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Library Resources in Canvas

Posted: August 22, 2016

University Libraries are updating systems to integrate with Canvas.

Fall 2016 will see improving access to University Libraries course resources, as content on reserve and guides for research are integrated into Canvas. Beginning fall 2016, all Canvas courses will have a link to Library Resources on the Course Navigation Menu (http://kb.its.psu.edu/node/3799). Library guides relevant to each course and related subjects will be automatically included under the Library Resources section in Canvas, providing students with a quick and easy list of tools to guide them to reliable resources for their assignments. These guides will be automatically generated according to course, but faculty members can easily request alternate guides for the specific needs of each course by contacting their subject librarian.

In addition, the Libraries has moved online course reserves into a more user-friendly system, E-Reserves. While reserve requests from faculty will be submitted using the same forms, content integration with Canvas will enable Libraries staff to embed all online reserves directly into the Canvas course. Each course’s reserves and guides can be accessed directly from the Library Resources section in the left navigation area.

All faculty, whether using ANGEL or Canvas, also will be emailed direct links to reserves lists for their convenience and for them to embed in courses using ANGEL. Reserves links in ANGEL under the Resources tab, Penn State Library Tools, will no longer function. Instructions for faculty Libraries to remove these tools and replace with a direct E-Reserves link will be available through ANGEL.