Canvas Learning Tool Interoperability

Canvas Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) is a set of external tools that add new features to Canvas that aim to extend the usability and functionality of a Canvas course, as well as provide a richer online learning experience for both instructors and their students.

Here are some tools available on Canvas:


The Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) tool is an Internet-based tutoring and assessment program that uses adaptive questioning to assess a student's competency with course materials.

  • Use ALEKS to create weekly quizzes and assignments that students can take as many times as needed, in order for them to practice and retain the course materials effectively. Access reports to learn about areas that students are struggling in and change your curriculum accordingly to accommodate for these issues.

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is an online database that hosts public domain video, audio, books, images, and other resources. This is a great resource for students to download and use media for use in the classroom without having to bother with copyright issues.

  • Create discussions or assignments and embed content from Internet Archive to create a more interesting and richer learning experience for your students. Add public domain sound clips to add another dimension to your course content or embed images to stimulate discussion about a certain topic.

Public Resources

Public Resources allows you to browse through many different content repositories and sources. These include Vimeo, YouTube, SchoolTube, Khan Academy, and Quizlet.

  • The Public Resources tool in Canvas can help you easily and directly embed content from the various resources listed above. Without having to leave Canvas and find content on external sites, you can simply use the Public Resources tool to search for and embed content directly into your course's content.

Redirect Tool

The Redirect Tool allows you to add links to external web resources that show up as navigation items in course, user, or account navigation.

  • Use the Redirect Tool to create navigation items/buttons in your course's navigation areas. For example, you can create a navigation item, similar to the Assignments or Discussions links in the navigation menu, that redirects students to your personal website.


Slideshare is a website that enables viewing and interacting with presentations without needing external desktop software. With Slideshare, you can search and embed Creative Commons-licensed presentations hosted on Slideshare.

  • Slideshare can be used to embed and share slideshow presentations found through the Slideshare service. If you have found an interesting presentation on Slideshare, you can easily embed it within your course materials to share it with your students for a class discussion, lecture, or assignment.


With Twitter, you can embed lists of recent tweets or individual tweets.

  • Embed Twitter feeds into your course's content to get frequent updates about various subjects, such as news, sports, technology, etc.

WIRIS Editor

WIRIS editor is a visual math editor that allows users to create mathematical equations within the Canvas editor. Running within any browser, you can use WIRIS editor's collection of icons and thematic tabs to create simple or complex mathematical equations.

  • Use the WIRIS editor in your assignments, discussion posts, or quizzes to easily create simple or complex mathematical equations for online assessments, homework, or practice exams.


With YouTube, you can search through publicly available YouTube videos and embed them within your course materials.

  • Find interesting video content on YouTube and embed these videos into your course's discussion pages to add a new dimension to your lectures and curriculum.


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