Canvas LTIs

Learning Tools Interoperability

LTIs (Learning Tools Interoperability) are a standard set of specifications to allow third party learning applications to integrate with educational platforms such as Canvas. Listed below are the most commonly used LTIs in the UW Bothell campus. If you need assistance investigating/testing or to find out if an LTI can be installed in Canvas, please contact Learning Technologies an email message or request an appointment at the Book Us! LT site. You can also access available support materials at the Canvas Support page on our website.

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.
  • Requires a Code for installation: Code comes with Teacher's version of the book.
  • Tutorials: click here.

MyLab and Mastering

Pearson offers integration between Canvas and their MyLab and Mastering products. This integration provides the ability for the instructor and students to link from a Canvas course to access their Pearson MyLab and Mastering experience.

  • This integration is intended to be installed at the Canvas account level. Once installed, instructors will have the option to add the Mylab and Mastering Tools into their course navigation in order to enable the integration at the course level.
  • Requires a Code for installation: Code comes with Teacher's version of the book.

Public Resources

Public Resources LTIs included in Canvas are YouTube, TEDEd, Vimeo, SchoolTube, Khan Academy and Quizlet. These resources can be accessed from within your Canvas course Settings--> Apps or by going directly to the Public Resources website

How to Embed LTI Content:

  • Select the repository you would like to use
  • Enter keywords in the search field (Exceptions: Khan Academy, where navigate through the topics instead of entering a search term
    Other Options: Quizzlet allows to select options for flash card motion (flip or flow), Audio, or which sides to show first (English, both sides, photo) 
  • Locate the video you would like to embed
  • Click on the Embed button to embed the default size (small) OR the down arrow next to the Embed button to choose a different size.

Small 320 x 240
Medium 640 x 480
Large 800 x 600

  • Copy the embed code
  • On Canvas, locate and open the page or assignment in which to embed the video
  • Click Edit to add the video
  • Click on the location where you would like the video inserted
  • Press the ENTER key three times to insert extra lines
  • Click on the HTML Editor link on the upper right to open HTML editing mode
  • Locate the inserted lines by searching for <p>&nbsp;</p> (CTRL +F on a Windows PC or Command ⌘ Key + F on a Mac Computer)
  • Highlight the &nbsp; portion of the second line inserted and paste the code you copied in step 5
    <p><iframe title="Building a culture of success - Mark Wilson" src="" width="320" height="240" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p>
  • Scroll down and save to see your changes and add other text as needed.


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.
  • To enable Twitter so you can add a feed to a course, go to Settings>Apps and then select the All tab. Once you add it to your course, then it will be available to add from the Rich Content Editor in a Content Page and to a Module as an External Tool.


Piazza is a free web-based communication and collaboration tool. The tool has historically been marketed to educational institutions and it was among one of the first educational software vendors to comply with the IMS LTI integration standard. This tools integrates well with Canvas and can be used as a back channel classroom discussion tool.

To get started:

  • Access the Piazza tutorials in the Help Center to set up your course environment in Piazza.
  • Follow the Instructions to add Piazza to Canvas to integrate Piazza in your Canvas course. There is a Piazza Product Introduction document that is also very helpful.
  • To add to the course, add to a module as an external tool and then create/setup the Piazza class. A better place for Piazza is as a navigation menu item. Instructions are provided in step 2.

The setup information:

  • Public Key:
  • Secret Key: Needs to be requested from when you are ready to use the integration for real classes.
  • XML Configuration: (copy/paste the configuration onto corresponding Piazza setting field)

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.


Redirect Tool

Recursive blue arrow

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.

Screenshot of Add App window showing the Name and URL Redirect fields

Final Result:

Panopto Recordings and Google Canvas course navigation items


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.

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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