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Integrating LibGuides/E-Reserves into Blackboard and Canvas

The Library Resources link for your LibGuide or E-Reserves should appear in your Canvas Course Navigation without any action on your part. If it does not appear:

  1. Go To Settings.
  2. Click the Navigation Tab.
  3. Drag Library Resources from the list of Disabled navigation items (the grayed-out list at the bottom) to the location you wish it to appear in the upper list of items to appear to students in the Course Navigation.
  4. Click Save at the bottom.

Note: If you do not wish Library Resources to appear, reverse the drag-and-drop in step 3.

The Library Resources link for your LibGuide or E-Reserves will not automatically appear in your Blackboard Course Menu. To add it:

  1. In the left-hand Course Menu click on the “plus” sign [Add Menu Item] at the top left
  2. Select Tool Link
  3. Fill in the Name field: Library Resources
  4. Select Library Resources in the Type drop down box.
  5. Click on the box “Available to Users.”
  6. Library Resources will now appear in your Blackboard course.




Metadata screenshot

1. Select Guide Metadata from upper right tool bar.

2.  Add custom meta data according to the guidelines presented in the boxes to the right.

Student and Instructor view in LMS

Another view within the LMS without E-Reserves

Canvas Metadata in Library Guides and E-Reserves

CANVAS metadata – must match Canvas title exactly.  If there are multiple sections, all the text through the section number including the parentheses must be included.

Name: LMS

Value: Subject match:

  • CV_ENG

Value: Course match:

  • CV_ENG 4980
  • CV_ENG 4980 Maseles (04)
  • CV_ENG 4980 Smith-Jones (03)
  • CV_ENG 4980 Smith Jones (03)

Cross-Listed Courses  [OC_THR 4670/OC_THR 7670 Krug & Brown]

The name/id will be sorted in ascending order regardless of how it is listed by the instructor. 

OC_THR 4670/OC_THR 7670 Krug & Nelson

Blackboard Metadata in Library Guides and E-Reserves

Name: LMS

Blackboard metadata – periods separate the data

Value: Subject match


Value: Course match

  • JOURN.2100

Value: Course & Section match

  • JOURN.2100.02

Cross-Listed Courses  [OC_THR 4670/OC_THR 7670 Krug & Brown]

List both sections separately in the metadata fied.

  • OC_THR.4670
  • OC_THR.7670