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Canvas Integrations

What is an Integration?

An integration or LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) is a plugin added to Canvas to allow students to access external tools from within Canvas and allow faculty access to advanced features.

Widely Used Integrations

  • Turnitin
    The Turnitin integration is a plagiarism detection tool that instructors may use for an assignment. The tool helps prevent plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content. When a paper is uploaded to Turnitin, an originality report will be generated that automatically identifies and highlights phrases of text that are not properly cited.
    Learn More About Turnitin
  • Kaltura
    Kaltura is essentially Clemson University's YouTube but without ads and viewing limitations (i.e. it isn't blocked in other countries). With it, Clemson employees and students can store, share, and publish media files. Kaltura videos can easily be embedded in Canvas from the "App" (power plug) button in Canvas' editor. Learn More About Kaltura
  • Zoom
    The Zoom integration allows instructors to manage class meetings directly through Canvas. Instructors can use the integration to schedule meetings, appropriately adjust meeting security settings or check student attendance. Any recordings that are saved to the cloud can also be shared and accessed by students through the integration.
    Learn More About Zoom
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser
    Lockdown browser is a customer browser that locks down the testing environment. Students are unable to copy, print, chat or access any other applications or websites during an online exam.
    Learn More About Respondus Lockdown Browser

Textbook Integrations

Textbook content can be integrated with Clemson Canvas instance. There are several publishers that already have an active integration setup in Canvas. These integrations provide a single sign-on for instructors and students to access textbook assignment, assessment or other digital resources.

Choosing an Integration

There are many more integrations available than what is listed above. However, there are several considerations you should take into account before adopting any of these other integrations in your course.

Is it supported by CCIT and/or Clemson Online?

Integrations that are supported by CCIT and/or Clemson Online:

  • Meet appropriate cybersecurity, privacy, accessibility, and other requirements.
  • Are periodically reviewed to ensure that they continue to meet these requirements.
  • Are generally enabled for entire colleges/departments or for the entire university.
  • Have CCIT and/or Clemson Online tech support available through and other familiar support channels.

More integrations supported by CCIT and/or Clemson Online include:

  • iClicker
  • Respondus Monitor

Is it an integration that must be enabled for the full college/department or university?

Canvas has three levels at which an integration can be enabled.

  • Account – enabled for the whole university
  • Sub-account – enabled for specific colleges and/or departments
  • Course – enabled for a single course (Instructors are responsible for installing it in a course every semester)

Please note that some integrations are built so that they only work if enabled at the Sub-account or Account level.

All Sub-account and Account level integrations, as well as Course level integrations that will be adopted by an entire college/department, must complete the IT Vendor Management review process to ensure that the integration meets appropriate cybersecurity, privacy, accessibility, and other requirements.

More information about the IT Vendor Management Review Process

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Course level integrations that are not widely adopted do not need to go through this review process, but the integrations should still adhere to CCIT security and privacy guidelines as well as accessibility requirements.

CCIT and Clemson Online are not able to provide technical assistance for unsupported course level integrations. Please contact the vendor for technical support.

Is the integration in compliance with accessibility requirements?

Clemson’s ICT Accessibility Policy says that all information and communication technology used to conduct university business must meet WCAG 2.0 AA standards.

If the integration does not fully meet accessibility requirements, instructors should have an equally effective alternate access plan prepared.

For Course level integrations, it is recommended that you ask the vendor for a VPAT or ACR that is specifically for the integration or tool that the integration links to. Once you have the VPAT or ACR, use the CAST’s Understanding the VPAT to better interpret the report or contact for assistance in reading the report.