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Library Support for Faculty

This guide encompasses all the services the library provides for faculty and instructors.

Adding Library Resources to Your Canvas Course

 Adding an FOD film to your Canvas site is easy, because Canvas "talks to  FOD already. Find your film in the database below and follow the instructions. 

films on demand logo

To include films from Kanopy in your Canvas course, browse to the desired film in Kanopy. Under the film, click on the Share button. 

You can then copy the sharable link or the embed code, whichever you prefer.


To inquire about purchasing a specific Kanopy film for your course, contact Madge Boldt.

Madge Boldt

Want to embed articles directly into your Canvas course? With any of the GALE databases (ex. below), that is possible! Contact Jesse Schreier to have this plug in added to your Canvas course. 

  To include library resources from Ebsco, you will need to provide a link to the item. Be sure to use the permanent URL, sometimes referred to as a "permalink."

For Ebsco articles, look for the permalink option either along the right or at the top of the page: 
Ebsco eBooks permalink location

  When linking to a library eBook within your course, be sure to use the permanent URL, sometimes referred to as a "permalink."

For Ebsco eBooks (the majority of our collection), look for the permalink option either along the right or at the top of the page: 
Ebsco eBooks permalink location

For Gale eBooks, such as Short Stories for Students, use the bookmark icon along the top. 

For Infobase eBooks, such as the Bloom's series, use the Direct URL along the left: 

For Salem Press eBooks, such as the Critical Insights literature series, please contact the library for the permalink.

 It is easy to link to a Credo article or embed a topic page or Credo Reference article into your Canvas site. 

For links, simple click on the permalink button next to the search bar and add that as a url to your canvas site. 

To embed the article or topic page, you need to grab the embed code from Credo and paste it into your Canvas page. There are detailed instructions and screenshots below. 

Library Canvas Modules

The Library and Writing Center staffs at Massasoit Community College, have developed a set of interactive Canvas modules that will help you incorporate information literacy into your course. These modules break down the research process into four distinct, student-centered sections:
>Reading the Assignment
>Picking Your Topic
>Locating & Evaluating Information
>Synthesizing Information


Each module contains multiple assignments that highlight different aspects of that concept. The first page of each module contains a detailed description of the content in each assignment.
In general, each assignment consists of:
>A short conceptual introduction,
>A 2-3 minute video,
>A related accountability measure often in the form of an online quiz or worksheet. 


The modules/assignments are designed in small parts so you can choose where they will best fit within your course content.
Please note:
>All the items you import are unpublished, are assignments, and worth zero points. This is in order to alleviate confusion in your gradebook and give you control over how you use the assignments. 
>When you import an assignment, you'll need to import the quiz or worksheet that corresponds with it.  
>Take a look at the Importing Instructions in the first Module before adding content to your course. 
> If you want ONLY a video, you can embed those directly from our YouTube Channel, which has playlists organized to mirror the modules layout we have here. 


You do not have to import the course in order to view the content, but you do need to be added to it as a collaborator. We suggest to view the content in MLILMS first and make a list of what you want to import. 

Simply fill out the MLILM faculty form to be added to the course.