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.
If instead you have an idea for an improvement to a core Canvas feature that is not for a new learning tool, please submit your request using the Suggest Canvas Enhancements form. If you are requesting a new learning tool, use the Request a Learning Tool button immediately below.
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.
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 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
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.
McGraw-Hill Learning Tools
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.
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.
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.
The Universal Design Online content Inspection Tool, or UDOIT (pronounced, “You Do It”) enables faculty to identify accessibility issues in their Canvas course content. It will scan a course, generate a report, and provide resources on how to address common accessibility issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.