Learning Tool Integrations

What are Learning Tools? 

Learning Tools are third-party integrations that extend the functionality of Canvas. They can offer features such as writing assessment, video communications, proctoring, or media storage.

Although some learning tools 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 learning tools in your Canvas course.

To request a learning tool for potential integration in Canvas, please submit an inquiry through the Courseware website. Please allow sufficient time for thorough security and privacy reviews.   

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 learning tools are available for all courses University-wide, some are only available to select schools or departments, such as Penn State World Campus. Please check the availability listed under each tool’s description. 

Bongo (YouSeeU)

Bongo 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: University-Wide

Resources from Bongo

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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


InQuizitive is a formative, adaptive quizzing tool with gaming elements that supports select Norton textbooks.

Availability: University-Wide

Resources from Inquizitive


LoudCloud courseware platform lowers the cost of learning materials, is easy to personalize, and ensures your students have the course materials they need for academic success. Robust analytics provide actionable data that help to improve personalized learning and retention.

Availability: University-Wide

Resources from LoudCloud

Office 365

Office 365 is an integrated experience of apps and services such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You can collaborate in Microsoft Teams where you can chat, organize meetings, and share files, and save files to OneDrive with one terabyte of online storage, allowing access across devices and on the go.

Availability: University-Wide

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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


H5P allows users to create, share, and reuse interactive HTML5 content in your browser such as, interactive videos, presentations quizzes, and more.

Availability: University-Wide

Resources from H5P


 Kaltura enables teachers, students, and administrators to easily record, upload, manage, edit, clip, transcode, publish, and deliver high-quality video content.

 Availability: University-Wide

 Resources from Kaltura



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.

Availability: University-Wide

Resources from McGraw-Hill


Packback is an AI-supported online discussion platform that improves student curiosity, communication skills and critical thinking.

Availability: University-Wide

Resources from Packback


Practice Labs is a browser-accessible hosting solution for labs that features built-in lessons and lab activities. 

Availability: University-Wide

Resources from Practice Labs


RealizeIT is a platform designed to help plan, develop, and deliver traditional and competency-based adaptive courses.

Availability: University-Wide

Resources from RealizeIT

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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

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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


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

WileyPLUS Next Gen gives you the freedom and flexibility to tailor curated content and easily manage your course in order to keep students engaged and on track.

Availability: University-Wide

Resources from WileyPlus


Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems.

Availability: University-Wide

Resources from Zoom