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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.

To see a list of preconfigured and installed apps click here.

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

Canvas Studio (formerly Arc)

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.

Learn More About 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.

Learn More About Clickers 


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.

Learn More About Examity   

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 a PowerPoint add-on called, Office Mix. For Mac users an applications called Keynote is used.

Learn More About 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.

Learn More About RPNow 

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.

Learn More About 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.

Learn More About Respondus 


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

Learn More about Turnitin