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Add-On Tools Available in Canvas

Under Settings > Apps

  • Edpuzzle
    How to use EdPuzzle with Canvas. Instructors and students should select Microsoft when logging into Edpuzzle using their UofI Account. EdPuzzle actions requiring a Teacher role may not work for the Canvas TA role. Note: Student View cannot be used to test Edpuzzle.

WARNING

DON'T use the Canvas Student View to test 3rd-Party add-on tools. Student View can only be trusted to accurately test Canvas built-in tools.

  • FLIP - Product discontinued 07/01/2024
    FLIP (formally Flipgrid) has been discontinued--effective July 1, 2024. Users have a limited time (through 09/30/2024) to download and save past Flip videos. We are deeply sorry for the impact this may have on your teaching. Our recomended replacement is to use Panopto VideoPanoptofrom within Canvas Discussions.
  • OneNote Class Notebook
  • ScreenPal
  • Twitter
  • Vimeo
  • YouTube

Under Settings > Navigation (Drag tool up to the "available" block and Save)

  Link to Tool in Canvas

  1. Click Settings (bottom left)
  2. Select Navigation (across top)
  3. Drag/Drop Tool into Top List
  4. Press Save


Under Assignments

  • zyBooks Note: Student View cannot be used to test zyBooks.


Under Modules > Add > External Tool


Built into existing Canvas Tools


Additional Software Tools

  • Expert TA (use Canvas LTI 1.3)
  • Padlet
    Instructors and students should select Log in with Microsoft when logging into Padlet using their UofI Account.

    Steps to add a link to your Padlet in Modules
    • In Modules, click on the Plus icon (+)
    • From the pulldown menu, select External URL
    • Paste in the Link to your Padlet (https://padlet.com/ . . .)
    • Enter a Page Name (title) for the link
    • Check the box to Load in a new tab
      CETL testing revealed Microsoft authentication to be unstable when Padlet was embedded in Canvas. Opening in a new tab solves this problem.
    • Press the Add Item button

    Note: Student View cannot be used to test Padlet.

    The free version of Padlet can be used in Canvas but will not be able to integrate Padlet's assignments or scores into the Canvas gradebook. UofI does not have the site license required for full integration with Canvas.

FAQ

Q: How do I request a new Third-Party Add-On Tool to be added to Canvas?

A: Please fill out the Request for a Third-Party Add-On Tool Form to make a request for the subsequent semester.

Requests for tool integrations with Canvas must go through FERPA/Security reviews conducted by OIT. This process can take up to three months, so it is best to make requests in the semester prior to when the tool is needed. We ask that those who make requests take an active role in working with CETL and the software vendor during testing.



DON'T use the Canvas Student View to test 3rd-Party add-on tools. Student View can only be trusted to accurately test Canvas built-in tools.