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.
View an alphabetical list of available tools.
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.
- Blueprint Course
- Course Building Basics in Canvas
- Global Course Administration
- ISU Admin Tools
- ISU AdminTools: Additional Course Settings (Canvas)
- ISU Course Template
- Manage Additional People or Add Users
- Manage Sections
- Navigating Canvas
- Plan Your Course Worksheet
- Prepare to Teach in Canvas
- Request a New Course Shell
- Review Your Course in Canvas
- Setting Up Your Profile and Notifications
- Alexander Street
- Ares Course Reserves
- Canvas Commons
- Google Suite
- Immediate Access Course Materials
- LinkedIn Learning
- MacMillan Learning Launchpad
- McGraw-Hill Education
- Microsoft Immersive Reader
- Pearson MyLab & Mastering
- Safety Training
- Studio (Canvas)
- Top Hat
Student Evaluation of Teaching
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
The July 17, 2021 Canvas Release discusses the addition of maintenance windows and the removal of deprecated features.
Canvas Deploy: terminology, assignments, faculty journal messages, offline exports, and accessibility (July 21, 2021)
The July 21, 2021 Canvas Deploy includes changes to terminology, assignments, faculty journal messages, offline exports, and accessibility features.
Canvas Deploy: Gradebook CSV columns, assignment buttons and notifications, rich content editor, and accessibility (July 7, 2021)
The July 7, 2021 Canvas Deploy includes changes to exported Gradebook CSV columns, assignment buttons and notifications, rich content editor, and accessibility features.
Canvas Deploy: Image Options, Anonymous Peer Reviews, Mastery Path Pages, Accessibility changes (June 23, 2021)
The June 23, 2021 Canvas Deploy includes changes to image options, anonymous peer reviews, mastery path pages, and accessibility features.