External Apps, also known as LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability), add functionality to a Canvas course. For example, an instructor may want to include a study aid, such as flashcards and mini-quizzes, to help students better understand the concepts being taught.

If apps do not already exist for a course, instructors can add external apps in their courses to create additional learning paths for students. External apps can be added to Modules, Course Navigation, the Rich Content Editor, and Assignments.

In the Rich Content Editor, icons for external apps display in the order they are configured.

Examples of External Apps