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Integrating Library Content in Canvas

This is a comprehensive guide to help instructors and librarians provide the best resources for students via Canvas.

Why Link?

Gives you the ability to place direct links to resources within 40,000 journals and almost 300 databases within CanvasE-Reserves, and on web pages.

  • Easy access for students to get exactly what faculty want them to use
  • No copyright concerns - the link is to something for which we've already paid
  • Linking provides usage statistics - so that we do not cancel highly used materials


Embedding Links into Existing Sections in Canvas

1. In your Canvas Course, click on the content area you want to edit - in this case, "Assignments." Then click on the "Add Assignments" button.

Step 1

2. In the editing box, highlight the text you would like to be linked.

3. Now, click on the "Hyperlink" icon in the toolbar. A popup window will appear (if it does not, make sure popup blockers are disabled on your browser).

Step 2


4. In the popup menu, type out or copy the link to your desired content in the URL box. Then click on "Insert Link."

Step 3


5. Finally, click on the "Submit" button. The text that you highlighted should link to your desired content.


Updated 08/24/2016