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Canvas and Library Integration

Embed library resources into your Canvas courses!

Add a Librarian to Your Canvas Course

You can add a librarian to your course to assist in integrating library resources and connecting with students for research assignments. Follow the instructions below, or contact your Liaison.

Add a librarian through the People tab in the left hand navigation bar.

  • From your course, select People and click "Add People"
  • Enter their email address using the following format: ""
  • Select "Librarian" from the "Role" drop-down menu.
  • Select "Add Users"
  • You will receive confirmation that the person has been enrolled in the course. You can then add additional people by selecting "Add more users" or finish by selecting "Done"

Please note: a librarian added to your course has limited access to edit items in your course, and they do not have access to grades or other sensitive information. Librarians consult with the instructor before adding material or links.

What is the Role of a Librarian in Canvas?

Adding a librarian to your Canvas course is something like inviting him/her to drop in on your classroom from time to time.

Librarians can:

  • Participate in your classroom as a guest speaker in person or online during your class.
  • Embed research guides (or portions of research guides) specifically created for your course.
  • Upload helpful research tips/tutorials.
  • Provide relevant and helpful tips on how to efficiently find, evaluate and synthesize information.
  • Provide useful searching tips and appropriate research tools for an assignment or paper.
  • If desired, collaborate with students on group assignments.
  • Participate in a discussion board.
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