Using Canvas External Apps (sometimes called LTI tools), instructors
can easily add new features to Canvas courses. Canvas apps can be added to an
individual course, or to all the courses in an institution. Once an app is installed
in Canvas, instructors can link to the app from course modules, use it to
create assignments for assessment tools, or add it to a course's navigation.
Some apps are not preconfigured at the institutional level
but are available for you to install at the course level, and they are referred
to as whitelisted apps. Installed apps
are ready to be used within your course content areas or from the course menu whereas
whitelisted apps require you to configure them for your course before they are
available. To see a list of preconfigured and installed apps click here.
If you are just beginning to use external apps in your
course these articles contain helpful information to get you started.
to View Available External Apps: Contains information on how to view
installed and whitelisted apps from within your course.
How to Use External Apps: This article covers the different ways you can access
an external app from within your course.New External App Requests
Each request to add an external app is carefully evaluated
to determine if the integration provides significant value and can improve the
teaching and learning process, while maintaining security, reliability, and
To request that an app be whitelisted, please see How
to Request an External App.
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