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Library Instruction Program

Adding the Library Orientation Module to your Canvas Course

The Library Orientation Module in Canvas Commons is meant to prepare students for Library research. It is particularly appropriate for 100 and 200 level courses, but should work for other student levels as well.

If you want to import this into your course, here are the instructions (instructions with screenshots coming Fall 2020):

  1. Visit Canvas Commons. Type "NMSU Library" into the search box. The module will come up.
  2. Click on the Module Title. From here you can view the contents. 
  3. On the right side of the screen choose the blue "Import/Download" button. 
  4. Choose the course(s) you want to import the module into and click "Import into Course" at the bottom. The module will queue for addition to your course. 
  5. Once the import has completed, you can move the module anywhere within your course that you choose. We suggest assigning this to your students at point-of-need (ie. when they have a specific assignment due) as Library studies show that this is the best way to get students to retain this information.

Stay tuned for further additions into this module, including suggested assignments that you can have your students complete after viewing the module contents. Also forthcoming in academic year 2020/2021: Library module for graduate students.

Thank you for welcoming the NMSU Library into your Canvas course!