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Integrating the Library into Canvas Courses

Modules Available in Canvas Commons

The following modules have been created by UM-Flint librarians and shared in the Canvas Commons for other UM-Flint instructors to use.

We will be developing additional Canvas modules on topics including:

  • Library orientation
  • Searching library resources
  • Evaluating resources

If you have suggestions or requests for additional topics, please email Liz Svoboda,

Importing and Updating a Commons Module

To add a library module from the Canvas Commons to your course.

  1. Open your course.
  2. Click Import from Commons in the upper right corner of the page to be taken to the Canvas Commons.
  3. Search for Thompson Library.
  4. In the resulting content look for the module you want and select it.
  5. On the module's page you can preview the content before clicking Import/Download to open a side menu.
  6. On the side menu select the course you want to import the module, then click Import.
  7. The module will appear in your course and gradebook shortly.

It is a good idea to check for updates to the Canvas modules you import. We review the content and update about once a year, typically over the summer.