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Integrating Library Resources into Canvas

This guide is to help faculty integrate library resources and services into their Canvas course.

Why Integrate a Research Guide into Canvas?

Research Guides are designed by librarians to help students select appropriate sources, guide them on doing research, recommend tools, and instruct the students on the use of library and other research materials. Linking out to a guide is great but it's better to actually integrate that content into a Canvas site. Students will get the information they need right when they need it.

Integrate Guides into your Course Content-Basic steps

To add a part or all of a LibGuide to Canvas

  1. Create an new page in Canvas
  2. Click on the blue folder icon in the menu bar
  3. Choose the LibGuides item from the list.
    1. Name the Page (e.g., Library Research)
  4. Click Add Item
  5. Click on the link you just created
  6. Choose guides.library.oregonstate.edu under Please select a site....
  7. Select the content type you want to add. You can choose from full guide, page or just a box from a guide.  
  8. Browse or search for the guide you want to add.
    1. Our most popular content is on the ! Recommended Content guide.
    2. Courses are listed by course designator and number (e.g., ANS 420)
    3. Subject guides are indicated by an * and are listed alphabetically (e.g. *Business)
  9. Click the "Embed Content" button.
  10. Be sure to Publish the new content so students can view it.

Add a list of Databases to your Canvas course site

Add a specific database to your Canvas site

Subject Widget

Course Guides