Canvas: Enable Your Library Course Materials Page

Library Course Materials (LCMs) are dynamically created for all courses at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and Rochester campuses. They are designed to allow U of MN students quick and easy access to learning resources tailored to specific courses. Library Course Materials can include journals, e-books, online content licensed through the U of MN Libraries, photocopies, PDFs, MS Word and MS PowerPoint documents, audio/video files, and more.

To use a Library Course Materials page, you can submit your requested material to the University Libraries Course Materials Services, or you can create the reading list yourself. Please visit how to use the Library Course Materials tool for more information. Once a course reading list is created, students will be able to access course materials via the Library Course Materials page on your Canvas course site.

Please note:

  • Some or all of the requested course materials may be copyrighted and require a copyright payment.
  • Library Course Materials pages are automatically enabled for Canvas sites associated with PeopleSoft, i.e., for-credit course sites. If you need a Library Course Materials page for a non-credit Canvas course site, please contact [email protected].

The process of sharing course materials with students via a Library Course Materials includes two steps:

  1. Creating your Library Course Materials page
  2. Enabling the Library Course Materials course navigation menu item

Creating your Library Course Materials Page

Contact Course Materials Services at the University Libraries to submit a list of your selected course materials

  • The U of MN Library staff will create and activate a Library Course Materials page for your course.
  • An email notification will be sent to you when your Library Course Materials page is ready.

Or learn how to build a Library Course Materials page yourself.

Enabling Library Course Materials

If you do not see the Library Course Materials link in your course navigation menu, you might need to enable this feature in the course.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select the Navigation tab.
  3. Find the Library Course Materials item.
    Settings menu open with the Navigation tab selected and the Library Course Materials option listed in the items to enable
  4. Select the Edit Course Navigation icon (3 vertical dots) on the right.
  5. Select Enable from the pop-up menu.
  6. Scroll all the way down the page and click Save. The link to the Library Course Materials will show up on the left-side course navigation menu.
    course home page with Library Course Materials listed in the course navigation menu

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