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Canvas and Library Resources

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

American history resources in Canvas 

The resources listed are available for American history when using the LTI tool

  • Articles
  • Videos
  • Images

African-American history resources can be add in the Canvas areas

  • File 
  • Assignment 
  • Page 
  • Quiz 
  • Discussion 

American History LTI Tool 

Instructors can integrate the library's digital resources (eBooks, Articles, Streaming videos ect) in Canvas courses using the LTI tool. The LTI tool for American History 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 American history to search and add the an Article, Streaming video, or Image to the course.  

Steps to add American History resources 

Step 1 - Open a Canvas course and click + in the Module header

Step 2 -  Select external tool from the drop down box; choose American history from the external tool list 
Step 3 - Search for a resource in American history by keyword or title 

Step 4 - Choose a resource and from the drop down box click Embed chose from Small, Medium, Large


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


Add a American History 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 the American History database and add a library digital resource.

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

Step 3 & 4 - Search by keyword or title; Choose a resource, and from the drop down box click Record URL button  


Step 5 - Click Copy to save the persistent link and Paste the link where you need it.