FSU supports the use of a variety of external applications that enhance both the teaching and learning experience. There are a few different ways you and your students can access external tools in your course site. Find out more below about how these applications function, where you need to go to view these apps, and how they can be installed in your course.
A quick breakdown of the ways that the most popular external apps we support function:
Bb Ally can help you ensure that your course content is accessible to all users, including checking your Microsoft Word documents and PDF files and making recommendations to make your course files more accessible. CiDi Labs Design Tools can help you to create accessible content within Canvas, but is much more limited than Bb Ally. Bb Ally is solely focused on accessibility, whereas Design Tools is focused on page design and incorporates accessibility into Canvas page design at the same time.
CiDi Labs Design Tools can help you to improve both the design and accessibility of your Canvas course. You can even create a great course syllabus that will automatically update the institutional policies for you each semester!
iClicker is our most popular polling tool at FSU with two different product options available to meet your needs: iClicker Classic and iClicker Cloud. You can also use Top Hat in some similar ways to administer class attendance, quizzes, and more from your students' smartphones.
Kaltura is the ideal tool to use because it allows you to create and share an unlimited amount of video and audio recordings in Canvas. Added bonus: Kaltura captions your media items automatically, giving your students closed captions and transcripts for the videos you create.
Turnitin is a top-ranked plagiarism deterrent service that integrates with Canvas so you can ensure that you students are submitting their own work and citing their sources appropriately.
Zoom Web-conferencing is robust and offers you and your students many options for synchronous interaction. Canvas's built-in web-conferencing tool, Canvas Conferences, is also available for use but will not allow you to retain a recording of your conference for more than 14 days and does not allow you to easily invite non-FSU users to a conferencing session.
Keep reading to see all the external apps we support using!
|Turnitin LTI (old) and Turnitin Direct (new)||Plagiarism Checking|
|McGraw-Hill Education||Instructional Materials/Assessments|
|iClicker Classic and iClicker Cloud||In-Class Polling|
|FSU Library Tools||Instructional Material|
|BookShelf® by VitalSource||Instructional Material|
|Office 365||Free Software for FSU users|
|Design Tools||Course Design & Accessibility|
|FSU Career Portolio integration||Assignment|
|W.W. Norton||Instructional Materials/Assessments|
|Piazza||Online Discussion Tool|
|Top Hat||In-Class Polling|
|Labster||Virtual Science Lab Tool|
|Lumen Learning||Math Assessments|
|Integrations Requiring Approval|
Don't see what you're looking for here? Check out the Canvas App Center in your course as well as our External Apps (Third-party tools) in Canvas: Policy, Procedure, and Support resource.
These apps have already been installed on your course site, and simply need to be enabled in your course Navigation menu:
Note: Kaltura can be found in Course Media/My Media
Create links to External Tools in Modules or as a “Submission Type” for Assignments:
How do I add an assignment using an external app?
How do I add an external tool as a module item?
You may want to simply create a link for your students to access the app in your course. You can add an external tool as a module item for quick and easy access.
These tools will require installation from ODL Technical Support. To request an application installation, complete the Canvas External App Request Form.
Some tools may require additional support or setup outside of Canvas. If you need assistance, please see the following contact information for the respective external tool representative.
|External App Guides||Instructor Support||Student Support|
|Turnitin LTI Overview(old) and Turnitin Direct Overview (new)||Contact Turnitin Support http://turnitin.com/self-service/support-wizard.html||Contact Turnitin Support http://turnitin.com/self-service/support-wizard.html|
|Annoto Video Collaboration Tool Overview||Annoto Technical Support Customer Support||Annoto Technical Support Customer Support|
|Canvas Pearson Overview||Pearson Math & Science Bill Leonard Learning Technology Specialist - MyLab & Mastering (850) 212-3803||Pearson Support Center https://support.pearson.com/getsupport/s/|
|Canvas Cengage Overview||Cengage Technical Support Customer Support Phone: 800-354-9706||Cengage Technical Support Customer Support Phone: 800-354-9706|
|Canvas WebAssign Overview||**WebAssign Support Desk [email protected]||WebAssign Student Support https://www.webassign.com/support/student-support/|
|Canvas McGraw-Hill Education Overview||McGraw Hill Education Customer Experience Group phone: (800) 331-5094 http://mpss.mhhe.com/contact.php||McGraw Hill Education Customer Experience Group phone: (800) 331-5094 http://mpss.mhhe.com/contact.php|
|iClicker Classic: Instructor Overview iClicker Cloud: Instructor Overview||Contact Instructor Support iClicker Instructor Support||Contact Student Support iClicker Student Support|
|TurningPoint Overview||Turning Technologies Support phone: 1(866) 746-3015 Instructor User Guide||Turning Technologies Support phone: 1(866) 746-3015 Canvas Student Guide|
|Squarecap Overview||Contact Instructor Support Squarecap Instructor Support||Contact Student Support Squarecap Student Support|
|Top Hat Overview||Top Hat Support phone: (888) 663-5491 https://success.tophat.com/s/contactsupport||Top Hat Support phone: (888) 663-5491 https://success.tophat.com/s/contactsupport|
|OER Commons Overview||OER Commons Support OER Commons Help Center||OER Commons Support OER Commons Help Center|
|W.W. Norton Overview||W.W. Norton Support W.W. Norton Support Request||W.W. Norton Support W.W. Norton Support Request|
|BookShelf® by VitalSource Overview||BookShelf® Support BookShelf® Support Request||BookShelf® Support BookShelf® Support Request|
|ExamSoft Overview||ExamSoft Support 24/7 Customer Support||ExamSoft Support 24/7 Customer Support|
|Piazza Overview||Piazza Support Phone: 800-818-4124 [email protected]||Piazza Support Phone: 800-818-4124 [email protected]|
|Labster Overview||Labster Support Contact Labster Support Team for Teachers||Labster Support Contact Labster Support Team for Students|
|RedShelf Overview||RedShelf Support Instructor Support||RedShelf Support Student Support|
|WileyPLUS Overview||WileyPLUS Support Customer Support||WileyPLUS Support Customer Support|
|Lumen Learning Overview||Lumen Learning Support Customer Support||Lumen Learning Support Customer Support|
|zyBooks Overview||zyBooks Support Instructor Support||zyBooks Support Student Support|
|Zoom Overview||Zoom Support Please contact ODL Technical Support first for all issues with using Zoom in Canvas. For issues unrelated to using Zoom in Canvas, please contact FSU's ITS Service Desk. You can also submit tickets with Zoom Support directly if you wish.||Zoom Support** Please contact ODL Technical Support|