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Optional features in Canvas

Here you can find the optional features that can be used in Canvas. It is also possible to activate external optional featurse or so-called LTI-apps (Learning Tools Interoperability) to get new functionality in Canvas. You can also apply to activate an app that is not used at KTH today.

Apply to activate new external applications

You, as a teacher or course administrator, can apply to add a new external optional feature in Canvas, a so-called LTI app. This page explains the how you apply and the process for reviewing new applications. Historically, the lead time is approximately one calendar year for an LTI app, if it makes it through the review.

Apply to activate new external optional features

KTH Play (Kaltura)

KTH Play, also called Kaltura, is the media portal that is used at KTH to save and share video and sound files, which then can be easily imported to Canvas or other websites. KTH Play has some editing capabilities and automatically generated machine captions available. The files can be imported to Canvas in several ways.

Using KTH Play (Kaltura) in Canvas


Möbius is an advanced quiz tool that is recommended when you want to create assignments where numerical calculations are an important factor. Möbius gives you, among other things, the opportunity to evaluate answers that contain numerical calculations, to dynamically change the formulation of the assignment based on the student's previous answers and also gives greater opportunities to randomize variables and questions than Canvas’ quizzes can offer.

Möbius introduction

The "Canvas Teacher" mobile app

There are two mobile apps, one for students and one for teachers. With the app "Canvas Teacher" you as a teacher can be active in the course via the phone and, among other things, send and receive messages. You can convey results and assessments and time the publication of certain material. However, KTH does not give support for any of these apps.

The "Canvas Teacher" app


SCORM is a technical standard for many e-learning products and is often used to create course content. While it is strongly advised to use Canvas Assignment or Quizzes instead of SCORM, it is possible to import SCORM assignments into Canvas. Continue reading to learn how.



Ouriginal is an external tool used for plagiarism control on assignments in Canvas and should be used by teachers and examiners when students submit text files in Canvas. Ouriginal is recommended to be used as an integrated tool in Canvas and “Assignments”. You can see the result of the check directly in “Grades” or SpeedGrader in a similarity report.

Information about Ouriginal is placed by the pages about System support for examination .