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Canvas Apps

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 available.


A list of preconfigured and installed apps

Getting Started

If you are just beginning to use external apps in your course these articles contain helpful information to get you started.


How 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 system performance.


To request that an app be whitelisted, please see How to Request an External App

UNF Canvas Integrations

aPlus+ Attendance

aPlus+ Attendance is an automated attendance tool that integrates manual or automated attendance features into Canvas. aPlus+ Attendance allows instructors to take attendance manually using custom statuses, automatically via Zoom integration, or by providing a secret code that students can enter on the Canvas website or app.


aPlus+ Attendance

Canvas Studio

Canvas Studio 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 Canvas Studio media with the Insights analytics tool.


Canvas Studio

Classroom Clickers

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.


Classroom Clickers


Honorlock is a proctoring service available for Distance Learning and Remote Instruction courses at UNF. Honorlock provides services similar to what a student would experience when visiting a testing center, with identity verification and capture of that ID, and monitoring and recording of the testing environment. The service uses a Chrome extension and records the webcam and screen activity during the exam period.



Library Guide

The Library Guide tool embeds library resources and student assistance directly within your course. You can learn more about the integration on the library guide Online Learning Library Services.

Narrated PowerPoints

Narrated PowerPoints are created using a computer with a microphone and either Canvas Studio or Office 365. For Mac users an application called can be used Keynote, as can Canvas Studio.


Narrated PowerPoints

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.


LockDown Browser

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.




Turnitin is an originality checking tool that identifies potentially plagiarized and improperly cited text using a database of sources.