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Embedding LibGuides into Canvas

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

What is the LibApps LTI Tool?

LTI stands for Learning Tools Interoperability - it's a standard for integrating tools from third-party services into Learning Management Systems (LMS) like Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace / Desire2Learn, Moodle, Sakai, etc.

In terms of Springshare products, the LibApps LTI Tool offers a way to seamlessly integrate content from LibGuides into Canvas.

If you are a faculty member interested in embedding library resources into your Canvas course, contact your subject librarian for more information and assistance.

Types of Content to Directly Embed

This guide will show you how to embed content from LibGuides into Canvas for use in the following sections: Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, Modules, or Pages.


Use the following links to jump to the type of content you would like to embed:

Full LibGuide: Display a full guide within your course site.
Single Page: Display a single page from a guide. Only the page is displayed; no guide navigation.
Content Box: Display a single content box from a guide. Only the box is displayed; no other page or guide content/navigation.
All A-Z Databases: Your full az.php page from your LibGuides site.
Databases for a Specific Subject + Subject Experts: Your az.php page limited to a particular subject, including the subject experts and related guides areas.
Databases for a Specific Subject Only: The list of databases associated with a particular subject, including Best Bets.
Single Database: Single listing for the database you select.
New/Trial Databases: The New/Trial box that appears on your az.php page.
Other Springy Tools: Any Springshare content that can be added to a LibGuide can be embedded in Canvas.