The learning and teaching technologies listed on this page have been vetted by the ISU LMS Enterprise Team, comprised of:
- The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)
- Information Technologies (IT) Security Team
- Office of University Counsel, Procurement Services
- Iowa State University Book Store
The apps below have been proven to meet the university’s security, privacy, accessibility, and purchasing standards. Click the name of a tool to learn more.
Did you recently learn about a new technology you would like to see Iowa State implement? Do you already use a technology that recently created a connection app for Canvas? Read the Overview of Steps in the App Review and Approval Process, then submit a request to have the app reviewed for use at Iowa State University.
Canvas is the primary learning management system (LMS) at Iowa State University. It gives you the ability to quickly share course materials and provides easy-to-use tools for communication and collaboration with students, co-instructors, and Teaching Assistants (TAs).
Instructors can get started by looking at the Online Course Essentials (ONCE) process.
Looking for Canvas resources? Check out Canvas@ISU.
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Get help quickly with these tools!
We want you to get accurate help as quickly as possible. Each tool has it's own support structure which should be used, even if you accessed the tool from within Canvas. See the Support section at the bottom of each technology page for available options or consult your local support unit.
Are you interested in using a tool not listed?
Did you recently learn about a new technology you would like to see Iowa State implement? Do you already use a technology that recently created a connection app for Canvas? Read the information below, then submit a request to have the app reviewed for use at Iowa State University.
Overview of Steps in the App Review and Approval Process
The ISU LMS Enterprise Team will process all requests for new apps according to these steps:
- The newly requested app is checked for overlap in functionality with existing apps.
- Documentation is requested from the vendor.
- Documentation is simultaneously reviewed by security, accessibility, procurement, and learning technology members of the LMS Enterprise Team.
- Findings are reviewed by the Change Advisory Board and approved or denied.
- The app is installed in a test instance of Canvas and reviewed by the LMS Enterprise Team and the original requestor.
- The fully approved app is installed in the live Canvas instance.
For questions email: email@example.com.
What concerns are there for approving a new app for use at ISU?
- Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) along with the FERPA Sharing Student Information page.
- Level of installation and access at ISU:
- Is access limited to specific departments or courses?
- Who provides IT administrative oversight of the app/LTI?
- Who provides local support for faculty and students?
- Who pays for the annual license?
- Are any costs passed onto students?
- Copyright/ownership of content and data and how content and data may be reused by the vendor
- Terms of Service/License Agreements Is it between the institution and the vendor or between individual users and the vendor?
- Does it meet ISU Digital Access Guidelines? To learn about accessible course content, Universal Design for Learning and Quality Matters, visit CELT’s Accessibility in Your Course page.
News & Updates
On December 22, 2020, the Canvas Media button in the Rich Content Editor will be removed to encourage the use of Studio for media needs. This change does not affect media previously created, uploaded, and/or
In the December 19, 2020 Canvas Release, newly recorded media is stored in the Files system and the Student View button displays as an icon in the top-right corner of supported individual Canvas pages.
Iowa State’s new three-year contract with Box — a Cloud data storage service branded internally as CyBox — ends the era of unlimited storage for the academic community. In fact, Iowa State needs to reduce
December 2, 2020 updates include: Canvas Rich Content Editor, ISU AdminTools course conclusion, Webex, Turnitin, Panopto, Piazza, and FERPA Enforcement.