Tools that eLearning Uses in Canvas!

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Recently, badges, have gained attention for adding motivation and encouraging friendly competition. Badges are particularly powerful when paired with learning outcomes associated with skill building or subjects that require successive levels of mastery. CanvaBadges is an App built into Canvas.

Canva is a free online app that allows you to utilize graphic elements and templates to create your own professional looking graphics. No graphic design skills needed! Create badges, course titles and headings, slides, social media graphics, and more!

Creative Commons

Non-profit service provider where authors can share and license their work.  Creative Commons licensed work includes images, videos, music, and text.

Google Slides

Google Slides (formerly Google Presentations) is the Google answer to PowerPoint. Slides, like all of the Google Apps, are updated in real-time and accessible anywhere with Internet. Slides presentations can be embedded into Canvas pages so that students can easily “flip” through content.


LucidChart is a concept-mapping tool, that lets you diagram, brainstorm, model, and map content. This is an easy-to-use tool subjects that include complex concepts or processes that could benefit from visual clarification. LucidChart diagrams can easily be embedded into Canvas pages or downloaded in various other file formats.


Screencast-o-Matic is a free screen recording software you use online.  Provide instruction and demonstrations to your students by recording and uploading your videos into Canvas.


Slideshare is an online presentation tool that allows you share and store presentations. These presentations can be embedded straight into a Canvas pages with the embed code that you can get from the Slideshare website.