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Faculty & Staff Information Guide: Linking Resources

Librarians and Canvas

Let us help you improve the quality of your students' research assignments. Further integrate library resources and instruction into your course:

  • Librarians can work with ODL and create a module or page in your Canvas shell with links to library resources and supporting information tailored to your course assignments.  
  • Embed a Librarian into your Canvas course to offer one-on-one, online research assistance for students. The Librarian role can:
    • see course content
    • participate in Discussion Boards
    • able to be contacted directly by students
    • cannot see/access student grades
    • Librarians can be added to courses only with consent of the instructor. After the instructor and librarian agree on the type of interaction the librarian will have with the class, the instructor can enroll the librarian in the site from the People button in the course navigation menu.

  • Collaborate to integrate library research skills into the course curriculum. Add videos, a librarian led discussion, or a librarian-graded quiz.

How to Get a Custom Library Module

Contact the library to discuss what kind of Canvas integration would work best for your courses.

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717.560.8250 Lancaster

permalink to canvas

Creating Links to Articles and eBooks

When you assign an article or eBook to read for a class

Be aware that downloading copies of articles from the library databases and then uploading them to Canvas for your students may violate copyright law. (Research Guide on Copyright)

Provide students with persistent links (or permalinks) to the materials you want them to read on Canvas. Materials are accessible both on and off campus, and there is no reserves process. Permalinks also allow us to track what resources are being used in courses--this helps Librarians decide what databases and resources to maintain.