Integrated Learning Tools

UChicago has a number of integrated learning tools using the LTI standard that connect to Canvas and extend its functionality. “LTI” stands for Learning Tool Interoperability and is a standard that allows developers to create easily integrated tools with learning management systems that follow the LTI standard. Some integrated learning tools are connected to Canvas at the root level, meaning they can be leveraged by any group of courses. Other integrated learning tools are specific to certain academic areas, and they are only available within a specific academic subaccount within Canvas.

Note that for integrated learning tools to work correctly with Canvas, your default email address in Canvas should be your address.  An address with a different domain (e.g. can cause problems and prevent you from accessing learning tools through Canvas.  If you prefer to receive Canvas communications at an email address other than your address, it is best to forward your email to your preferred account.

Contact us at if you have questions about using the current integrated learning tools, requesting to add a new learning tool integration, or resetting your default email address in Canvas.

Integrated Learning Tools Available to All Courses

The following list of integrated learning tools are available for use in any course sites. Please contact us at if you are interested in using any of these in your course(s).

Please note: Some applications listed do require separate accounts and payment be set up in advance. Others are centrally funded, as noted.


  • Ares Library Reserves (funded by the Library)
  • Box (funded by IT Services)
  • Campus Press (Voices blog service; funded by IT Services)
  • Cengage Learning Mindlinks
  • EvaluationKIT
  • Kaltura (funded by IT Services)
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Piazza
  • Poll Everywhere
  • Respondus (funded by IT Services)
  • SpringShare
Integrated Learning Tools for Specific Academic Areas

The following integrated learning tools are only used by specific academic areas. They are only integrated at the academic subaccount level. If you have questions or would like to add a specific learning tool you use to your area subaccount, please contact us at


  • Chicago Booth
    • ForClass
    • Harvard Business Publishing
  • Graham School
    • Zoom