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Tools to Enhance Canvas

External tools or apps are an easy way to add new features to Canvas. They can be added to individual courses or all courses in an account. Once configured, you can link to them through course modules and create assignments or assessment tools. Listed below are apps developed here at K-State and by third-parties.

The tools in Canvas will continue to grow. Follow the links below for the most commonly used tools.

Use Canvas as a Classroom Response System

Classroom Response is an often requested option within Canvas. Some instructors at K-State have piloted using built-in Canvas features instead of a third-party tool. Below is a presentation from Brian Lindshield, K-State associate professor in Nutrition, discussing how he uses Canvas for classroom engagement and response.

Third-Party Apps

Apps are an easy way to add new features to Canvas. Apps can be added to individual courses or all courses at a department, college, or university level.

The following third-party apps are supported in Canvas at a university level:

  • Dropbox
  • Examity - specific use by Global Campus
  • GitHub
  • Graph Builder
  • McGraw-Hill Campus
  • McGraw-Hill Connect
  • OneDrive
  • Pearson My Labs & Mastering
  • Quizlet
  • SoftChalk Cloud
  • WileyPlus
  • WW Norton - InQuizitive
  • YouTube

For step-by-step instructions on how to add a K-State supported app to your course, view the Add a supported third-party app to Canvas article.

Request a Third-Party App

Division of Information Technology is investigating additional apps that can be added to Canvas. If you would like an app added to Canvas at an institutional, college, department, or course level, complete this form. You will need to provide a contact person, URL for the company, and a use case for the app. Some apps are free and easy to add to Canvas, but some may require additional integration work and costs.