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Embedding LibGuides into Canvas

This support guide demonstrates how to embed content from LibGuides into the Canvas course management system.

Important Message

Once you're at the selection screen, follow the steps to the right for the Guide content you want to display.

For all of the available options, Published and Private guides may be listed. Guides that have a Guide Type of "Internal Guide" or "Template Guide", or guides assigned to an internal group will not be displayed.

  • The tool checks the email address / role of the user when the link is clicked.
  • If the email address matches one in your LibApps site, it displays your Published / Private guides first, then other Published / Private guides in the system.
    • Note: you must also be signed into LibApps in order to choose from private guides.
  • If the email address does not match one in your LibApps site, it displays an alphabetic list of all Published guides.

Steps to Embedding

Here's how to embed LibGuides content:

  • Navigate to the Canvas course where you would like to embed content and choose where you'd like it to live -- Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, Modules, or Pages.
  • Create your container (e.g., Assignment, Page, etc.) then Edit your item.
  • Move into the Rich Text Editor and either begin by typing in some instructions or immediately embed your LibGuides content by clicking on the electrical plug icon -->
  • Choose Library Resources (Manual) in the list of available Apps.
  • Use the drop downs to select the content you wish to embed in your page. After selecting an option from the first drop down, additional selection options will appear. 
  • Click Embed Content. Note: You can tinker with the HTML code later by clicking this icon editIcon.jpg towards the bottom of the Rich Text Editor.
  • Save and Publish your item and that's it!

Videos demonstrating process of embedding several different content types: