Adding an External
App to Your Course or Account in Canvas
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
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.
UNF Canvas Integrations
Arc is a media solution which provides the means to manage and embed video, and audio, content in your Canvas courses. Create engaging discussions by utilizing the in timeline commenting feature and see how students are viewing Arc media with the Insights analytics tool.
Clickers provide a tool to engage students and assess knowledge. Questions are displayed for each student to view and respond to with a remote control device. The results are then displayed, providing instant feedback to instructors and students.
Examity is a live proctoring service available for distance learning courses at UNF. A live proctor authenticates the identity of the test taker and monitors them in real time during the entire exam.
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Remote Proctor Now (RPNow)
RPNow actively detects and prevents multiple applications from running before and during an exam. Enhanced browser security prevents screen shots, desktop capture, remote access, virtual machines, hot keys, copy and paste, and more.
Respondus LockDown Browser
LockDown Browser restricts students to just the Canvas testing environment. When students take tests in a LockDown Browser, they are unable to print, copy, visit other websites, access other applications, or close a quiz until it is submitted for grading.
Respondus Quiz Creation
Respondus Quiz Creation gives instructors the capability to import exam questions from a word or text file straight into Canvas. Instructors can also import questions from publishers test banks.
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