With the assistance of ITS, the library has been able to add the Springshare Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) to our campus Canvas. This tool allows us to integrate content directly into your Canvas course and that content will appear within the LMS frame. This means that your students will not be shifted outside of the Canvas system to access library resources. This point-of-need service gives them what they need right alongside all of their other course information, links, discussions, etc.
Currently, this tool is an opt-in option on Canvas, meaning you have to add it manually to have the page in your course. However, this is an easy add on for our faculty and can be done by following the simple steps below:
If you need assistance on adding this tool to your course, please email Andrew Adler for assistance.
Need to access a library resource while off-campus? No problem. As long as you have internet access, you can access the library's electronic resources. To start, first click Databases on our homepage to gain access to our A-Z list of our electronic databases.
When sharing content on Canvas, only link out to content from the Library catalog, Library databases, or content that is open access. If there is no access through the library or in the open, use Interlibrary Loan.
When linking content from a library database, make sure you use the Permalink or stable URL rather than the url in the address bar.
Permalinks and stable URLs shoe up in various places, depending on the database. For instance, in EBSCO databases, the permalink shows up on the right hand sidebar of the article record. By clicking the link, the link will appear at the top of the record. Incorporate that link into any assignment or information you share with your class.
JSTOR functions differently than EBSCO databases. The stable URL will appear on the left side of the page above the Cite this Item button. Incorporate that link into any assignment or information you share with your class.You may also encounter articles on JSTOR that require downloading before they can be read - once downloaded, the PDFs can be shared via Canvas or email.
To ensure that links are available for use off-campus, add the following prefix to the link: https://go.openathens.net/redirector/georgetowncollege.edu?url=.
For example: https://go.openathens.net/redirector/georgetowncollege.edu?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/25080591
The prefix will route any off-campus user to the OpenAthens log in.
Occasionally issues may keep you from accessing electronic resources. Some things you can try to troubleshoot the problem:
If you continue to experience connection issues, please contact the library. Please provide as much information as you can, including the name of your browser, the database you are trying to connect to, and any error messages you may be seeing. If possible, take a screenshot.
Off-campus access to Ensor LRC's Interlibrary Loan service is available in the event that you need to teach or research remotely.
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Email Michele Ruth if you have any questions regarding Interlibrary Loan