What are LTI Tools? 

LTI stands for Learning Tools Interoperability and is an integration standard for third party tools. Canvas supports LTI, which allows third party tools to be easily integrated and used within Canvas. 

 
What LTI Tools are available in Canvas? 

The following tools are installed system wide: 

Note that there may also be several tools currently in pilot and available for use. Please submit a ticket or send an email to contact the Office of Learning Technology about our current pilots.  In addition, some schools also have specific tools available for their faculty to use. 

 

How do I request a new LTI Tool be added to Canvas? 

Complete the following LTI Request Form.  

Please note that the installation of new tools will happen prior to the start of a term (unless there is an urgent need) to minimize disruption to users.  

There is a six-week moratorium on installations four weeks prior to the first day of classes through two weeks after the first day of classes. 

 

What concerns are there about LTI tools? 
  • FERPA/Privacy 
  • Accessibility 
  • Security 
  • Cost 
  • Level of installation (some tools can only be installed system wide while others can be installed at the school or course level) 
  • Copyright/ownership of content and how content may be used by the vendor 
  • Terms of Service/License Agreements (which may be between an institution and the vendor or between individual users and the vendor) 
 
How are these concerns addressed?  

Information technology-based services and solutions must be appropriately assessed for managing the risks to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive data and systems. To that end, Stevens Institute of Technology has adopted Educause’s Higher Education Community Vendor Assessment Toolkit (HECVAT) as part of its Vendor Risk Management process. We require Vendors to complete a HEVCAT. 

We also request that vendors complete a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) so we can review tools for accessibility compliance. If one is completed already vendors can provide us their current VPAT statement. 

 
Who should I contact with questions? 

Please submit a ticket or send an email if you have any questions.