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Canvas and Library Resources

How to add and use library resources in Canvas using persistent links and LTIs

Proquest Resources

ProQuest resources in Canvas 

The resources available for ProQuest when using the LTI tool

  • eBooks
  • Journal articles 
  • Videos
  • Journals
  • Newspapers

ProQuest resources can be add in the Canvas areas

  • File
  • Assignment
  • Page
  • Quiz
  • Discussion 

Add Library Resources to a Canvas course

ProQuest LTI Tool 

The LTI tool for ProQuest allows instructors to add resources as documents or resource links.

In step 2, the instructor will need to choose external tool from the drop-down menu. The next step is to select ProQuest Platform to search and add an eBook, Article, Streaming video to the course. 

Steps to add ProQuest resources 
Step 1 - Open a Canvas course and click + in the Module header
Step 2  - Select external tool; choose ProQuest from the external tool list 
Step 3 - Search for a resource from ProQuest by title or keyword.

You can limit searches to full-text and peer reviewed items by marking the boxes under the search bar.  

Step 4 - Choose a resource and click select this document button  


Step 5 - On the Add Item to box, click Add Item button


Add a ProQuest resource to a course

Instructors can add a library resource using the LTI Tool from the Rich Text editor in Canvas. Use the apps button to search African-American history and add a library digital resource. 

Note: The LTI tool from the Rich Text Editor only creates a persistent link to the resource in ProQuest.

Steps 1 & 2 - In the Rich Text Editor, click the Apps icon and choose ProQuest Platform from the Apps list

 Repeat steps 3, 4, and 5 listed above to add a persistent link for a ProQuest resource.