Answered By: David Hurley
Last Updated: Mar 04, 2024     Views: 60

Research Guides, also called LibGuides, are curated guides to the subscription and free resources around a specific discipline, course, topic or research tool.

Instructors can embed Research Guides, in part or in their entirety, in their courses in Canvas.

Embedding Research Guides, step by step

Also available as a PDF.
  1. Navigate to the Module where you want to embed the Research Guide, and click the + sign.
    Screen shot showing the plus sign on a module in Canvas
  2. In the pop-up window, select External Tool from the Add drop-down menu. Screenshot showing the External Tool option highlighted
  3. Select "LibGuides"
    Screenshot showing the LibGuides selection highlighted
  4. In new pop-up window, select the guide option (Full, Single Page or Content Box) from Content Type drop-down menu. In this example, we are showing how to embed an entire guide, but it is also possible to embed a single page or content box.
    Screen shot showing Full Guide highlighted.
  5. . Locate the Guide you want to embed using the search box or drop-down menu.
    Screenshot showing the
  6. Choose your preferred landing page for the guide. "Home" is usually the guide's front page, but you can select any pages.
    Screenshot showing the Home page selected.
  7. Click Embed Content and then Add Item.
  8. You can now activate the content by clicking the null icon.
    screenshot showing the content in the module, with some active content showing a green check mark, and the inactive LibGuide showing a null symbol.

All the links in the guide will open in a new browser tab (or window), so your students won't be taken away from the course when they interact with the guide.

Contact the guide's author or the relevant subject librarian if you need assistance with guide content.

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