How do I add library resources such as Course Reserves to Canvas?
The University Libraries provides integrations of Course Reserves, library content, and services into Canvas through the automatic inclusion of a "Library Course Page" menu option in the navigation menu of any Canvas course. Clicking on the "Library Course Page" link will present the student with Course Reserves if they are available, as well as library resource and service suggestions tailored to the course site they are currently viewing.
Faculty and instructors using Canvas should not have to do anything for the "Library Course Page" link to appear. It should appear automatically on all Canvas course sites. Facutly and instructors can also remove the link if they desire.
Please see the Canvas Transition Information site for more general information about the move to Canvas.
What are some other library resources and services that I can integrate into Canvas?
Course Readings: Articles, e-books, etc.
Why use links through the Libraries in your courses?
- Make use of the large, high-quality collections of the University Libraries
- Don’t make your students pay for the same article/source twice by requiring course packets
- Ensures all students (both on-campus and off-campus) have access to the desired source
- Conforms to the University licensing agreement for use of database subscriptions
- No need to worry about potential copyright issues
Note: Just grabbing the URL in your browser bar won’t work (or it will only work for a short time or not for off-campus access) due to the complex way the links are generated.
Learn how to get to the “persistent” link to add to your course page:
- Step-by-step guide on creating persistent, direct links to database articles to use in Moodle and other course sites (Interactive Tutorial)
- Step-by-step guide on creating persistent links to library E-books (Interactive Tutorial)
- How to create links to article records in MNCAT Discovery for Moodle or other course sites (video: 3 min)
Request assistance with course material support from the Libraries (including online reserve, on-site reserve, digital course pack, and print course pack requests). Or contact us at email@example.com for help!
Images, Media, and Music
The University Libraries provide access to a variety of sources and offer suggestions on free sources to find more images.
The Libraries also offer access to streaming educational videos and music, which can be embedded directly into your course page. Because a library subscription is required for these resources, users will need to authenticate before they will appear.
Please let us know if you have any questions or if you need any help with any of these resources at firstname.lastname@example.org
And More! ...
We can help you create a Digital Course Pack, or publish and use Open Educational Resources and Open Textbooks. We can also help you find high quality, affordable course content in a variety of formats and content types that will help you save time and save students money. Contact us at email@example.com for more information and assistance!
Do you need help finding, linking to, or using library resources in Canvas?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org! We would love to help!
Course Material Requests
Request assistance with course material support from the Libraries (including online reserve, on-site reserve, digital course pack, and print course pack requests).