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Integrating the Library into Canvas Courses

Welcome!

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 esvoboda@umich.edu.

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 a wonderful option for classes with major research components or for students needing more guidance through the research process.

Library Tools

We are working with ODE to add library specific tools to Canvas navigation. These tools will embed library webpages into your class, so that students do not have to leave Canvas to access the library.

Library Modules

We are creating lesson modules that instructors will be able to import from the Canvas Commons into their courses. Currently, the very popular Avoiding Plagiarism tutorial has been created, but we are planning to create more.

Please contact Liz Svoboda for suggestions about modules to create.

Library Content

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

Helpful Resources