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LTI Request Form

LTI Approval Process


What is an LTI in Canvas?

Canvas allows for Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) which allows the integration of third-party applications. In fact, some LTIs will come automatically included within your learning management software such as Office 365, Panopto Video and LockDown Browser among others.


What is the purpose of an LTI Approval Process?

The LTI approval process is meant to allow faculty to submit requests for third-party tools with the understanding that all LTIs must undergo a review and approval process to ensure accessibility, security, and compliance with university policies. If you have any questions prior to submitting a request or about LTIs, in general, please email the TTLC at


What is the LTI approval process?

Each LTI will be reviewed by a Canvas Administrator to ensure all third-party requirements are satisfied and university compliance is being followed. Also, the Canvas Administrator will have to ensure that the tool has been deemed safe to use by TX-RAMPLinks to an external site..

Any associated costs will be reviewed and any free software that triggers a charge will result in an immediate reassessment of the third-party tool.  If the LTI duplicates or closely resembles an existing LTI, it will more than likely be denied, and an alternative solution will be discussed.

A recommended catalog to search for external apps that can be safely installed on Canvas can be found here:


What is the expected timeline to review?

An LTI request should be submitted no later than 8 weeks prior to the starting term of your course. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for term dates.

This allows the Canvas Administrator to properly review the external tool for accessibility, security, and other factors.


How do I request an LTI?

Please complete the following form to submit your LTI request.

Submit Request Here


When will faculty be notified?

Once the tool has been reviewed and approved, faculty will be informed.  

If the LTI is not approved, faculty will also be notified with an explanation of why it was denied, and secondary solutions will be discussed.