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Toolkit for Teaching Research

(with a focus on remote teaching)

Support Resources for Canvas

Library-specific Canvas Training/Documentation

Notification Settings: (this controls how you are notified when a course you're co-teaching is modified, when students participate in discussions, etc.)

Go to this page to change settings to “Send daily summary” or “Notify me right away”

General PU Canvas Training

Linking Libguides to Canvas

Linking your libguide to a Canvas Course (It will appear in the "Library Resources" tab after you follow these instructions or watch Jen's video):

  • Log on to Canvas, and click on the "course" to which you plan to attach your libguide.
  • Drag your mouse over the course number (e.g., WRI183_S2020), and then press Ctrl-C (Command C for the mac) to copy to clipboard. (If you want to add a libguide to your own Sandbox course, just make a mental note of the name of your Sandbox, e.g., Audrey Welber's Sandbox.)
  • Then, go to the libguide you'd like to attach, and log in (click on Login to LibApps). Then click on the settings wheel--> Guide Metadata (as in image below)


Then, click on the Custom Metadata tab and you'll see three columns, ID, Name and Value. Go to the row that says Add Record, and under the Name column, click on  the word Empty and paste the letters lti in that box and click the blue check mark to save. Next, under the Value column, click on  the word Empty and paste the course number (stored in your clipboard) in that box and click the blue check mark to save. (If you are attaching this libguide to your sandbox, just paste in the name of your Sandbox, e.g., Audrey Welber's Sandbox.) make sure it works as advertised, go back to your Canvas Course/Sandbox and click on the Library Resources tab. You should now see your libguide filling this page!

NOTE: If you want to attach more than one libguide to a Canvas Course, follow the same instructions, but make sure to add descriptive text in the libguides' description box (Under the Libguide title, click on [Click to enter a description]), because only a link to the course number and description  (rather than the full  front page view of the guides) will appear on the Canvas "Library Resources" page.

Customize an Existing Module

Log in to your Canvas account

Click on the Canvas Commons menu choice and first go to the filter button on the right. 

To find the Princeton-specific modules aimed at the writing seminars, filter as follows: Under View only these types click Modules; under Content Types click Templates, and under Grade/Levels, click Undergraduate, and under Shared With click Princeton university. (To explore a wider range of items, experiment with different filter options.)

Click on the title of one that you want to use/modify, and then click the rightmost blue Import/Downoad button.

You will be presented with a list of courses you have access to--check the one(s) to which you would like to add this module. (At first, while you're experimenting with this, add it only to your own Sandbox.)

Now, go back to your Sandbox, and click on the Modules menu choice. You will see this newly added module and you can customize it as you like!




  • Put your own short "intro" video on your module
  • Replace generic examples, resources, and databases with course-specific ones

Canvas Style Guide

Tools which integrate with Canvas

Panopto provides lecture recording, screencasting and video streaming. Watch this video to see how it works in the Princeton environment!