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Teaching and Learning Resources

Resources for Castleton University faculty to learn more about teaching strategies and best practices in higher education

Bringing LibGuide content into Canvas

You can easily bring content from Castleton's LibGuides into your Canvas course. 

For example, you could bring the "About APA Style" box from the APA page on the library's Citing Sources guide into a page, assignment, quiz or other item in your course.

Create the page or assignment or other item. Then when you are editing the item, click on the arrow next to the Apps icon, that looks like a plug, to see the app options (All Apps).


Then choose Library Admin from the Apps choices.


Then select LibGuides - (the only choice) and select the content type you would like to display in your course, a full LibGuide, a Single Page or a Content Box (or the full A-Z database list, a list of databases by subject, or a specific database).

Then, select the guide, page or box you would like to appear.

Decide whether you want the box's header and border to appear. Then click Embed Content.


And voila, the box or page will show up in the page (or assignment or quiz, etc.), like this (or with a header and border, below):


With a box and border, it looks like this:


Class Librarian Discussion

Faculty can import a Class Librarian discussion into Canvas courses so your students can get individual help with research projects right there within your course.  An example is in the VSC Canvas Commons, called "Class librarian discussion." For a librarian to interact with your students, you need to ask Sarah Chambers to add the librarian to your course. You could also make a new research help discussion in your course specific to your students' needs and invite a librarian to join.