Learning Tool Integration (LTI) in Canvas

Canvas allows for a number of third-party Learning Tool Integration (LTI) tools. Currently, Canvas at Illinois State University (ISU) has a number of LTI currently available in Canvas. Please see the table below for more information:


Instructors are responsible for ensuring all course materials used in their courses meet accessibility requirements.

Available Support for LTI's

Instructors choosing to use a particular Learning Tool Integration in Canvas should be aware that only limited technical support is available. In most cases, ISU technical support has no access to these tools and may not able to troubleshoot any issue beyond the following:

  • Where to locate the tool within Canvas
  • Browser issues

In most cases, issues that cannot be resolved by one of the above actions will require the instructor to contact the vendor for assistance with the tool.


Description of Tool

How to Locate in Canvas

Links to Knowledge

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a set of applications and services that give users access to a collection of applications for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, along with a set of mobile applications and some optional cloud services. 

  • Located in Course Settings > Navigation tab

Adobe Creative Cloud (ISU Help)

Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Adobe Creative Cloud Express is a cloud-based media creation application that makes it easy for anyone to create impressive social media graphics, promotional videos, and single-page websites. One of its great features is that it can be accessed from any device with online access.

  • In Assignment > Edit mode > Plug-in Drop-down menu

Adobe Express (Vendor website)

Aktiv (Chem 101)Aktiv Chemistry reimagines chemistry courses with an approach that fosters student engagement both during and after class – in-person or online.
  • Located in Course Settings > Navigation Tab
Aktiv Chemistry (vendor website)

Cengage Learning

MindTap is the online learning platform that gives instructors complete course control. Craft personalized, engaging experiences that boost performance and deliver access to eTextbooks, study tools and more.

  • Assignments/Modules menus

Cengage (Vendor website)


ExamSoft helps academic institutions improve student learning with secure assessment tools and software that provide valuable data, insights and reports.

  • Only approved for use by Mennonite College of Nursing

Mennonite College of Nursing Faculty & Staff Resources

LibGuides (Library Resources)LibGuides is an easy-to-use content management system deployed at thousands of libraries worldwide. Librarians use it to curate knowledge and share information, organize class and subject specific resources, and to create and manage websites
  • Located in Course Settings > Navigation tab
LibGuides (Springshare website)

Macmillan Learning

Macmillan Learning is a publisher of textbooks and learning resources for university-level students.

  • Module menu

MacMillan Learning (Vendor website)

McGraw Hill Campus (Connect)

McGraw-Hill Campus Connect (MH Campus Connect) is an external tool that can be added to a Canvas course by the instructor.

Instructors can pair a Canvas course with a McGraw-Hill textbook so they and their students can use McGraw-Hill's instructional materials. Instructors may sync grades earned in MH Campus with the Canvas Gradebook.

  • Module menu

McGraw Hill (Vendor website)

Where to Find McGraw Hill Connect LTI in Canvas (ISU Help)

MerlotMERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community. With MERLOT Search you can find high quality OER, peer reviewed materials. Use this app to search MERLOT by entering keywords.
  • Located in Course Settings > Apps tab > View App Center
Merlot (Vendor website)

Microsoft Office 365 - OneNote and OneDrive

Microsoft 365 is a product family of productivity software, collaboration and cloud-based services owned by Microsoft.

  • Located in Course Settings > Navigation tab

Microsoft 365 (ISU Help)

Microsoft Office 365 - Teams Classes 

Microsoft Teams classes is an LTI app that helps educators and students easily navigate between their LMS and Teams. Users can access their class teams associated with their course directly from within their LMS. Follow these steps to enable Microsoft Teams in your Learning Management System.

  • Enable in Course Settings > Integrations

  • Once enabled, add to Course Navagation in Course Settings > Navigation

Microsoft Teams Integration in Canvas (ISU Help)

Use Microsoft Teams classes in your LMS (Vendor Website)


Nearpod is a web-based teaching tool that allows you to create online course sites for K-12, as well as college-level learners.

  • Located in Course Settings > Navigation tab

Nearpod (ISU ProDev website)


Packback is an AI writing tutor for every student, and AI grading assistant for every instructor.

  • Located in Course Settings > Navigation tab

PackBack (Vendor Website)


Padlet is a web-based program that allows you to organize content for viewing in multiple layouts, including website, bulletin board, blog, or portfolio.

  • Not enabled in Canvas by default.

  • Illinois State University has secured a limited number of Padlet licenses for instructors' use. 

    • Use this form to request a license. If you already have material on Padlet, please indicate so, and you'll receive instructions about importing that material to your new license. 

Padlet (ISU ProDev website)

Adding Padlet to an Assignment in Canvas (ISU Help)

Pearson My Lab & Mastering

MyLab and Mastering are the teaching and learning platforms that empower you to reach every student. When combined with educational content written by respected scholars across the curriculum, MyLab and Mastering help deliver the learning outcomes that students and instructors aspire to.

  • Located in Course Settings > Navigation tab

Pearson (Vendor website)


With Perusall, an online social annotation platform, you can increase student engagement, collaboration, and community within your course. Plus, Perusall works with your favorite course content including books, articles, web pages, videos, podcasts, and images. 

  • Located in Course Settings > Navigation tab

Perusall (Vendor Website)


ProctorTrack is an automated online remote proctoring system solution that continuously verifies the identity of online test-takers, while detecting and deterring academic misconduct.

  • Instructors must request this be added to their course

  • (If added) will be located in Course Settings > Navigation tab

ProctorTrack (ISU Help)

ReadSpeakerReadSpeaker is a Learning Tool Integration (LTI) available within the Illinois State University Canvas environment that provides online and offline text-to-speech solutions to help meet accessibility needs.
  • This feature is enabled universally for ISU Canvas users
ReadSpeaker (ISU Help)
Redirect ToolAdd links to external web resources that show up as navigation items in course, user or account navigation. Whatever URL you specify is loaded within the content pane when users click the link.
  • Located in Course Settings > Apps tab > View App Center

Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown browser is a locked browser used for taking assessments.

  • Located in Course Settings > Navigation tab

Respondus (ISU Help)

Sage Vantage 

Sage Vantage is an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. 

  • Assignments Menu 

Sage Vantage (Vendor Website)

Sage Vantage (ISU Help) 

Scorm LTI (built by Instructure)

SCORM modules are standards-based packages that can be created with a number of different software programs, including SoftChalk Create.

  • Located in Course Settings > Navigation tab

Scorm (ISU ProDev website)


Vosaic is a cloud-based performance discovery company that provides easy-to-use video recording and analysis software for professional development, skills-based training, and research to K-12, higher education, health care, and private sector institutions.
  • Located in Course Settings > Navigation tab

Vosaic (Vendor Website)

Wiley Efficient Learning

The Wiley Efficient Learning platform offers access to online learning tools and content from a catalog of preconfigured lessons in a variety of subjects, including practice exercises, quiz questions, flashcards, and study texts, to enhance your lessons. 

Wiley Efficient Learning (ISU Help)

Wiley Efficient Learning (Vendor Website)


WileyPLUS courses deliver a teaching and learning experience that help instructors and students achieve educational success in today’s blended and online learning environment.

WileyPlus (Vendor Website)

W.W. Norton & CompanyW. W. Norton & Company, Inc. publishes approximately hundreds of books annually in its combined trade and college groups. Instructors my create their own W.W. Norton account to create a Norton course, which may be integrated into your Canvas course. You will then be able to integrate the ebook, gradable activities, and other W.W. Norton resources within your own Canvas course.


  • Instructors may import or link to W.W. Norton resources within their canvas course.

W.W. Norton & Company Learning Tool Integration for Canvas (ISU Help)

Zoom Pro

Zoom is Illinois State University's video conferencing system. It allows students to remotely join a face-to-face class session or instructors to host a class session entirely online. Zoom also allows students to collaborate with each other remotely for group assignments

  • Located in Course Settings > Navigation tab

Zoom (ISU Help)

How to Request a New LTI

LTIs not on this list will need to be reviewed as an academic software request prior to use. Please see Requesting Academic Software for more details on the process and a link to the request form. 

The usage of LTIs that are on the list and currently integrated with Canvas may also require need to go through the academic software request process to ensure that the specific usage proposed has been reviewed for accessibility concerns. Please see Academic Software Use Cases to determine next steps for your specific use case. 

How to Get Help

Instructional assistance and knowledge for Canvas are available through the Illinois State University Center for Integrated Professional Development:

Technical assistance is available through the Illinois State University Technology Support Center at: