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Adding Library resources to Canvas

This guide provides information on linking and embedding Library resources in your Canvas course and ensuring copyright compliance.

In this guide . . .

Discover how the Library can help you enhance the quality of course reading materials, making them copyright compliant and readily available to your students. 

The Library has many resources to complement your teaching. These resources can be linked to or embedded easily within your Canvas course.

This guide covers:

  • finding and adding Library subscription resources, as well as open-web resources
  • methods of adding resource links to Canvas, including use of the Reading List app
  • referencing resources used in your Canvas course
  • ensuring copyright compliance of resources used in your Canvas course

decorative imageUsing the Reading List app in Canvas to add resources is best practice. What is a Reading List?

Integrated with Canvas the Reading List app allows teaching staff to create and manage a dynamic Reading List that connects students directly with their course learning materials. Search library-owned material, as well as open web-based resources, and add ebooks, book chapters, journal articles, videos, podcasts, and webpages to enable easy access for students to copyright compliant material.

For more information and instructions about using the Reading List app see the library guide Reading Lists @RMIT.


Contact the Library Online Learning and Teaching team.