Adding an External Tool to a Canvas Course

Audience

This article is intended for faculty and instructors in Canvas

Platforms

Canvas LMS

How can I add an external, third-party tool, like VoiceThread, to my Canvas course?

Not all external tools can be added to the course navigation. Some tools are designed to be embedded in-line on a Canvas course Page and/or in a Module. Here are a few basic steps to adding an IC supported, external, third-party tool.


In a Module:
1. In your course, click on Modules in the course navigation
2. In the top bar of the module, click on the +
3. In the ADD drop-down, select External Tool
4. Scroll through the tools listed, they are in alphabetical order, and select the tool you would like to use.


To embed on a Page:
1. Open a course Page and click on Edit
2. In the Rich Content Editor (editing box) toolbar, select the plug icon
3. Select the tool you want to use

The team is working on additional documentation to help users understand how to access the various tools. 

 

What external third-party tools does Ithaca College support, and are integrated in Canvas?

VoiceThread - available in the Rich Content Editor on a Page, and Module as an External Tool

  • We are planning to host a few VoiceThread training sessions this August/September. If you would like to watch a general recorded workshop you can visit the VoiceThread website or view the most recent recording from  July

iRubric - this will be installed by August 16, 2021

Top Hat - this will be installed by August 16, 2021. See the Adding TopHat to Canvas Courses article for how to add it to your course.

Kaltura Media - available in the Rich Content Editor on a Page, in a Module as an External Tool, and through the course navigation

Canvas Studio - available in the Rich Content Editor on a Page, in a Module as an External Tool, and through the Canvas global navigation

Zoom - available in a Module as an External Tool and through the course navigation

Office 365 - including OneDrive, OneNote, and Teams - available in the Rich Content Editor on a Page, in a Module as an External Tool, and through the Canvas global navigation

 

Details

Article ID: 1143
Created
Fri 8/6/21 11:49 AM
Modified
Wed 8/25/21 7:44 PM