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Faculty: Online Course Support

Link to Research Guides

Ask a Librarian Discussion Forum

  • Create an Ask a Librarian discussion forum in your course where students can ask research questions. 
  • Contact Jennifer to set this up.

Custom Research Guides

Create a customized online research guide for your class!

  • Embed your guide in Canvas so that students can link to it.
  • Add the link to your syllabus and handouts.
  • Easy to update and customize.

Check out our current research guides.

Ready to start? Want to update your existing guide? Contact Carol or Jennifer at the Library.

Link to Online Articles & Ebooks

Would you like your students to read an online article or ebook? Link to articles and ebooks from Canvas. 

Copy a Permanent Link

When you find an article, ebook, or streaming video in a library database, don't copy the URL from your web browser -- this will break.

Always look for a permanent link to copy. Look for permalink, bookmark, document URL, or share. Copy as paste these links into your Canvas course. 



Add a Link to a Canvas Module

Learn how to add a link into a Canvas Module so that it looks like the example below. For example, you could add a link to the Library Research Tutorial. What a good idea! No?

How do I add an external URL as a module item?

An example of an external link (URL) added to a Canvas module

Information Literacy Presentations

Schedule information literacy presentations and activities for your online classes!

  • Tailored for your classes and assignments.
  • Zoom sessions + assignments, quizzes, and/or discussion forums to help students digest and practice what they're learning.

Learn more or contact the UCC Librarians to schedule!

UCC Library Research Tutorial Module in Canvas Commons

UCC Library Research TutorialThis UCC Library Research Tutorial is a module that is available for you to import into your course from Canvas Commons. 

This tutorial teaches students how to read an assignment, find reference sources for background information, choose and narrow a topic, brainstorm search terms, utilize basic search techniques, find books and articles, copy citations from databases, and read and evaluate articles.

If you are interested in a tutorial/assignment in Canvas to help students learn research strategies for your specific course, contact the UCC Reference Librarian, Jennifer Lantrip.

How to Import into Your Course

  • Go to your course.
  • On the right side of the screen, click Import from Commons.
  • In the search box in Canvas Commons, type UCC Library
  • Click on the UCC Library Research Tutorial
  • On the right side of the screen under Import into Canvas, select your course and then click Import info Course
  • The module should appear in your course.
  • Move it to the location of your choice and publish it.

Contact UCC Online for further assistance importing this module into your course.

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