Additional tools

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Additional tools

In Canvas it is easy to integrate additional tools. At the moment a limited number of tools is already integrated in Canvas. See the list below for more information on the tools available. This list will surely grow longer in the future. If you have a request for a new tool please contact your faculty Canvas support.

Canvas app

Canvas has an app that is available for both Android and iOs phones. There is a teacher app as well as a student app. For teachers it is easy to use to grade or give feedback to submitted assignments. Students can do a lot on the app, like checking their calendar, consult shared files and announcements and submit assignments.

Tip: for teachers it might be interesting to download the app for students too, to check out what students can do in your course.

  • To download the Student app, go to: link to iOS app store & Google app store
  • To download the Teacher app, go to: link to iOS app store & Google app store
Collaborate Ultra

As of 1-9-2021 Collaborate will no longer be available. For online meetings with students Zoom will remain available, accessible via Canvas. For more information on Zoom see the Videum website.

Please download any recordings you want to keep before 1-9-2021.

For more information contact your Faculty support


Do you want to actively engage your students in the subject matter after they leave the Problem Based Learning (PBL) session? FeedbackFruits modules -integrated in Canvas- could facilitate this for your course!

You can choose:

  • Interactive documents and videos support interaction around a document or video.
  • Peer review option with which students can review their peers’ work, by coupling one or several students. The instructor may structure feedback with criteria and constraints.
  • Group Member Evaluation tool, which offers the possibility to students to evaluate group member contribution to collaborative group work.
  • Discussion Assignment to structure a meaningful online discussion by letting students discuss each other’s work in an open setting. 

Find out more about the tools.
Attend workshops on FeedbackFruits.

Keylinks Learning Resources

The University Library uses Keylinks Learning Resources to create uniform lists of course-related materials for your students.

For more information see the Keylinks portal of the Library. Here you can subscribe to an online introduction. Keylinks Learning Resources is integrated in Canvas, this means that in all courses of the faculties that are using Keylinks lists, a link to their list is available on the Resources page. If you have created a reference list in Keylinks and the list is published by the University Library the list is directly accessible through this link


Create an assignment with Urkund/Ouriginal plagiarism check

Urkund/Ouriginal can be used with an assignment in Canvas. Create an Assignment and select Submission type Online. Then select Urkund/Ouriginal for Plagiarism review.







You can also set whether students are allowed to view their plagiarism report and if so, when. All papers submitted for this assignment will now be checked for originality.

To access the Urkund/Ouriginal report

In the Gradebook you can see whether the report is available, when the report is available a small tab icon is displayed.







The colour of the tab indicates the range of the matching percentage found.






You can access the report by opening Speed Grader.
Open the report by clicking on the percentage.

For more information on the Urkund/Ouriginal report, please see: Manual on Urkund/Ouriginal report.

N.B.: Some of the sources are only accessible if you are logged in into Urkund/Ouriginal . You can login from the first paper you are examining;

  • Click on Profile -> Sign In.
  • To log in, an Urkund account is necessary; see below how to create an account.


Uploading a document as a teacher

As a teacher you can upload a document to check for plagiarism.

After creating your first Urkund/Ouriginal assignment in a published course in Canvas your account will exist in the Urkund/Ouriginal database.

Surf to   and click on Log in to Webinbox (Global). In the following pop up  select “Forgot  your password?”

After filling out your UM email address a password reset will be sent to you. After resetting your password, you can login to the back-office of Ouriginal.

N.B.: Do not select Don’t have an account.

See also this manual on how to use the Urkund/Ouriginal portal.

Another option is to send a document to the following mail-address.:

So for instance for a teacher with username a.teacher this would be


Zoom is a virtual classroom application that is easy to use outside and inside of Canvas, enabling teachers and tutors to manage synchronous (live) sessions with students in your course environment, such as tutorial meetings. Zoom supports up to 300 participants in standard meetings.

For manuals and guidelines on Zoom, please take a look at the online lecturing website. Next to Zoom, you there find information on:

  • lecture recording (both in lecture halls as well as desktop recordings)
  • video conferencing tools (Zoom and Collaborate Ultra)
  • and guidelines for tutors, lecturers and students to organise and participate in online educational activities.

Author:  UM Library



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