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Library Resources for Online Classes: Embed Librarian in Moodle or Canvas

Embedding a Librarian into Your Moodle or Canvas Course

What a librarian can do you in your class:

  • Answer research/library related questions in a discussion forum
  • Create resource pages, tutorials and quizzes for your class.
  • Collaborate with you to find out the best resources to assist your students.

If you want to embed a librarian into to your course, contact that librarian to discuss what the role of the librarian will entail . The librarian will then monitor Moodle to see what questions students may have. Find your librarian by visiting the library's Subject Specialist list

Follow these steps to embed a librarian in Canvas:

  1. From your Canvas course homepage, click on "people" from the menu on the left hand side.
  2. Click on the button "+ People."
  3. Enter the librarian's email address, then choose "librarian" from the dropdown menu labeled "role."
  4. Click "next" and your librarian will be sent a notification through Canvas and they'll be asked to accept your course invitation.

Follow these steps to embed a librarian in Moodle:

  1. Go to the "Subject Specialists" here list to find your subject librarian.
  2. From your Moodle course's homepage, under the "Administration" box on the left hand select "Users" 
  3. Then select "Enrolled Users"
  4. Then select "Enroll Users" in the upper right hand side of the page.  
  5. A small pop-up window displays, in the "Assign roles" pull-down menu, select "Librarian."
  6. At the bottom of the pop-up window, enter the librarian's name or email address and then hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
  7. The librarian's name displays in the pop-up window. Select the Enroll button next to his/her name.
  8. Select the Finish enrolling users" button at the bottom of the pop-up window.
  9. The librarian's name displays under the "Enrolled" users list.