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California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeAs California’s community colleges adopt the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) as part of the state’s Online Education Initiative (OEI), librarians have new opportunities to bring library research and information literacy instruction into the online environment.

Sponsored by the Council of Chief Librarians, Erin Daniels and Phyllis Usina, librarians at Santa Rosa Junior College, have prepared a guide that identifies ways in which commonly available library services, resources and programs can be integrated into Canvas. Called, Creating a Library Presence in Canvas, this guide contains features that can be implemented at different levels of the Canvas LMS, including Systemwide, Global Navigation, Course Navigation, Module Level or Page Level.

In addition, the authors created digital examples of those resources that lend themselves to replication by preparing a public Canvas course. Librarians are encouraged to visit the public course to see these examples for potential adaptation, and to download a copy of the 41-page guide.

Find the guide and sample resources in this public Canvas course.


Information provided by the OEI Library Services Work Group