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Faculty Information: Links to Subject or Course Guides

Adding a Subject or Course Guide to a Canvas Course

Our librarians have created web pages with helpful suggestions on sources and search strategies for various topics and sources by department.  You can ask Alexis Becker to create a guide to support a research assignment in a specific course. Find existing guides by going to the Research Guides and Other Information section of the library's web site, and then selecting your discipline's guide. Adding a guide to your Canvas course works best if you have a specific guide title in mind to use, either one created by the library specifically for your course, or one of the subject guides.

In most cases, you will likely add text & links to or embed library content in the following Canvas content types:

  • a syllabus
  • a Library Resources or other course module, 
  • a page (which may be then linked to a module)
  • an assignment (which may be then linked to a module)

In each of these content types, you will create your content via a rich text editor box (modules also have an External Link content type you might use). In the example below, we'll discuss adding a Research Guide to a Canvas Page content type.

  1. Locate the title and URL of a Library Research Guide that you want to use.
  2. Create a new, or open for editing an existing Canvas Page. You will see a rich text editor box.
  3. Add some explanatory text for context and highlight the text you wish to link.

    Subject guide insert image

  4. Click the Link button on the toolbar, paste in the URL of the research guide in the URL box as indicated, and save/update link.

    URL insert image

  5. Save the Page when complete (and then remember to link/add it to your Modules or Assignments as appropriate).

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