Library Resources in Canvas

Columbia College has installed the LibApps LTI into Canvas. This means you can easily embed subject and course guides as well as databases into Canvas.

Where to Add Content

There are several places you can enter LibGuides content into Canvas: Modules, Assignments or Pages.

  • Modules This is a good place for a specific page or box from a guide, relevant to that specific module.
  • Assignments List of databases or resources – single page or box relevant to the assignments.
  • Pages – More general The entire guide would be good as one of the resources. In addition, you can add a list of subject databases.

What Content Can Be Added

  • Guides & Guide Content
    • Full LibGuide
    • Single Page
    • Content Box from a guide
  • A-Z Databases
    • All A-Z Databases
    • Databases for Specific Subject + Subject Specialists
    • Databases for Specific Subject (list only)
    • Specific A-Z Database

Example of a Full LibGuide within an assignment: 

screen shot of a full libguide in an assignment in Canvas

 Example of Page including Databases for Specific Subject + Subject Specialists:

screen shot of a page in Canvas 

How to Add Content

In Canvas you can add library resources to an existing Module, Assignment or Page, or create anew. 

With the editor select the and then follow the menu to add resources from LibApps Library Content. 

 screen shot of how to add libguides content to Canvas

View our instructional video for more details on adding research guide content to Canvas:

Getting Help

If you would like help adding library resources to Canvas please contact the library via email at