to Course Menu
Module
Editor Button
Description
Attendance
Yes
Yes
No
LTI tool for accessing Qwickly Attendance.
Box
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embed files from Box
Campus Pack Blog
Yes
Yes
No
The Campus Pack Blog is a space for students to collaborate on projects and comment on each other's work. While posts contain individual entries, the collaboration is centered around instructor feedback, commenting, rating, or voter widgets. Blogs can be deployed in a course, group, or individual manner.
Campus Pack Course Collab Space
Yes
Yes
No
The Campus Pack Blog is a space for students to collaborate on projects and comment on each other's work. While posts contain individual entries, the collaboration is centered around instructor feedback, commenting, rating, or voter widgets. Blogs can be deployed in a course, group, or individual manner.
Campus Pack Journal
Yes
Yes
No
Campus Pack Personal Space
No
Yes
No
Campus Pack Podcast
Yes
Yes
No
The Campus Pack podcast is a collaborative tool that allows students and instructors to build one or more pages of a course website. All students or groups can create a collection of pages and share with the course, a group or the entire world.
Campus Pack Wiki
Yes
Yes
No
The Campus Pack Wiki is a collaborative tool that allows students and instructors to build one or more pages of a course website. All students or groups can create a collection of pages and share with the course, a group or the entire world.
Canvas Commons
No
No
Yes
Find and share course content
Cengage
Yes
Yes
No
Cengage Learning provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration on Canvas for administrators, instructors, and class participants. The Cengage LMS integration noticeably reduces the time and energy required to set up courses, sign into the system, find the right set of materials for the current unit or assignment, correct online assignments, and post scores for graded assignments.
Chat
Yes
Yes
No
A very handy tool for hosting live chat sessions.
Course Reserves
Yes
Yes
No
Ares Course Reserves
Echo360
Yes
Yes
Yes
The EchoCenter is a content portal used by Echo360 faculty and students to access their rich media recordings and for faculty to view usage statistics for the captured lectures.
Ensemble Quiz
No
Yes
Yes
Embed quizzes created with ensemble.temple.edu
Ensemble Video
No
Yes
Yes
Embed videos and playlists from Ensemble Video
Examity-SSO
No
Yes
No
Examity Installed App
Films On Demand
No
Yes
Yes
Search available Films On Demand videos. A new icon will show up in your course rich editor letting you search Films On Demand and click to embed videos in your course material.
Google Apps
Yes
Yes
Yes
Allows you to pull in documents from Google Drive to Canvas
LTI Maps
No
Yes
Yes
This LTI Tool enables you to easily embed a Google Map into your course
Library
Yes
Yes
No
Automatically matched Temple library content and tools for your Canvas course.
Library Resources
No
Yes
Yes
Choose Temple library content and tools for your Canvas course.
LinkedIn Learning
No
Yes
No
MH Connect
Yes
Yes
No
Provides access to McGraw Hill's interactive resources tied to course content and textbooks. This app auto-logs users into MH-Campus from within course material.
Macmillan Learning
Yes
Yes
No
MyEducator CanvasConnect
No
Yes
No
Seamlessly connect your students directly to their content and assignments on MyEducator
MyLab and Mastering
Yes
Yes
No
New Analytics
Yes
Yes
No
Analytics pages for Canvas
Office 365
Yes
Yes
Yes
Allows you to pull in documents from Office 365 to Canvas
Pearson Revel
Yes
Yes
No
PowerBi
No
Yes
No
Add links to external web resources that show up as navigation items in course, user or account navigation. Whatever URL you specify is loaded within the content pane when users click the link.
Quizzes 2
No
Yes
No
Quizzes LTI is an LTI Assignment based solution for delivering LMS-based quizzes
Roll Call
Yes
Yes
No
A very handy tool for creating seating charts and keeping track of attendance.
SCORM
Yes
No
No
Provides interaction with the Rustici SCORM platform
SCORM Cloud
No
Yes
No
Delivers SCORM packages in a standardized way across learning platforms. Robust SCORM engine with built-in grade passback and activity tracking. [Sign up for a SCORM Cloud account](https://cloud.scorm.com/sc/guest/SignUpForm) and upload your SCORM packages to get started. A consumer key and secret are automatically generated for each package, and can be retrieved from the package settings page.
Search Cherry & White
Yes
No
No
0 - Non-published app; Used for adding people by search.
TED Ed
No
Yes
Yes
Search YouTube videos in the TEDEd Channel. A new icon will show up in your course rich editor letting you search the TEDEd channel and click to embed videos in your course material.
TurningPoint Registration
Yes
Yes
No
This app give instructors the option to enable Turning Technologies registration from within their course. Instructors and Student will use the link to link their LMS account to TurningPoint
Turnitin
No
Yes
No
Vimeo
No
Yes
Yes
Vimeo is a video sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos. The community of Vimeo includes indie, professional, and novice filmmakers.
VoiceThread
Yes
Yes
No
W. W. Norton.
No
Yes
No
WileyPLUS
No
Yes
No
WileyPLUS is a research-based online environment for effective teaching and learning.
YouTube
No
Yes
Yes
Search publicly available YouTube videos. A new icon will show up in your course rich editor letting you search YouTube and click to embed videos in your course material.
Zoom
Yes
Yes
No