Additional learning tools, sometimes called learning apps, external tools or LTI's, can be added on to Canvas to extend the core functionality and features of the system. Examples include tools such as VoiceThread, Respondus, and Turnitin. Often, these tools can be added to an individual course, a group of courses, or all courses in a unit, college, or campus.

The UMN has a variety of tools already installed and ready to use. Tools that are not available can be requested by faculty, instructors, and staff; however, they must go through a formal evaluation, vetting, and approval process before they are made available in a Canvas course. This process requires input from several University units and can sometimes take up to six months from request to implementation.

Temporary Pause on LTI Requests

As of August 9, 2021, requests for integrating Learning Tools in Canvas are on a temporary pause while the review process is under review by the Office of Information Technology (OIT), the DiaLOG steering committee, and DiaLOG's Learning Tools subgroup. Information will be shared as it becomes available. For questions, please email [email protected]

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