Posting Library Content to Canvas

Quick links: From Library eCollections (Articles and Books) | From Streaming Video | From Physical Collection

  • If you want the Library to consider purchasing content in any format for your class(es), fill out this form. The library will not purchase textbooks or course materials for sale in the bookstore.
  • Contact the Instructional Technology Hub for help using scanned book chapters or articles that are not a part of the Library’s collection. For copyright considerations, please consult the Copyright Resource article.

From the Library eCollections (Articles and Books)

  1. From the Library e-Collections (Articles and Books): Find the article or eBook you want from the library’s website.
    Some e-books cannot be accessed by multiple users at the same time. If you have questions about the e-book you want to use, feel free to contact Margie Huth ( for more information.
  2. Open a separate window or tab in your browser. Using Canvas, access the “Rich Content Editor” in the area in which you would like to post library content (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes or Syllabus).
  3. Using the linking icon in the rich content editor, copy and paste Permalink from the library record anywhere within a rich content editor. (If you are unfamiliar with this feature in Canvas, please consult How do I create a hyperlink in the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?).

How do I Find the Permalink in the Library Search?

Once you find the article or eBook you would like to link to, click on the title and you should see an option under “Send to” where you can select the permalink.  It will generate the correct URL to paste into Canvas.

From Streaming Video:

Once you have found the resource you’re interested in, scroll to the “View It” section. A screen will pop up like this one, which shows different databases that the streaming video is available in.  Click on the blue links to go to the database where you can view the streaming video. Once the streaming video loads, you’ll want to choose “Embed” under the “Share” link.   Follow the Canvas instructions for embedding video.  If you need help, feel free to chat with us from the chat box in the bottom right corner of our homepage.

From Library’s Physical Collection:

  • To place physical items on “reserve” for your students in the library, like print books or DVDs, use this form.
  • Course Reserves are available at the Library Information Desk.