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Canvas External Tools (LTIs)

External digital tools (third party software) can be added to Canvas to add new features or functionality, such as publisher materials and specialized tools. See Canvas guides for details

In Canvas, CSU has a number of external tool integrations. These integrations usually use an LTI (Learning Tool Interoperability) to connect these tools to Canvas.

Some external tools can be added to a course module or course assignments. See below for "How To's".
Some can be “enabled” to add a link on the left course menu. Here's how to make a tool link visible:

  1. In your course, click Settings, and click the Navigation tab.
  2. In the section at the bottom, find the tool and drag it up to the top section.
  3. Click Save.

External Tools Approved for Use in Canvas

Below is the current list of external tools that were reviewed and approved for use in Canvas.

If you have a link in your Canvas course to one of the tools below, and you have a question on how to use the product, please contact the vendor for support.

Vendor/Product Documentation and Support Phone Number
CIDI Design Tools
Add images/sections to pages, create modules, due date modifier.
CIDI Design Tools Documentation  
Lydia Page ( (970) 492-4707
Echo360 Cloud
Video lecture capture and recording
Add Echo360 to your Canvas course  
CSU Echo360 Help  
Engage by UNIZIN
E-text reader
CSU Engage Manager:  
Stan Kruse (TILT) ( )  
Add Engage to a Canvas Course  
CSU Libraries course reserve
Add Course eReserve to Canvas course (970) 491-1868
CSU eReserve Questions  
Classroom response system
Integrate iClicker with Canvas  
CSU iClicker page  
Macmillan LaunchPad
Access to Macmillan online learning materials
Add LaunchPad to course module  
Macmillan Support Center (faculty/students) (800) 936-6899
McGraw Hill Campus / Connect
Access to McGraw Hill online learning materials
Add McGraw Hill link to Canvas module  
Instructor and Student Support (800) 331-5094
Pearson MyLab
Access to Pearson MyLab online materials
Add Pearson MyLab link to Canvas module  
Instructor Support (888) 433-8435
Student Support (800) 677-6337
Online test proctoring software used by CSU Online students.
Add ProctorU to Canvas Course (855) 772-8678
Student Information  
CSU Proctored Exams (970) 491-6498
Video tools to support assignments and meetings
General Information, Documentation, Online Support  
Student Support  
Instructor Support  

Requests for New External Apps