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Integrating Library Resources into Canvas

URLs

Do not copy and paste the URL in your browser's web address bar unless directed to do so in the information presented on this guide. Most library databases provide a stable or permanent URL for content items.

Proxy Information

To allow off-campus users to view content, most links will require the UW-Green Bay Libraries proxy server URL as part of the link you send to students. The information for each of the databases/providers explains how to do this.

Library proxy server URL: https://ezproxy.uwgb.edu:2443/login?url=

Adding Library Links to Canvas

The best method for adding a link from a library database into Canvas is to add an External URL. 

1. Click the + button in the module where you would like the link to appear.

Plus button in Canvas

2. Select External URL from the dropdown. Then paste in the correctly formatted URL as directed by this guide, and complete the rest of the form regarding how the resource will appear in your Canvas course.

Canvas Add Item menu

Adding Library Embed Code to Canvas

If available, the best method for embedding a video or other media from a library database into Canvas is to add it to a Page using an External Tool.

If an External Tool is not available for the content you wish to add, follow the instructions below to add embed code to a Page. 


External Tool

1. Click the + button in the module where you would like the link to appear.

Plus button in Canvas

2. Select Page from the dropdown menu and select [New Page] or choose an existing page.

Canvas add Page menu

3. Click on the More External Tools button (blue downward arrow) and select the database that contains your content.

More External Tools button

4. Search for the video you want, then click on Embed.

FOD Canvas Tool


Embed Code (No External Tool)

1. Follow Steps 1-2 above to create a new page.

2. Click on the HTML Editor button.

HTML Editor

3. Paste in the embed code that you copied from the library database, as directed in this guide.