Library Research Guide
This video demonstrates how to add an online lesson to Canvas as an assignment.
Canvas has extensive self-help instruction for using the Commons area.
To find the Search It module in Commons:
We have direct linking between our Canvas and Research Guides systems. “Library Resources” is a menu item within courses. Linking occurs automatically based on matching between the course code field as displayed in Canvas and the metadata entered into the guide by the librarian.
It starts with an "exact" search, based on the value passed from Canvas. If it does not find a match, it removes one character from the end and looks for that new value. It keeps going until either a match is found or there are no characters left to search. It does this search for guides and then another for database subjects.
If there are no matches found for a guide, then the Library Basics guide is displayed.
If there are no matches found for database subjects, then the link to the full list of databases is displayed.
Here are some examples of how specific or general the metadata can be.