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    Embedding a Librarian

    Have a research assignment or project? Or do you just want to give your students easy access to professional research help? Add a librarian to your Canvas Course. They can answer research/library questions, create online resources, and collaborate with you to find the best resources for your students.

     

    Embedding Library Guides (LibGuides)

    LibGuides (Research Guides) are course and subject-specific online webpages developed by librarians. They are designed to help users do research in specific subject areas (like healthcare management or English 1301), find resources to complete specific assignments, or build proficiency using specific material types (like images and newspapers). Find out how to embed LibGuides into your Canvas course so it is easier for students to access library resources!

     

    Embedding a Link to Articles, Journals, Videos, and Other Resources

    In order for your students to access articles, journals, videos, and other resources at the library, you need to share with them permanent links/persistent URLs to those resources.


    Explore ways to embed library resources into your Canvas course, please contact a librarian for assistance! 


    Embed a Librarian

    What an embedded librarian can do in my Canvas course?

    • Answer research/library-related questions in a discussion forum.
    • Create resource pages, tutorials, and quizzes for your class.
    • Collaborate with you to find out the best resources to assist your students.

     

    Which librarian should I embed into my Canvas course?

    If you want to embed a librarian in your course, contact that librarian to discuss what the role of the librarian will entail. The librarian will then monitor Canvas to see what questions students may have. 

     

    Follow these steps to embed a librarian in Canvas:

    1. From your Canvas course homepage, click on "people" from the menu on the left-hand side.
    2. Click on the button "+ People."
    3. Enter the librarian's email address,
    4. Choose "Librarian" from the dropdown menu labeled "role."
    5. Click "next" and your librarian will be sent a notification through Canvas asking them to accept your course invitation.

     

    Want to embed other library resources to Canvas?

    There are also additional guides on how to embed other library resources into Canvas.


    Embed Research Guides

    LibGuides (Research Guides) are course and subject-specific online webpages developed by librarians. They are designed to help users do research in specific subject areas (like healthcare management or English 1301), find resources to complete specific assignments, or build proficiency using specific material types (like images and newspapers). The library has a list of all LibGuides.

    You can embed LibGuides into your Canvas Course so it is easier for students to access these resources.

     

    How to embed a LibGuide into a Canvas Course

    Click on the "+" button at the top right of the module you want to add a LibGuide. In the pop-up window:

    1. Select "External URL" in the dropdown list.
    2. Type in the URL in the URL section, or paste it from the list of LibGuides.
    3. Give your LibGuide page a name.
    4. Click "Add Item" and you should be able to see a LibGuide embedded to a Canvas page.

    Embed Library Resources

    Creating Persistent Links to Library Resources

    In order for your students to access articles, journals, videos, and other resources at the library, you need to share with them permanent links/persistent URLs to those resources.

    To find a permanent link/persistent URL: On the article, journal, or film record, look for words such as "Embed URL", "Persistent URL", "Stable URL," "InfoMark," "Document URL," or "Permalink."

     

    An Example from the Library Catalog

    An Example from an Article Database

    An Example from a Streaming Video Database "Films on Demand"

    Embedding a Persistent Link in Canvas

    Once you have found or built a persistent URL you can paste the URL into a Canvas page or other document. In order for your students to access the link, it is better to load the link in a new tab since some URLs are not considered safe enough in Canvas.