IUPUI has installed the LibApps LTI into Canvas. This means you can easily embed subject and course guides as well as databases into Canvas.
There are two ways to embed content: Manual and Automatic. (For a quick demo of both, see this video from Springshare.)
Only published guides appear in Canvas. So, if you are not seeing a guide, it might be because it is Private. Change the status to Published in LibGuides. Your subject librarian can do this for you.
Librarians need to uncheck the previous/next button in LibGuides you are going to use in Canvas. The previous/next button causes display issues when embedded in Canvas.
If you aren't sure if your guide has previous/next enabled, scroll to the bottom of a page, if you see arrows to the next page, then you need to disable this in LibGuides admin. Contact your Subject Librarian to do this.
Example of Previous/Next at the bottom of a LibGuide:
How to Disable the Previous/Next Button
In order to add LibGuides content manually to a Canvas Course site, the instructor must add their subject librarian to the Canvas course site as a Librarian. See the IU Knowledgebase for more information about Canvas roles and how to add new users to your course.
There are several places you can enter LibGuides content into Canvas manually. The best places to add LibGuides content are: Modules, Assignments, Pages, Quizzes.
Adding content to Modules works a little differently than adding to Assignments, Pages, or Quizzes. See below for full details.
All of them have the same options to present either guides or databases.
Here's what this looks like embedded.
To add LibGuide content to Canvas automatically, your subject librarian needs to enter the Canvas course code as metadata into a LibGuide. The guide will appear in the left-hand navigation of the Canvas course site as "Library Research Guide."
Here's how to do that:
All courses in Canvas have a unique name. For example, FA15-IN-POLS-Y103-23969. (If you, as a librarian, are not added to the Canvas site, you can still create this name by referencing the Course Listings.)
Here is how you enter the course information in the Value field, depending on the level of detail you have in the LibGuide. NOTE: There is a script enabled in the background that removes the semester information. So you do NOT enter the semester/year information.
NOTE: More specific Values will override less specific Values in Canvas. For example, if IN-POLS is entered into the value field of the Political Science subject guide - it will display the subject guide in all POLS courses in Canvas. However, if there is a specific course guide created for POLS Y103, and IN-POLS-Y103-23969 is entered into the value field of that single guide, Canvas will display the individual course guide, not the subject guide.
By default, options in the left-hand navigation of a Canvas course site are displayed in the order in which they were added to Canvas. This means we can't control where the LibGuides content shows up in the list.
Make sure you don't have the Library Research Guide tab hidden. If you don't see it in your course navigation bar, it is hidden.
If you want to hide, unhide, or re-order the options, here is how you do that.
The Automatic Library Research Guide feature only works for courses in Canvas that are coded as IN. For example, FA16-IN-POLS-Y103-13246.
If you have created a course manually and want to link to a library course or subject guide in the left-hand navigation column, you'll need to add the Redirect Tool. Here's how to do that:
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