Third Party Tools

Interested in having a third party tool piloted?

If you are interested in having a third party tool piloted, please submit your request via LMS Help. Please note that not all requested third party tools may be installed for piloting; all requested third party tools must go through verification testing and review.

The below third party tools are available through Canvas.

  • New Gradebook [Available as of 5/2/19] is an enhanced way to display your gradebook in Canvas. The feature makes grading more flexible, intuitive, and elevates the Gradebook users experience. Learn more about New Gradebook features.
  • Adobe Connect is an online collaboration tool that provides instructors and students with a digital meeting space to host video conferences, share screens and resources, and chat with other users.
  • Akindi is a tool that allows you to create, and print bubble response sheets using regular paper.
  • Barnes and Noble - Purchase Course Materials allows students to purchase course content from various publishers through B&N
  • Barnes and Noble - Research and Adopt Course Materials lets instructors browse educational content offered through B&N and adopt course materials.
  • Bongo is a video assessment and soft skill development platform with built-in online collaboration tools.
  • Canvas Commons is a digital library of educational content that enables educators to find, import, and share resources.
  • Cengage Learning MindLinks provides direct access to Cengage Learning Resources from within a Canvas course.
  • Course Videos  (Mediasite Catalog) allows instructors to display FIU hosted Mediasite videos in one area viewable to students.
  • Curriculum Builder lets instructors add library material as course readings from within Canvas.
  • Due Date Changer allows users to change the dates of assignments, assessments, and graded discussion boards all in one place. Learn more about using Due Date Changer.
  • ExamSoft is a secure exam creation and administration platform that integrates directly with Canvas.
  • FIU Check-In is a third-party attendance tool that can be used in Canvas.
  • FIU Online Accordion lets you create and add content that can be toggled (show/hide) in any Canvas text editor.
  • Google Apps allows instructors to include collaborations, content sharing, engaging course content, and assignment distribution within Canvas. Students can collaborate with their peers and instructors on individual and group assignments.
  • Honorlock is a secure exam proctoring service that integrates directly with Canvas.
  • iClicker Cloud (REEF) lets instructors easily track student attendance and administer in-class quizzes and polls.
  • iClicker Student Registration lets students easily register their iClicker remote with their Canvas course.
  • Knewton is an adaptive learning platform with structured and openly available content, that fully integrates into Canvas.
  • LibGuides lets you add content from LibGuides, E-Reserves, LibCal, and LibAnswers directly into Canvas.
  • Lynda.com is an online video content library. Links can be added within Canvas modules, directing users to Lynda.com already logged in.
  • Macmillan Learning allows instructors to include Macmillan course content directly within Canvas.
  • McGraw Hill Campus provides access to McGraw Hill’s interactive resources tied to course content and textbooks from within Canvas.
  • McGraw Hill Connect is an adaptive learning platform, powered by McGraw Hill’s turnkey content, your own, or a combination of both that integrates with your Canvas course.
  • NBC Learn provides access to thousands of video clips from the NBC News archives that can be linked within Canvas.
  • Office 365 allows students and instructors to use, create, share, and collaborate on Office 365 files within Canvas.
  • Pearson MyLab and Mastering lets instructors link from a Canvas course to allow students to directly access Pearson MyLab and Mastering content.
  • Pearson REVEL lets instructors include dynamic content in a Canvas course, including narrative, videos, quizzes, and study tools, from Revel.
  • ProctorU is a secure exam proctoring service that integrates directly with Canvas.
  • Quiz Extensions allows instructors to select students from the class roster and extend their allotted time for all existing quizzes in the course at once. Learn more about using Quiz Extensions.
  • RealizeIT is an adaptive and personalized learning platform that integrates directly within Canvas.
  • Redirect Tool lets instructors add links to external web resources, with the option to load directly within Canvas or open in a new page.
  • Respondus LockDown Browser is an exam administration tool that locks down the student’s testing environment while taking an exam.
  • Respondus StudyMate Campus makes it easy for teachers and students to create flash cards, self-assessments, and learning games. Its main purpose is to provide students with interactive games for self-assessment.
  • Respondus StudyMate Class lets instructors and students create flashcards, self-assessments, and learning games from within Canvas.
  • Roll Call Attendance Tracker tracks student attendance within a Canvas course.
  • SCORM lets SCORM ZIP files be imported into a Canvas course as assignments, discussions, or quizzes.
  • Slideshare allows content to be embedded within a Canvas course from https://www.slideshare.net.
  • Turnitin Feedback Studio in Canvas is an educational tool for promoting academic integrity and enhancing student learning. Instructors can use Feedback Studio when grading Turnitin assignments in Canvas.
  • Turnitin Plagiarism Framework Tool allows for Turnitin's Plagiarism check to be integrated directly into the Canvas Assignment submission box, providing an additional way to check students' work. Please note that this tool is separate from the Turnitin Feedback Studio Tool.
  • UDOIT is a tool that helps gauge a course’s ADA compliance to assist elevated users with editing or adding additional accessibility formatting needed.
  • VoiceThread is a collaborative communication tool that allows text, audio, video, voice, and annotated communication within a Canvas course.
  • WileyPLUS is a research-based online environment for effective teaching and learning. Provide students direct access to WileyPLUS content from within a Canvas course.
  • YouTube is a video hosting platform. Instructors and students can search for and add publicly available YouTube videos in a Canvas course.
  • Zoom is an online conference tool that offers quality video, audio and screen-sharing capabilities that can be used to host webinars, online lectures, online trainings, virtual meetings, and video conferences. With Zoom, users can collaborate over mobile devices, laptops, desktops, telephone and room systems.

Piloted Tools
The following tools are only available in certain courses where they are being piloted for Summer 2019.

  • Arc is a communication tool within Canvas, that allows students and instructors to use video and audio to interact and collaborate. Learn more about Arc features.
  • Quizzes.Next is a new quiz creation tool inside of Canvas. As this tool was recently released, we still recommend users continue to use regular Canvas quizzes. Learn more about Quizzes.Next features.
  • Analytics Beta is a tool that provides improved analytics for tracking student data. Since this new tool by Canvas is in Beta, we recommend users continue to use the regular course analytics until Analytics Beta is formally released. Learn more about Analytics Beta.
  • Chem101 is a chemistry specific tool that allows students to interact with and respond to an instructor in real time, and receive automated feedback to use in classroom discussions.
  • Connect4Education is fully integrated learning environment including, rich communication tools, offline multimedia access robust assessments and full ADA 508 compliance.
  • iMathAS is a web-based math assessment tool for delivery and automatic grading of math homework and tests. Questions are algorithmically generated and numerical, and math expression answers can be computer graded.
  • iPeer is a tool used to develop and deliver rubric-like evaluations for peer reviews. The tool fully integrates with Canvas and can import course rosters, groups, and sync grades back to Canvas.
  • Labster is a tool for science courses that allows students to go through simulations of experiments in a laboratory setting.
  • Playposit is an easy-to-use tool that lets teachers add interactivity to streaming video content from popular sites like YouTube and Vimeo.
  • Practice.xyz is a video based tool that allows instructors to prompt and ask questions to students as their lecture video plays. If enabled, students can also respond with a video recording of their own.
  • Typsy is a tool that is a repository of videos of various hospitality management topics that can be added as lessons to assignments. Typsy also allows for instructors to track a student’s progress in watching the lessons assigned to them.
  • zyBooks is a tool for creating interactive content that helps students learn challenging topics.