Canvas External Tools

BGSU Approved Canvas Learning Tools

The list below contains all of the LTIs (Learning Tool Interoperability) that have been approved at BGSU. LTIs allow for external tools to be integrated into Canvas to add enhanced functionality.

While there are many more LTIs available, the list below represents those that BGSU has worked with to ensure that no FERPA protected data is exposed to unsecured systems. Instructors are asked to be cautious regarding the use of External Tools in order to avoid being personally responsible for data that might be shared and misused in any manner by an External Tool.

If you would like to request an LTI be evaluated for addition to this list, please fill out a Project Evaluation Request.


Provides access to over 50,000 digital course materials and eTextbook. Provides free access to these products for BGSU faculty member.

Top Hat

Top Hat transforms your students' mobile devices into powerful classroom engagement tools.



Turnitin improves the student writing cycle by preventing plagiarism and providing rich feedback to students.



EvaluationKIT is an online course evaluation and survey system. It allows you to customize your own surveys, Let instructors add questions, Manage access dates, Respondents are anonymous, and Provide results to administrators.


MyLabsPlus can allow you to enroll large batches of students with ease. Your school can create the login name and password for each student and instructor and control distribution of that information, so everyone can be ready to start class on the first day.

Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning is a publisher of print and digital information services for the academic, professional and library markets, and sells textbooks, educational software, and training programs.

MacMilan Stats Portal

StatsPortal is a digital gateway to the introductory statistics course. Designed to enrich the course and enhance students’ study skills through a collection of Web-based tools, StatsPortal integrates a rich suite of diagnostic and assessment devices.

NBC Learn

NBC Learn is a rich, dynamic, and innovative resource that provides thousands of historic news reports, current event stories, original content, primary source documents, and other digital media specifically designed to help teach and engage students of all levels and abilities.

Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system to prevent students from cheating during online exams. Students are also unable to copy, print, access other applications, or visit other websites during an online exam. LockDown Browser supports screen readers and accessibility programs.

Macmillan LaunchPad

LaunchPad was designed as a resource to help students achieve better results. The goal of LaunchPad was to increase their confidence by providing a place where they could read, study, practice, complete homework, and more.

Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning offers a library of more than 1,500 hours of online professional development and learning resources consisting of over 60,000 video tutorials along with instructor and student skill assessment tools.