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Canvas and Library Integration

Embed library resources into your Canvas courses!

How many people can use an eBook?

  • Many of our eBooks have a limited number of simultaneous users.
  • Sometimes just a single user can log in (using their Merrimack ID) at one time.
  • Keep this in mind when planning readings and assignments involving eBooks.
  • Contact the library if your students will need access at the same time. In some cases, we may be able to increase access to a title.

Link to eBooks

  1. Go to the library website and click on Find Books & Videos
  2. Type in the book you are searching for 
  3.  If we have the eBook, click on the book title you want
  4. On the title information screen, click where it says "Access for Merrimack College..." (see screenshot below)
  5. Grab permalink from top or bottom links (see screenshot below)


Add an Ebook to a Canvas Course

Add the link to your Canvas course. 

Use the permalink to add the URL to the appropriate section of your Canvas site.

Module Level
  1. From an existing module, click the icon
  2. Change dropdown to External URL
  3. Paste in the permalink of the article in the URL box 
  4. Name the page 
  5. Select Load in New Tab
  6. Click Add Item
Page Level
  1. ​From an existing module, click the + icon
  2. Add Content Page
  3. Select [New Page] and fill out the "Page Name"
  4. Click Add Item
  5. Once the page is set up, click on the page, then click on Edit
  6. Paste in the title of the article, click the Link to URL icon, paste in the permalink, then click Update Link
  7. Click Save
Test your link.

Open your Canvas page in a new browser or different computer, and click your new link. If it gets you to the same place--great!  If not, look around for the permalink.


Embed an Ebook

For questions or feedback contact the McQuade Library
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