Learning Tool Integrations

What is an LTI?

Below is a list of external learning toolsalso known as LTI, that are integrated within Canvas by Penn State. Although some may be visible within your course already, most are hidden by default, so you will need to display them. Additional tools may be installed in certain courses based on your school or department. For more about displaying learning tools, see the knowledge base article on how to incorporate LTI integrations in your Canvas course. 

If you would like to suggest a learning tool for consideration and potential integration in Canvas, please submit an inquiry through the learning tool interest form. 
If you are having an issue with one of the learning tools, you can report the issue to the Penn State IT Service Desk.

Current Learning Tools

While most LTIs are available for all courses Universitywide, some LTIs are only available to select schools or departments, such as Penn State World Campus. Please check the availability listed under each tool’s description. 

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Credo is a library tool that provides reference tools to perform research at any level of study. This collection includes over 650 titles with particular emphasis on subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and reference handbooks. Subject coverage is diverse and equipped to address all key disciplines.

Availability: University-Wide

Resources from Credo

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Examity is a proctoring tool used for proctoring exams. Examity provides a flexible test integrity solution including live, recorded and fully automated solutions.

Availability: University-Wide (fees apply)

Resources from Examity


McGraw-Hill Learning Tools

Campus is textbook tool that can link a Canvas course with a McGraw-Hill textbook. Grades earned in McGraw-Hill Campusquizzes and assignments can be synced with the Canvas Gradebook.

SIMnet is an easy-to-use online training and assessment solution for Microsoft Office that provides students with life-long access and unlimited practice on Microsoft Office in addition to file management, and operating systems content.

ALEKS is a web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn’t know in a course.

Availability: University-Wide

Resources from McGraw-Hill

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Piazza is a robust discussion board. Anonymity options to encourage everyone to ask and answer questions. Instructor endorsements of good questions and answers let instructors push the class in the right direction.

Availability: University-Wide

Resources from Piazza

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Turnitin is a web-based writing assessment toolkit which allows instructors to provide feedback to students through markup tools, rubrics, proofing tools and originality reports to detect plagiarism. Turnitin also provides peer review options.

Availability: University-Wide

Resources from Penn State

Resources from Turnitin.com

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Tutor.com is a service built into select Penn State World Campus courses to assist students in writing, math, and other subjects.

Availability: World Campus

Resources from Tutor.com

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VoiceThread is a tool that allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of an asynchronous conversation. A VoiceThread allows people to have conversations and to make comments using any mix of text, a microphone, a web cam, a telephone, or uploaded audio file.

Availability: University-Wide

Resources from Penn State

Resources from VoiceThread

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WileyPlus is a textbook tool that includes practice problems and feedback, course content and educational videos, and gives students the flexibility to increase confidence as they learn and prepare outside of class.

Availability: University-Wide

Resources from WileyPlus

You See You


YouSeeU provides a platform for students and instructors to create and share videos in a secure, classroom-based environment. It allows the creation and sharing of student-produced videos both as individual and group assignments as well as features such as slides displayed alongside video, video feedback from instructors, and student video conversations.

Availability: World Campus

Resources from YouSeeU