In late Spring 2021, the NMSU Library activated a tool in Canvas that allows you to link to or display library resources directly in your course in a more seamless way than was available previously. Embedding these resources into your course is a great way to bring the library to the students when they need it most.
The following library resources can be embedded into your course:
There are two ways to insert these library resources into your Canvas course. You can insert them into your modules or on your home page, or you can insert them within text boxes throughout your Canvas course.
If you are unsure which Research Guide or library resource to choose, visit our Research Guides page to browse or search, or contact a librarian, or the reference desk, for a suggestion.
The first way you can add a Research Guide or Database resource to your Canvas class is by adding it on the module level. If you want to add a library resource at this level, you'll need to create a module for it, or add it to an existing module. How you organize this for yourself will depend on the organization of your overall course.
The second way you can add a Research Guide or Database resource to your Canvas class is by embedding it within a text item you have created in Canvas. Guides and database resources can be embedded directly into Pages, Discussions, Assignments, Syllabus, and Quizzes on Canvas. Basically anywhere that you have access to the "Apps" choice in the text editing box.
Something to note: because the Apps tool embeds these Library resources directly into your text page, some resources, such as Research Guides, will take up a lot of space on the page. Research Guides may be more useful, less confusing, and less overwhelming for students if they are dropped into the course on the Module level.