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Library Dashboard: Canvas Integration

This document provides an overview of the Library Dashboard in Canvas at UW-Madison. The dashboard is a tool that connects students and staff to UW Library resources and services in Canvas.

Library Dashboard

The Library Dashboard is automatically included in the Canvas course navigation menu for credit and non-credit courses. The following resources are included in the library dashboard automatically:

  • Ask a Librarian help services
  • Research Tutorials
  • Libraries Search
  • and Research Guides 

Library Dashboard Image

Image of the library dashboard in Canvas.

Library Dashboard Course Resources

The Library Dashboard can also be customized to include course resources. A message visible only to instructors in the dashboard provides a path for instructors to request course resources. If an instructor requests a library instruction session or course resources they will be integrated into the Library Dashboard automatically. The following course resources can be integrated:

  • Librarians: Contact information for the librarian(s) teaching a library session for your course. To request a library instruction fill out the instruction request form
  • Course Reading List: UW-Madison Library materials such as books, textbooks, articles, videos, solution sets, and exams that an instructor has selected for use by students enrolled in a specific course are placed “on reserve” at the UW-Madison Libraries. Reading lists provide links to the course materials listed in the library catalog. These records provide information for students about availability, location, and length of loan period. In cases where the item is an online resource the record will have a link to the ebook or other e-resource.  
  • and Course Guide: Guides created for a specific course and customized for the course topic and assignments. Course guides are created upon request and can be used as supplementary material to a library instruction session or as a standalone resource. 

Image of the library dashboard in Canvas with  the following course resources: Reading list, course guide, and librarians.

Library Contact:

For questions about the library dashboard, contact

Keywordslibraries canvas library course guide research guides course reading list librarian librarians   Doc ID113077
OwnerAlexandra S.GroupLibraries
Created2021-08-16 13:10:43Updated2021-09-07 10:19:35
SitesDoIT Help Desk, UW-Madison Libraries
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