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Integrating the Library into Canvas Courses


With the campus transition to Canvas, the library is excited to collaborate with instructional faculty in new ways! This guide will help you integrate the library services and resources into your Canvas courses.

Need more information? Contact Liz Svoboda

Add a Librarian

You can invite librarians to be part of your class! As a part of your class, we will be able to add course content, post announcements, and moderate discussions and answer student questions. This is a wonderful option for classes with major research components or for students needing more guidance through the research process.

Library Tools

These tools embed library webpages, a course reserve search, and/or our Ask a Librarian webpage into the Canvas navigation of your class, so that students do not have to leave Canvas to access them.

Library Modules

We have created lesson modules that instructors will be able to import from the Canvas Commons into their courses. Currently we offer the following modules, but are developing more.

  • Avoiding Plagiarism 
  • Introduction to Searching UM-Flint Library Resources

Please contact Liz Svoboda for suggestions about modules to create.

Library Video Tutorials

We continue to create tutorial and instructional videos for a variety of library tools and databases. Video tutorials can be accessed through the library's YouTube channel or Kaltura's My Media and Shared Repository.

Library Texts and Media

Linking or embedding ebooks, journal articles, films, and more from the library databases is simple in Canvas. Find out how to add library content on the Link to Library Texts and Embed Library Media pages.

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