Canvas LTI Tools - List of Publisher Tools


Introduction

Canvas can be extended by integrating external tools. Software companies, textbook publishers, and training websites all make Canvas external tools. Some are free, others must be purchased. Virginia Tech's Canvas external tools are categorized here based on broad categories for publisher tools, collaboration tools, multimedia tools, assessment tools, accessibility tools, and tools that didn't fit into those categories. For our main article on external tools, see Canvas - Requesting and Using External Tools (LTI Tools).

Instructors can request new external tools be added to Canvas.

  • Canvas administrators and Virginia Tech's legal, IT security, and software purchasing teams must review external tools before they can be integrated.
  • Only Virginia Tech, not Canvas, can add an external tool to Canvas or to your course site.
  • Not all requests can be fulfilled. 

To be easily integrated with Canvas, external tools should be designed according to the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard. Some companies refer to external tools them as LTI tools. Canvas external tools are considered applications or apps. Canvas and some companies refer to external tools as LTI apps or external apps.

This article covers publisher tools available in Canvas at Virginia Tech.

Contents

Instructions

Buzz Publish Anywhere

Background

Buzz Publish Anywhere supports deep linking to activities, which allows teachers to browse available content and choose to only add what they want to use in Canvas. 

Add Buzz Publish Anywhere to a Canvas Site

Click here to learn how to add deep linked articles in Canvas.

Get Help with Buzz Publish Anywhere

Buzz Publish Anywhere tools are supported by Buzz, not Canvas or Virginia Tech. For help: 

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Cengage Learning

Background

Link your Canvas and Cengage courses and activities to provide access to Cengage content from your Canvas course.

With this integration:

  • You and your students access your Cengage courses from Canvas.
  • Your students' grades for either the Cengage course or activities can be synced to Canvas.

For more information on incorporating Cengage content in Canvas, see: 

Add Cengage Learning to a Canvas Site

Adding the Cengage integration to a Canvas site is a two-step process: 

1) Integrate a Cengage Course with Your Canvas Course
  1. Open your Canvas course.
  2. Click Modules in the course navigation.
  3. Locate or create the module that will contain your course link
    • To create a course link in a new module:
      1. Click the three dots next to +Module.
      2. Click on Cengage.
    • To add a course link to an existing module:
      1. Locate the module and click the + icon.
      2. Set the dropdown to External Tool.
      3. Click on Cengage.
  4. If prompted, sign in to your Cengage account.
  5. Click Add Homework Platform.
  6. Select the textbook or product you want to use.
  7. Select an option to create a new Cengage course, link to an existing course, or copy an existing course.
  8. Complete the details for your Cengage course.
    9 Click Continue. A link to your Cengage course will be added to your module.
2) Add Links LTI Advantage to Cengage Activities

Linked graded activities are included in the Canvas gradebook unless you choose to exclude them.

  1. Open your Canvas course.
  2. Click Modules in the course navigation.
  3. Locate or create the module that will contain your activity links.
    • To add activity links in a new module:
      1. Click next to +Module.
      2. Click on Cengage.
    • To add activity links to an existing module:
      1. Locate the module and click the + icon.
      2. Set the dropdown to External Tool.
      3. Click on Cengage.
    • Alternatively, click Assignments in the course navigation and click to add activity links to the Assignments page.
  4. Click Select Content.
  5. Select activities to include in your course. By default, when you include a graded activity it is added to the Canvas gradebook. Due dates set in your Cengage course are synced to Canvas.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. If needed, click Add Item. The selected activity links are added to the module. If needed, you can reorganize the links in Canvas.

Use WebAssign with 3rd Party eBook not Licensed by Cengage

We highly recommend using the new Cengage integration as outlined above, but if you have an eBook that is not licensed through Cengage and would need to set up WebAssign, please follow the instructions below.

Instructors will set this up first: 

  1. Make sure your Canvas site is available.
    1. Check to see if WebAssign exists on the Apps list by going to Settings > Apps > View App Configurations.
  2. Set up your WebAssign course and add assignments.
    1. You must import at least one set of assignments to Canvas before a VT Canvas admin can link WebAssign. After that, you can import as many times as you’d like.
  3. In WebAssign, go to the class, click Edit Class Settings, and click the LMS Integration tab.
  4. Click Advanced Integration -> Set up / update Canvas. A popup with instructions will appear.
  5. Click the link under “1. Download information about your….” A cartridge with assignment info will be downloaded.
  6. In the Canvas site, click Import Content into this Course.
  7. For Content Type, click Canvas Course Export Package.
  8. For Source, choose the cartridge you just downloaded from WebAssign.
  9. For Content, click Select specific Content (you’ll choose the content in a subsequent step).
  10. Click Import.
  11. Once the import starts, click Select Content
    1. Choose all the assignments.
    2. Click on LTI External Tools (1) only if WebAssign does not already exist in App Configurations when you checked it in step 1.A. 
  12. Click Select Content. The content will import, and you’ll see one issue. This is because a VT Canvas admin needs to complete the linking process.
  13. Open an incident by going to the 4Help Portal, logging in, and clicking Get Help. Paste your course's Canvas URL and ask for a VT Canvas admin to complete the link to WebAssign in your course.

Get Help with Cengage Learning

Cengage tools are created and supported by Cengage, not by Canvas or Virginia Tech. For help:

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FlatWorld Knowledge

Background

FlatWorld Knowledge is a textbook publisher whose platform can be integrated with Canvas. Instructors can use FlatWorld to provide textbooks, homework, and supplemental materials. An instructor can embed FlatWorld Homework in a Canvas Assignment.

Use FlatWorld in Canvas

See Advice and answers from the FlatWorld Team for basics on how to use the FlatWorld platform.

Add FlatWorld Homework to Canvas Assignments
  1. In your course site, click Assignments.
  2. Click +Assignments.
  3. Title your assignment then scroll down to Submission Type.
  4. Change the type from Online to External Tool.
  5. Click Find.
  6. Scroll down and click FlatWorld Homework then click Select.
  7. Enter your course information and books, then click Confirm.
Create FlatWorld Assignments (in FlatWorld site)
Embed FlatWorld Assignments in Canvas
  1. After you create your assignment in FlatWorld, click Publish.
  2. In the prompt, click Embed in LMS.
  3. A warning pop-up will appear, click Embed in LMS.
  4. You will be redirected back to your assignment.
  5. In the Configure External Tool pop-up, click your assignment then click Select.
  6. Save your assignment.

Get Help with FlatWorld

FlatWorld tools are supported by FlatWorld, not Canvas or Virginia Tech. For help: 

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InQuizitive

Background

InQuizitive is a formative, adaptive quizzing tool that improves student understanding of important learning objectives with gaming elements that supports select Norton textbooks. Instructors can assign InQuizitive as pre-lecture assignments to ensure students come prepared to lectures, quizzes, and exams.

Resources

Use InQuizitive in Canvas

You can add InQuizitive to Assignments in Canvas. You will be using the external tool W. W. Norton LTI 1.3 Learning Tools and adding an integrated link to each assignment. See: Add Tool to an Assignment.

  1. Add an assignment by clicking Assignments in the left-hand menu of your course and then click the + Assignment button.
  2. Give it a descriptive name (e.g., Norton Activity) and fill out the assignment details.
  3. From the Submission Type list, choose External Tool and click Find.
  4. Click on W. W. Norton LTI 1.3 Learning Tools from the list and scroll down to the URL field.
  5. In the URL field, enter the URL provided by your Norton representative.
    • If using a product homepage, the URL will look like: https://ncia.wwnorton.com/productname-BOOKCODE, where product name is replaced with the name of the Norton tool and BOOKCODE is replaced with the code for the book you are using.
  6. Make sure Load In A New Tab is checked and click Select.
  7. Fill out the rest of the assignment details.
  8. Click Save & Publish.

Get Help with InQuizitive 

InQuizitive is supported by W. W. Norton, not Canvas or Virginia Tech. For help:

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LinkedIn Learning

Background

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform for professional development and skills training. Virginia Tech provides free LinkedIn Learning access to all active affiliates - faculty, staff, and students. 

Instructors can integrate LinkedIn Learning content with Canvas course sites in three ways:

  • Link to LinkedIn Learning content from Canvas tools that use the Rich Content Editor or External URL links. 
  • Create LinkedIn Learning assignments, graded or ungraded, that require students complete a video or course.
  • Create LinkedIn Learning module items. 

Use LinkedIn Learning in Canvas

For instructions, see Online Tutorials - How to Use LinkedIn Learning.

Get Help with LinkedIn Learning

See Getting Help in Online Tutorials - How to Use LinkedIn Learning.

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Macmillan Achieve

Background

Integrate Macmillan Achieve, formerly Sapling Learning, content into Canvas. 

Link Achieve with Canvas

To create the LTI content link:

  1. Log into Canvas and navigate to your courses home page.
  2. Click the Assignments tab in the left navigation pane.
  3. Click the +Assignment button.
  4. In the Assignment Name field, type in a name for your assignment.
  5. Scroll down to the Submission Type options.
  6. Click Find to search for an External Tool URL and a pop-up window will appear.
  7. In the list of links, click on Macmillan Achieve.
  8. Scroll to the bottom of the pop-up window and in the URL textbox, type the gateway URL that you are using.
  9. Click the checkbox for Load in a new tab.
  10. Click the Select button.
  11. Finish editing your assignment and click Save when you're done.
  12. Get help with Achieve

Get Help with MacMillan Tools

Macmillan tools are supported by Macmillan, not Canvas or Virginia Tech. For help, see: 

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Macmillan HE LaunchPad

Background

Integrate Macmillan e-Book sections, chapters, activities, videos, Learning Curve quizzes, and animations. Sync Macmillan grades with Canvas.  

Add LaunchPad to a Canvas Site

  1. Log in to Canvas and go to the site where you want to add LaunchPad.
  2. Click Modules, and click the [+] sign to add content to a Module. The Add Item to Module dialog will open. 
  3. In the Add Item to Module dialog, from the Add drop-down list, click External Tool. A list of external tools will appear.
  4. Scroll down and click Macmillan HE LaunchPad.

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  5. Click Connect with LaunchPad and sign in.

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  6. After you log in, go back and click Add Item.

Get Help with LaunchPad

Macmillan tools are supported by Macmillan, not Canvas or Virginia Tech. For help, see: 

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McGraw-Hill ALEKS

Background

McGraw-Hill ALEKS is an LTI tool that allows instructors to integrate McGraw-Hill content in their Canvas sites. The tool lets users include McGraw-Hill content, learning materials, and assessments into Canvas. It also connects McGraw assessments to the Canvas gradebook. ALEKS is a learning and assessment system for Math, Chemistry, Statistics, and Accounting. After quickly and accurately determining each student's precise knowledge of a subject, ALEKS helps the student work on the topics they are ready to learn. 

Add McGraw-Hill ALEKS to a Canvas Site

You can add McGraw-Hill ALEKS to Canvas to the Course Navigation Menu or to an Assignment: 

Get Help with McGraw-Hill ALEKS

McGraw-Hill tools are supported by McGraw-Hill, not by Canvas or Virginia Tech. To learn how to use them, see: 

For McGraw-Hill ALEKS technical support, see:

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McGraw-Hill Connect LTIA

Background

McGraw-Hill Connect is an LTI tool that allows instructors to integrate McGraw-Hill content in their Canvas sites. The tool lets users include McGraw-Hill content, learning materials, and assessments into Canvas. It also connects McGraw assessments to the Canvas gradebook. 

Add McGraw-Hill Connect to a Canvas Site

You can use McGraw-Hill Connect only on official course shells. See Canvas Site Types in Canvas in Canvas - Setting Up Course Sites (for Instructors).

You can deploy your McGraw-Hill Connect assignments to Canvas through Modules through the LTI Advantage integration.

Move to the new McGraw-Hill Connect LTIA

The McGraw-Hill integration in Canvas has been updated in Summer 2023. Below are some useful resources from McGraw-Hill to help you prepare your courses before deploying for Fall 2023: 

  1. Reuse Your Connect Course For a New Term
  2. Duplicate your Connect section
  3. Update Registration Dates in Connect (optional)
  4. Update due dates for new term in Connect
  5. Organizing your Canvas shell
    1. If you are using a blank Canvas shell, you can create folders & organize any non-Connect assignments then move forward with Step 6.
    2. If you are using a copied Canvas shell for Fall 2023 with prior Connect assignments, all Connect content and grade items will need to be deleted from the shell prior to pairing for Fall 2023. Instructor workflow.
    3. After your course is prepped, you would need to complete the Step 6 to pair using the LTI Advantage integration.
  6. Pairing Canvas with Connect LTIA:
    1. Video Tutorial
    2. PDF Instructions

Please note:

  • It is extremely important that you have deleted all Connect content and grade items out of your Canvas shell prior to pairing via LTIA Integration for the first time. Please follow the steps in this link to fully delete Connect content from Canvas.
  • You will select the McGraw Hill Connect LTIA option under Modules in your Canvas content folder(s) to pair with Connect. You will no longer go to Settings -> Navigation. 

Customer Success Representative scheduling links are below if you would like to schedule time to get your Connect courses ready for Fall.

Get Help with McGraw-Hill Connect

McGraw-Hill tools are supported by McGraw-Hill, not by Canvas or Virginia Tech. To learn how to use them, see: 

For McGraw-Hill technical support, see:

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McGraw-Hill SIMnet LTIA

Background

McGraw-Hill SIMnet is an LTI tool that allows instructors to integrate McGraw-Hill content in their Canvas sites. The tool lets users include McGraw-Hill content, learning materials, and assessments into Canvas. It also connects McGraw assessments to the Canvas gradebook. 

Add McGraw-Hill SIMnet to a Canvas Site

You can deploy your McGraw-Hill SIMnet assignments to Canvas through Modules through the LTI Advantage integration.

For step-by-step instructions, see:

  1. Instructor LMS Launch Point
  2. Instructor & Course Pairing
  3. Assignment Integration

Get Help with McGraw-Hill SIMNet

SIMnet is supported by McGraw-Hill, not by Canvas or Virginia Tech. For help, see:

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Pearson MyLab and Mastering

Background

  • Pearson MyLab features a homework and test manager and online course content
  • Pearson Mastering features wrong-answer feedback, a grade book, hints for students, and dynamic content. 
  • For more detailed information, see Features - MyLab and Mastering.  

Add Pearson MyLab and Mastering to Canvas

You can add Pearson MyLab and Mastering to Canvas to the Course Navigation Menu, to an Assignment, or to a Module. Please note that in Canvas, the tool is called Pearson Access now.

Get Help with Pearson Tools

Pearson tools are created and supported by the Pearson, not by Canvas or Virginia Tech.

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Pearson Revel 

Background

Pearson Revel is an external tool that can be used by both students and instructors. Student engagement and learning can be enhanced through narrative, videos, quizzes, and study tools. For more information, see: 

Add Pearson Revel to a Canvas Site

You can add Pearson Revel to a Canvas site's Course Navigation Menu, to an Assignment, or to a Module. Please note that in Canvas, the tool is called Pearson Access now.

Get Help with Pearson Tools

Pearson tools are created and supported by Pearson, not by Canvas or Virginia Tech.

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Pressbooks

Background

The Pressbooks LTI allows you to connect your Pressbooks network to Canvas in order to send results from learner activity from Pressbooks to the Canvas gradebook.

Use Pressbooks with Canvas

You can also create graded assignments manually, using the chapter’s launch URL. See Add Graded Activities to the LMS for details.

  1. Navigate to the Assignments tab of your Canvas course and click the +Assignment button.
  2. Edit the assignment fields as desired, including a name, description, point value, assignment group and grade display options.
  3. For Submission Type choose External Tool and click the Find button.
  4. In the new window, select the Pressbooks LTI tool and click Select.
  5. Under Enter or find an External Tool URL, paste the Launch URL for your Pressbooks graded activity into the URL field.
  6. Make sure you've filled out all the assignment fields for Assign to, where you can decide who to assign the assignment to, as well as the dates that this assignment will be displayed.
  7. Click Save. Your assignment is ready to be published, added to course modules, and assigned to or completed by students.

Get Help with Pressbooks

Pressbooks tools are created and supported by Pressbooks, not by Canvas or Virginia Tech.

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SCORM

Background

SCORM are technical standards for online learning products. SCORM enables online course content to be shared between different platforms. Canvas at Virginia Tech uses an external tool that can import SCORM content into course sites.

Read more about SCORM from the SCORM Community: SCORM Explained 201: A deeper dive into SCORM

Import SCORM Files

Learn how to import SCORM content into Canvas from the Canvas Guides: How do I import SCORM files as an assignment? 

Get Help with SCORM

Canvas Support supports SCORM. Click Help on any Canvas screen for a list of help options, including 24/7 chat and phone support.

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WileyPLUS

Background

WileyPLUS features:

  • Direct Links to Readings and Assignments: Giving instructors greater control over how they deliver information and allowing students to conveniently access their coursework.
  • Gradebook Synchronization: Offering total score or assignment-level grade integration to track all scores in one place.

Add WileyPLUS to a Canvas Site

You can add WileyPlus to a Canvas Assignment or Module: 

After adding WileyPlus, a popup will appear asking for your Wiley Product ID. For help finding it, see Course Section ID for New WileyPLUS or contact your Wiley representative.

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Get Help with WileyPLUS

The WileyPLUS tool is created and supported by WileyPLUS, not by Canvas or Virginia Tech.;

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