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Canvas and Library Resources

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

Library workshop

This topic is also offered as a library workshop. If you prefer to see how this all works in-person/on Zoom, sign up for the next one (or contact Jeffrey Potter if you don't see it in the calendar. He can add a date or setup a consultation.)

Canvas and Library Resources 

Guide Purpose 

How to integrate library resources (Articles, eBooks, Journals, Streaming videos), research guides, and databases into Canvas courses using Persistent links or the LTI Tools for library databases. 

The WHY?

Instructors can remain copyright compliant and make learning accessible by providing direct access to library resources in courses.

Using Persistent links and the LTI Tools for library databases means that students are automatically have library resources in their Canvas courses. 

The HOW?

Getting Help with Canvas

In order to link library materials in Canvas, the most important technical skill is being able to create a link using Canvas' Rich Text Editor.  If you're not sure how to do that, follow the link below.  

For more help learning the ins and outs of Canvas, visit PGCC's eLearning webpages.