LibGuides: Library Research Guides in ELMS-Canvas

LibGuides is a web-based content management and publishing resource that UMD Libraries uses to create online guides for specific courses general topics. These online research guides are aimed at helping students find the best resources for an assignment, course or subject.

Faculty can now seamlessly integrate entire LibGuides, a single LibGuide page or even a specific content box into ELMS-Canvas, allowing you to select and integrate library resources in whatever way you choose.

To see the full list of LibGuides available, visit the University Libraries website. Not sure which guide to choose? Contact the Subject Specialist who can help identify the best fit for your course or develop a new guide that fits the needs of your students.

Embed a LibGuide in Canvas

  1. Open an existing module and click on the + sign to add more content.

    Select the add module + sign

  2. From the drop down menu, select add external tool, then LibApps Library Content.

    Choose LibApps Library Content from External Tool menu

  3. Click on Research Guides.
    Select Research Guides option
  4. Under Content Type a drop-down menu provides options to import a guide or specific library databases that might be useful to students.
    Guides & Guide Content and A-Z Databases highlighted
  5. To import a LibGuide, the Content Type drop-down menu provides three options.
    • Import an entire LibGuide. This brings the full content of the guide into the Canvas space and allows students to navigate through the Guide.
      Select Full LibGuide 
    • Insert a specific page from a LibGuide. This limits some of the functionality of the guide by enabling students to view a single page from the Guide in their Canvas space.
      Select singe page
    • Insert a single box from a page on a LibGuide. This is useful when there is specific information that you want students to be able to see, such as a box on citation styles.
      Select Content Box