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Request a Canvas 3rd Party Tool

The VCU-affiliated individual requesting the installation of a new or upgraded version of a Canvas 3rd party tool should first complete the following form: Canvas 3rd Party Tool Request Form

This form will require signature from the requesting party, their department’s leadership (Dean or equivalent and IT director, if applicable). 

Information should be included for each field of the form. It is important to provide information about any fees for the tool, and who will cover this cost. If this cost is paid by students, this cost should be noted on the initial request form.

Once the above form has been completed with appropriate signatures, the Learning Systems team will initiate the Canvas 3rd Party Tool: Vendor Information Request Form. This form should be completed by the vendor contact indicated on the Canvas 3rd Party Tool Request Form.

We require a HECVAT, VPAT and contract information from the vendor contact for all tool requests. The vendor contact should attach the VPAT and contract details to this form, and send a copy of the HECVAT to ltirequest@vcu.edu

Once all required signatures have been received on both of the above forms, the Learning Systems team will submit the request for IT Governance review. 

Once a decision has been received from the IT Governance committee, the Learning Systems team will reach out to initiate next steps, including: piloting the tool with the VCU Online team, integrating the tool within our test instance, and moving forward with a broader piloting process.

If a recommendation is made to halt the pilot at any stage, supplemental information will be provided to the IT Governance committee. Requesters will be provided with any supplemental information related to the denial of an installation request. If a tool completes all stages of the above process successfully, the requester will be notified and given a date for installation in VCU’s Canvas environment.