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Approved for Wide Use

These are tools/platforms that have been approved for university-wide use as of January 2020. Your school or department may have additional tools that are not listed here.

Some tools can be integrated with Canvas while others cannot. When used in Canvas, these tools are referred to as Apps; they may also be referred to as LTI tools because they adhere to the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard.

Name

Description

How to Add Tool to Your Canvas Site

Google Apps

Share documents, collect assignments

Go to Settings > Apps

Get configuration information

Gradescope

Grade homework or exams

Contact the Stanford Canvas support team to add this tool to your Canvas site

Harmonize

Discussions

Contact the Stanford Canvas support team to add this tool to your Canvas site

iClicker

Classroom polling

Contact the Stanford Canvas support team to add this tool to your Canvas site

Panopto

 

Video capture and streaming

Go to Settings > Navigation, drag the tool (called Course Videos in Canvas) up to the list of tools that is visible to students on the Canvas course navigation bar

Pearson MyLab & Mastering

Learning activities

Contact the Stanford Canvas support team to add this tool to your Canvas site

Piazza 

Q&A-style discussion forum

Contact the Stanford Canvas support team to add this tool to your Canvas site

Poll Everywhere

Classroom polling

The integration is set up entirely on the Poll Everywhere side. There is no placement on the Canvas course navigation bar. Follow instructions on how to import Canvas student roster into Poll Everywhere

Redirect

Add links to external web sites to course navigation bar

Go to Settings > Apps

Stanford Converter into Braille & E-Text (SCRIBE)

Document conversion system supporting the transformation of text and image-based file types into different formats

Currently available at https://oae.stanford.edu/scribe-project. Canvas integration slated for Winter 2021

WileyPlus

Textbook and learning activity resources

Contact the Stanford Canvas support team to add this tool to your Canvas site

Zoom

Video/web conferencing

Automatically visible to students on the Canvas course navigation bar

Approved for Pilot/Limited Use 

These are tools/platforms that have been approved for use within a limited context. For instance, a few courses may be piloting a tool so that instructors and their students can fully experience what the tool has to offer. Feedback from piloteers will help to determine whether the tool will be adopted for use across the university.

Name

Description

Status

Hypothes.is

Collaborative annotation

Please contact us if you are interested in participating in a Fall 2020 pilot

Labster

Virtual labs

Tool license is currently limited to the Chemistry department 

Under Review

Name

Description

Status

Discord

Voice, video, and text communication service

Step 4 of review process

Gather

Video-calling space that allows multiple people to hold separate conversations in parallel and easily navigate around those conversations 

Step 2 of review process

Nooks

Video conferencing platform

Step 4 of review process