Guides for Integrated Tools in Canvas

Faculty can use integrated tools to build upon and enhance the native features in Canvas.

This page contains guides for integrated tools (also called LTI, external, or third-party tools and apps) that have been reviewed and approved for use at Georgetown University. Most integrated tools will need to be enabled in the course menu, however not all tools will display a link in course menu. Some are only enabled when using Assignments or Modules, or in the Rich Content Editor (RCE). Check out the sections below for information on how to enable integrated tools, what tools are available, and where to get help with specific tools.

Please note that the Georgetown help desk cannot support all integrated tools within Canvas. While we are dedicated to providing an effective online space for teaching and learning, the integrated tools that Canvas makes available are too numerous for us to adequately support. If you experience difficulty using the tools listed below, please click on the tool name and find the ‘Get Help’ or ‘Support’ link associated with the particular tool; and advise your students to do the same.

How do I enable integrated tools in Canvas?

Here’s how to enable tools in the various areas of your course:


What integrated tools are available in Canvas?

We’ve organized available tools into the categories below and included brief descriptions about each one. Click the name of the tool to obtain step-by-step guides and to get support.

Note: If you want to use a tool in Canvas, and don’t see it listed below, an instructor or staff member can request a formal review of a tool.

Assessment

Tool NameEnabled via _____________
LockDown Browser: A custom web browser that locks down the testing environment, and prevents students from accessing external web resources while taking quizzes in Canvas. When enabled on the course menu this item is not visible to students.[X] Course Menu
[ ] Assignments
[ ] Modules
[ ] RCE
Plagiarism Review (Turnitin): Check students’ work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against numerous online databases, and provide inline comments and grading via Canvas’ SpeedGrader.[ ] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[ ] Modules
[ ] RCE
Turnitin External Tool: Check students’ work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against numerous online databases, and provide inline comments and grading via Turnitin’s Feedback Studio.[ ] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[ ] Modules
[ ] RCE
SCORM: Allows instructors who have created multimedia assessments in tools like Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline to deliver those packages in Canvas. When enabled on the course menu this item is not visible to students.[X] Course Menu
[ ] Assignments
[ ] Modules
[ ] RCE
Google Assignments: Brings the collaborative tools of Google Apps to your course, allowing instructors to embed content from Google Drive into their courses, create and share Google doc or sheet templates with students, and allow students to use items from their Google Drive as assignment submissions.[ ] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[X] RCE

Collaboration and Communication

Tool NameEnabled via _____________
Beagle: Provides a platform where users practice analyzing information, coming up with solutions to issues, and learning both independently and in groups.[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
Ed Discussion: Provides an online threaded discussion platform that allows instructors and students to interact asynchronously by posting text comments and questions, files, and more to discussion forums.[X] Course Menu
[ ] Assignments
[ ] Modules
[ ] RCE
Google Assignments: Brings the collaborative tools of Google Apps to your course, allowing instructors to embed content from Google Drive into their courses, create and share Google doc or sheet templates with students, and allow students to use items from their Google Drive as assignment submissions.[ ] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[X] RCE
Hypothesis: Students and teachers can add comments and start conversations in the margins of their texts (PDF), and external webpages; as well as see and comment on each other’s annotation.[ ] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
Piazza: Allows students to ask questions in a forum-type format. Instructors are able to moderate the discussion, along with endorsing accurate answers.[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
Perusall: Students and teachers can annotate over and start conversations around online textbooks, articles, PDFs, and external webpage. Students can automatically receive grades on their annotations.[X] Course Menu
[ ] Assignments
[ ] Modules
[ ] RCE
VoiceThread: Allows students and their instructors to create asynchronous conversations around images, documents, presentations and videos.[ ] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
Yellowdig: A discussion platform to communicate and collaborate about class content and share a broad array of learning resources (e.g., videos, news articles, blogs and more).[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
Zoom Conferencing: Faculty can use the Zoom Conferencing tool in their Canvas courses to schedule meetings with students and hold online office hours.[X] Course Menu
[ ] Assignments
[ ] Modules
[ ] RCE

Course Evaluations

Tool NameEnabled via _____________
Course Evaluation: In Summer 2022, GU Main Campus courses will launch a new course evaluation system, BLUE. The School of Medicine and Law run their own systems.[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
Law Course Eval: This tool is only available for courses in the Law School. For assistance with this tool Law School faculty and students should contact: lawevaladmin@georgetown.edu[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE

Digital Courseware and Publishers

Tool NameEnabled via _____________
BN Bookstore: Link your course with the campus bookstore, where students will see the materials selected for your course, and be able to purchase those materials.[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
BN Faculty Resources: Used for researching, adopting, and sharing textbooks and course materials; making it easier for students to access a variety of affordable options in all the formats available from the bookstore. When enabled on the course menu this item is not visible to students.[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
Cengage: Provides the ability for the instructor to link their Canvas course to their Cengage Learning material. When enabled on the course menu this item is not visible to students.[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
FlatWorld Homework: Provides the ability for the instructor to link their Canvas course to their FlatWorld content, and create and administer assignments that are automatically graded and recorded in the Canvas gradebook.[ ] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
Lingco: An online personalized language learning platform that can be linked to a Canvas course. It provides instructors with real-time insights on where their students are struggling and uses machine learning to recommend activities and content for the instructors to assign.[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
Macmillan Learning: Provides the ability for the instructor to link their Canvas course to their Macmillan Learning products. This includes the polling tool iClicker Cloud.[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
McGraw-Hill Campus DI / Connect: Provides the ability for the instructor to link their Canvas course to their McGraw-Hill Campus products.[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
myBusinessCourse: Provides the ability for the instructor to link their Canvas course to their myBusinessCourse material.[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
MyLab and Mastering: Provides the ability for the instructor to link their Canvas course to their MyLab and Mastering material.[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
Pearson Access: Provides the ability for the instructor to link their Canvas course to their Pearson material.[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[X] RCE
W. W. Norton: Provides the ability for the instructor to link their Canvas course to their W.W. Norton material.[ ] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE

Lecture Capture and Media Management

Tool NameEnabled via _____________
Panopto: Record lectures and presentations using your computer’s audio, video, and desktop screen. Recordings (or other media) can be uploaded from your computer and shared with students in your Canvas course.[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[X] RCE
ShareStream – Media Manager: Primarily used as an interface for faculty to organize media files and folders, copy media, and upload new media files. Can also be used for media playback.[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
ShareStream – Pick-n-Play: Primarily used for media playback and adding engagement activities like student media assignments. It can also be used to copy media from one course to another and upload new media files too.[X] Course Menu
[ ] Assignments
[ ] Modules
[ ] RCE
ShareStream Tools: Embed ShareStream media files to Canvas course Pages, Assignments, or anywhere the Rich Content Editor appears in Canvas.[ ] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[X] RCE

Library Research

Tool NameEnabled via _____________
GU Library: Dynamically redirects users to the appropriate Georgetown library websites based on school:
– Law Center directs to Law Library
– GUMC directs to Dahlgren Memorial Library
– Qatar campus directs to GU-Q Library
– Main campus and all other schools direct to Lauinger Library
[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
Library Guide: Add a link to or content from LibGuides, E-Reserves, LibCal, and LibAnswers directly into course Modules, Assignments, or on your course menu.[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
Library Guides: Add content from LibGuides, E-Reserves, LibCal, and LibAnswers directly into course Pages. Note: The DML Library Guides is recommended for use only as a module item.[ ] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[X] RCE

Miscellaneous

You will notice the following course menu items are included in every Canvas course by default, as mandated by various working committees out of the provost’s office: Accessibility Resources, Health Resources, University Policies.

Tool NameEnabled via _____________
Accessibility Resources: Redirects users to the Georgetown accessibility website.[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
Daily Student COVID-19: Redirects to GUFaculty360 and provides a daily course-specific summary of students in isolation or quarantine for reasons related to COVID-19 and; therefore, unable to attend class in person. When enabled on the course menu this item is not visible to students.[X] Course Menu
[ ] Assignments
[ ] Modules
[ ] RCE
Health Resources: Dynamically redirects users to the appropriate Georgetown heath resource websites based on school and course role.[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE
Photo Roster: Shows students name, GoCard photos and Georgetown email address. When enabled on the course menu this item is not visible to students.[X] Course Menu
[ ] Assignments
[ ] Modules
[ ] RCE
University Policies: Redirects users to the Georgetown policies website.[X] Course Menu
[X] Assignments
[X] Modules
[ ] RCE

Tools Under Review

The following tool(s) are currently being evaluated, and are not yet ready to be installed in Canvas:

Tool Name
Top Hat (Courseware): Allow professors to sync grading and class roster information between Canvas and Top Hat.
GitHub Classroom: Allow professors to sync grading and class roster information between Canvas and Github Classroom.

Request a Tool

Do you have a tool that has an integration to Canvas? We can make that happen!

Integrated tools can be used in individual courses, across courses in a particular school or department, or for all courses in Canvas; but they must first be configured by Georgetown Canvas admins. Teachers, designers, and TAs in Canvas do not have permissions to add new Integrated tools in courses. Georgetown Canvas admins will configure new Integrated tools only when a review of the tool, including a data security and privacy review have been made.

Since Integrated tools in Canvas can send data, such as student-identifying information and student grade data, to third-party or vendor systems, it is critical to ensure that sharing any data with third-party systems via Canvas is done securely and in accordance with University policies to preserve ownership of the data, safeguard confidentiality and integrity, and protect students’ rights. Also, any tool that is widely used at the university needs to have documented compliance with our accessibility policies.

We encourage faculty members to start their requests as early as possible and well before the semester starts. Working with vendors to complete required agreements can take weeks and even months; please plan accordingly, and make your request as far in advance as possible.

REQUEST A CANVAS TOOL OR FEATURE

Note: Prior to any contracts being signed by any GU department or entity, UIS must be given access to the requested tool in order to complete a thorough review and analysis.


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