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Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Cloud Express provide creative apps that empowers students and instructors to develop powerful presentations, photography, illustrations, movies and videos, and web applications. The Creative Cloud integration includes all of Adobe’s creative tools. Adobe Express is a web-based application for Creative Cloud that makes it easy for instructors and students to … Read More

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Akindi is a Scantron alternative that is integrated directly into Canvas and allows instructors to print and scan multiple choice test sheets using any printer and scanner.

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ALEKS by McGraw-Hill

ALEKS helps students master course topics through a continuous cycle of mastery, knowledge retention, and positive feedback. ALEKS is a research-based, online learning program that offers course products for Math, Chemistry, Statistics, Physics, and Accounting. ALEKS was developed at the University of California by cognitive scientists, software engineers, mathematicians, and educators. Driven by adaptive machine … Read More

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Alexander Street

ProQuest’s Alexander Street service provides curated, discipline-focused, primary-source collections, websites, and streaming media for learning and research.  The collections deliver previously unavailable content in ways that further research and learning. By using the Canvas integration for Alexander Street, instructors may quickly search and embed content while observing copyright. Alexander Street delivers over 70,000 titles spanning … Read More

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Ally is a software tool that focuses on making digital course content more accessible. It helps instructors gain detailed insight into the accessibility of their course content, provides guidance to faculty and instructors on how to improve the accessibility of their content, and automatically provides students with a range of more accessible alternative formats.

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Beagle Learning

Beagle Learning is an interactive learning web app that helps students engage, learn, and problem-solve in a community of inquiry. Use Beagle to enhance learning with case studies, research, projects, capstones, lectures, or discussions. Beagle guides students through a process of questioning, finding information, and sharing learnings in a visual mind map. Use Beagle’s dashboards … Read More

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Canvas Conferences, powered by BigBlueButton, is an open source web conferencing system for synchronous online learning that is available in a course or group site.

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Box provides an additional method of sharing cloud-based documents with your online course. Instructors may post materials from Box and students may submit assignments from box.


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Canvas Commons

Learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources. You can share with the entire Canvas Community, Rutgers-only, or your department.

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Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning is an integrated, web-based textbook that includes an interactive, multimedia resources, flashcards and quizzes for use in higher education courses across all disciplines.

CidiLabs DesignPlus

CidiLabs DesignPlus is a tool that cuts down time develop content within a Canvas course by allowing users to rapidly create and style modules and pages. DesignPlus improves the quality, consistency, and accessibility of a Canvas course and allows users to build a course in half the time. The tool includes: Context Editor Toolbox: Enable … Read More

CidiLabs TidyUp

CidiLabs TidyUp is a tool that makes it simple and easy for instructors to clean their Canvas course. TidyUp scans the Canvas course for unused pages and unlinked files and remove them from the course. Rutgers has an enterprise license.  Please access TidyUp through Rutgers Canvas by enabling it in the course navigation.  Note: TidyUp … Read More

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Cisco Webex

Cisco Webex is a synchronous meeting application to promote remote and online learning.  As part of the Rutgers enterprise Webex license, Canvas instructors can schedule Webex meetings and facilitate collaboration within Rutgers Canvas. The Canvas allows instructors to: Schedule single-occurence and recurring meetings. Easily schedule recurring office hours to allow students to claim a meeting … Read More


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Elsevier Evolve is an integrated, textbook that supports students in the Health Sciences. Some Elsevier Evolve products include adaptive learning to personalize education to learn faster and remember longer.


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First Day Course Materials

Offered by Barnes & Noble College, the First Day™ Course Materials app supports the First Day™/Inclusive Access program at Rutgers. With this app in your course, students in participating courses can manage their status and gain direct access to eTextbook titles.

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Flipgrid is a free video discussion platform from Microsoft that helps educators see and hear from every student in class and foster a fun and supportive social learning environment. In Flipgrid, educators post discussion prompts and students respond with short videos, whether they are learning in class or at home. Instructors may create a FlipGrid … Read More


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Google Apps LTI

Makes it easier for instructors to include collaborations, content sharing, engaging course content, and assignment distribution directly within Canvas.

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Gradescope is a feedback and assessment tool that dramatically reduces the pain and time associated with grading exams, homework, and other assignments. Dynamic rubrics help streamline the tedious parts of grading while increasing grading consistency. AI-assisted Grading allows instructors to automatically group similar answers and grade all the answers in each group at once. Gradescope also helps with grading programming assignments at scale and can automatically grade printed bubble sheets.

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Hawkes Learning

Hawkes Learning is an educational courseware platform providing instructional content and mastery-based learning to enhance student success in college courses. Hawkes Learning products provide software, textbook, tutor and step-by-step breakdown of questions, and practice tests.

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The Hypothesis LMS app brings discussion directly to course content by enabling students and teachers to add comments and start conversations in the margins of their texts. Collaborative annotation engages students more deeply in course readings and gives teachers a view into how students are reading. With the new Hypothesis LMS app, it’s now easier … Read More


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iClickers allow instructors to ask questions and gather student responses during a lecture. Clicker systems are also commonly called Classroom Response Systems, or Audience Response Systems.


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Jones and Bartlett Learning Navigate

Navigate, from Jones and Bartlett Learning, provides interactive content aligned with course objectives.  Online ebooks are paired with interactive tools.  Students can evaluate comprehension of course materials with assignments and tests. Other features include: Interactive eBook: Complete your reading online or offline with a computer, tablet, or mobile device. Use a built-in text-to-speech reader, create … Read More


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Kaltura provides many applications that allow you to create, capture, edit and publish videos from anywhere! With Kaltura Personal Capture, you can create recordings of your lectures, screen captures and recordings of your narrated PowerPoint presentations. Kaltura MediaSpace also allows you to easily publish your videos in a single place.  With the integration in Canvas, you can share your videos with your course site.

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Knewton Alta

Knewton provides adaptive learning technology to personalize educational. Combined with Knewton’s Alta product that uses open educational resources, Knewton Alta provides course content, quizzes, and examples to identify knowledge gaps as students complete assignments.


Lab Archive Electronic Lab Notebook


LabArchives is a content and data management platform and also includes an integrate digital lab notebook module. LabArchives allows instructors to create, modify, and push content updates out to students immediately 24/7.

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Labster offers students a true-to-life lab experience at a fraction of the cost of a real lab. Instructors can supplement your teaching with virtual labs to prepare students for the wet lab, to help them understand difficult concepts, to engage them with their science course, and more. In the virtual lab simulations, students work through … Read More

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Library Reading Lists

Course reading lists with content available from Rutgers University Libraries databases

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Library Research Guides

This app allows instructors to easily integrate library research guides into their online courses. Research guides are pathfinders created by library experts to help students locate the best resources for conducting research related to their course or area of study.

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Library Tutorials

Library Tutorials contains a collection of high-quality, standards-based online lessons, videos, activities, and quizzes provided by the Rutgers University Libraries through a license with NimblyWise, a leading library instruction provider, in the areas of Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, and Communication Skills. Available in Canvas Commons.

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Linkedin Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you and your students discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos. Many of the courses come equipped with exercise files and assessments, and transcripts for the video. Instructors can also use LinkedIn Learning to provide feedback to courses, and view and … Read More

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LiveText by Watermark is an online e-portfolio that also functions as an assessment tool. Academic units often use LiveText for program assessment and accreditation through the use of prescribed rubrics to show and measure academic development of a student. ePortfolio assignments allow academic programs to assign and assess artifacts collected within LiveText.  The benefits of … Read More

Lumen Waymaker

Lumen Waymaker is an open educational resource that provides affordable course materials to users. Lumen Learning provides interactive learning, online homework, and personalized feedback to help students study and learn more effectively. Lumen Waymaker includes: High-touch, personalized learning tools aim to strengthen metacognition and student personalized study plans to guide students Stronger student-instructor connection Outcome … Read More


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Macmillan Learning

Access Macmillian products from within Canvas including Sapling Learning, SaplingPlus, LaunchPad, Writer’s Help, iClicker, FlipIt, and Achieve Read & Practice

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Marketplace Simulation

Marketplace Simulations allow students to experiment with business strategies, test business ideas, and experience the consequences of their actions in a virtual business environment. As students apply the theoretical knowledge they learned in class to make strategic and tactical business decisions in the game, they develop skills critical to succeed in today’s business world. Marketplace … Read More

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MATLAB® Grader™ is a browser-based authoring environment for creating and sharing MATLAB coding problems and assessments. MATLAB Grader allows instructors to Create interactive course assignments from scratch and a library of reusable example courses and assignments. Automatically grade student work and provide feedback with custom scoring rubrics. Review individual and aggregate student performance analytics. Run your … Read More

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Microsoft OneDrive

Canvas supports an LTI integration with Microsoft Office 365 in Assignments, Collaborations, Modules, Course Navigation, and the Rich Content Editor. This integration allows students and instructors to use, create, share, and collaborate on Office 365 files within Canvas. Users can also view their OneDrive files directly in Canvas.  Please review the full Canvas Release: Microsoft Office … Read More

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Microsoft Teams Meetings

Microsoft Teams has partnered with Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, to ensure that students and instructors stay connected in more ways — you can now easily create online meetings directly from Canvas so that classes can meet virtually. This integration aims to make communication and collaboration through learning resources more accessible to students and … Read More

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McGraw-Hill Campus

McGraw-Hill Campus integrates all of your digital products (textbooks) from McGraw-Hill Education for quick and easy access to content and learning tools.

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MyBusinessCourse provides access to Cambridge Business Publishers etexts through your online course. Content includes lecture videos created by the authors of the textbook, as well as quizzes and assignments.


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Packback is an AI-supported online discussion platform that enables curiosity-based student discussion. Packback delivers a method of scaling feedback through the use of algorithmic coaching or AI. Packback’s algorithms automate moderation of posts, empowering instructors to provide higher-level coaching. As students write posts, they will receive real-time coaching feedback; posts may be flagged if they … Read More

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Pearson MyLab & Mastering

Pearson MyLab and Pearson Mastering provides collections of online homework, tutorial, and assessment products, as well as, digital textbooks.

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Pearson Revel

Pearson Revel is a digital textbook that allows instructors to include their content. Revel is an interactive learning environment that seamlessly blends authors' narrative, media, and assessment, enabling students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.


Perusall is an e-book platform that that allows students to be prepared for every class. Perusall increases student engagement, collaboration, and community with the only social annotation platform that works well with all types of content including books, articles, web pages, videos, podcasts and images. By annotating digital text, students receive responses quicker, be able … Read More

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Piazza is a question and answer platform with polling capabilities. It allows any user to post a question and all users to reply to collaborate to create an answer.


Playposit is a visual learning tool that allows instructors to build lessons into videos so that students can learn while viewing a video. Using your Kaltura videos, YouTube or TedEx recordings, instructors can add interactions to increase learner engagement.

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Portfolium Folio Network

Portfolium Folio Network is an electronic portfolio built to showcase the achievements, projects, and competencies of students to potential employers, serving as an expanded resume or CV.  Users can organize learning artifacts, connect with other Portfolium users and curate content to help showcase your skills to potential employers.

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Integrated with Kaltura, Powtoon allows users to create short animated videos.


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Readspeaker is a web-based application that converts text to speech within Canvas. This application may be used by anyone in Canvas but is ideal for those with reading disabilities, dyslexia, visual impairment, and is ideal for non-native English users and seniors.

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Respondus 4.0

Respondus 4.0 is an assessment authoring tool that also allows you to easily manage your assessments and import them into Canvas or print them out.

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Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor

Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor – Getting Started for Instructors Respondus LockDown Browser & Monitor – Getting Started for Students Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor – How do I access the quiz with Lockdown Browser? Respondus Lockdown Browser – How do I install two versions for use with Rutgers Canvas and another institution? Respondus Lockdown … Read More

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RU Faculty Tools

RU Faculty Tools is a collection of applications and resources to enhance teaching and instruction within Rutgers Canvas. These applications and resources are developed and maintained by the Rutgers Office of Information Technology – Enterprise Application Services. The purpose of RU Faculty Tools is to centralize applications developed by Rutgers OIT. RU Faculty Tools is … Read More

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RU Faculty Tools – Mirror Sites

Mirror Sites, available as an application in RU Faculty Tools, ​allow faculty and staff to create a separate course site and mirror an active student roster. When students add or drop a course during the semester, their enrollment will be updated in both the original and mirror site’s rosters. Instructions on how to set up … Read More

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RU Faculty Tools – REGIS GradeSync

REGIS GradeSync, available as an application in RU Faculty Tools, saves instructors time and reduce error by providing a one-button push of final letter and warning grades to REGIS. Final GradeSync depends on the following conditions: The Grading Period is open in REGIS. The Canvas course site contains at least one section tied to one … Read More

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RU Faculty Tools – REGIS Photo Roster

REGIS Photo Roster, available as an application in RU Faculty Tools, provides a quick way for instructors to access photos of your enrolled students. With REGIS Photo Roster, instructors may view student ID photos, first name, last name, and Rutgers ID number. REGIS Photo Roster is not compatible with Banner-coded courses. REGIS Photo Roster is … Read More

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Rutgers Crosslist Courses Tool

The Crosslist Courses tool in Canvas was added by Rutgers OIT to provide faculty and staff an easier way to combine enrollments from multiple sections into a single course site. (See original Cross-Listing Instructions) Understanding the differences between Courses and Sections in Canvas will be helpful before using this tool. Requirements for using the Crosslist … Read More

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Rutgers Demographic-Based Sites

Demographic-Based Sites are course sites in Canvas with a custom roster configured by student, course, or term attributes. These sites provide the ability to organize different cohorts of students together for various departmental or university requirements. Every site request will be reviewed by the Canvas Administrators. The admins will determine if the site is an … Read More

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Rutgers NetID Lookup

Rutgers NetID Lookup, powered by Rutgers LDAP, is only available to Rutgers Canvas users who have a Canvas Admin role and an active CAS session.  Users who have been logged into Canvas for a long time may need to logout and log back in to refresh their NetID/CAS session. Rutgers NetID Lookup allows Canvas admins … Read More


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Sage Vantage

SAGE Vantage is an intuitive digital platform that blends trusted SAGE content with auto-graded assignments, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with instructors and students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. With evidence-based instructional design at the core, SAGE Vantage … Read More

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The SCORM player allows instructors who have created multimedia presentation in iSpring Presenter, Lectora, Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline. The SCORM player will track user progress and pass interactions and grades to the gradebook.


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Top Hat

Top Hat is an end-to-end teaching solution where students are engaged in and out of the classroom through cutting-edge polling software, low-cost interactive content, flexible homework systems, and secure test-taking solutions.

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Training Services Portal

The Training Services Portal provides Rutgers Canvas admins and instructors access to free training resources created by Instructure, the parent company of Canvas. Trainings include on-demand courses, videos, learning paths, and scheduled webinars.

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Turning Technologies

Turning Technologies is an audience response system that utilizes either physical devices or mobile apps to make presentations more immersive with creative engaging interactive experiences. Instructors can ask a question, participants respond and instructors can then share results that will increase engagement with a firm deeper learning.

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Turnitin – Canvas Plagiarism Framework

The Canvas Plagiarism Framework (CPF) is an easy to use method of obtaining Turnitin Similarity Reports for submitted assignments in Canvas. Instructors may still continue to use Turnitin as an external tool for assignments. With the standard external tool integration of Turnitin, instructors may use all features of Feedback Studio including the Originality Report, Grademark, … Read More

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Turnitin – Feedback Studio

Turnitin provides originality checking, interactive grading and peer review, allows instructors to deliver rich, personalized feedback in less time, encouraging notably higher levels of student engagement.

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Vital Source

VitalSource allows students and instructors to access textbooks online, offline and via mobile applications. VitalSource works with over 1000 publishers to extend the availability of etexts beyond the current integrations available in Canvas.

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VoiceThread allows you to create multimedia discussions and projects for your course that course participants can interact with. Users can add voice, text, or video comments to discuss central media such as a presentation, video, or file.


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W.W Norton Publishing

W.W. Norton is an integrated, web-based textbook that includes an interactive digital textbook with resources. Instructors may create learning and assessment tools or use adaptive learning assessments to guide learning.

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WileyPlus is an integrated, web-based textbook that includes an interactive digital textbook with resources to fit every learning style. Instructors are able to post assignments, score student work, keep grades, and more. Students are able to access the complete, online version of your text with study resources that address their specific needs, get instant feedback and context-sensitive help on their assignment, and track their progress throughout the course from your personal online gradebook.



Yellowdig’s Engage digital platform is designed to build learning communities by combining the power of gameful learning principles with a social media interface. Yellowdig Engage supports active learning, student agency, and increases course participation, engagement, and retention. Engage is used by instructors across a diverse set of degree levels, study areas as well as in … Read More

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Search publicly available YouTube videos. Look for the YouTube icon in your course rich editor to search YouTube and click to embed videos in your course materials, discussion and quiz replies, or announcement. The YouTube button is available to students and instructors in the Rich Content Editor.


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Zoom is a synchronous meeting application that allows: Instructors to create, manage and launch Zoom meetings from within your Canvas course. Instructors to host recurring Office Hours across multiple courses. Students to enter Zoom meetings by simply clicking “Join” with the ease of single sign-on. Canvas Instructors to schedule recurring meetings for a single course. … Read More

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zyBooks are fully interactive, web-native learning solutions created in the ‘less text, more action’ pedagogy that empower student engagement and success through animations, learning questions, auto-graded challenge activities, integrated tools, and test banks. For many students, zyBooks offers the confidence to bridge the difficult learning gaps through effective content and powerful technology, giving every student … Read More