List of Approved Third-Party Tools/Apps

The following third-party tools/apps have been vetted by the Stanford Canvas team to ensure they meet university standards for privacy, data security, accessibility and effectiveness.
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Name Uses Steps to Install
Google Apps Document sharing, collection of assignments Get configuration information, go to Settings > Apps in Canvas course, click Google Apps, click +Add App, add config info and click Add App.
Gradescope Grading homework or exams Request installation by emailing canvashelp@stanford.edu
Harmonize Media-rich discussions Request installation by emailing canvashelp@stanford.edu
Hypothes.is Collaborative reading annotations in Modules or Assignments Request installation by emailing canvashelp@stanford.edu
iClicker Classroom polling Request installation by emailing canvashelp@stanford.edu
Labster Virtual labs for biology, chemistry, physics Currently licensed only for the Chemistry department. Other departments must purchase their own license and provide configuration information to the Stanford Canvas Team. Request installation by emailing canvashelp@stanford.edu
Panopto Video capture and streaming Go to Settings > Navigation in Canvas course, drag the tool called Course Videos to the active tool list, click Save.
Pearson MyLab &Mastering learning activities Request installation by emailing canvashelp@stanford.edu
Piazza Q&A-style discussion Request installation by emailing canvashelp@stanford.edu
Poll Everywhere Classroom or remote polling Integration is done on the PollEverywhere web site. There is no placement of the tool in Canvas. Setup instructions
Redirect Adding links to external web sites to course navigation Go to Settings > Apps in Canvas course, click Redirect Tool (rounded arrow), click +Add App, enter Name and URL, check the Show in Course Navigation Option, (optional) uncheck 'Force open in new tab' option to load web site in frame, click Add App.
WileyPlus Textbook and learning activity resources No Stanford-wide license, so instructors must provide configuration information to the Stanford Canvas Team. Request installation by emailing canvashelp@stanford.edu
Zoom Video conferencing Already installed in every course. If not displaying in  course navigation, go to Settings > Navigation, drag tool to active tool list, click Save.