Bringing the Library into Brightspace

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The Library website is home to a wide variety of material designed to assist students with their research, writing, and other assignments. Last year we adopted a new platform with features that allow us to create engaging online learning resources that can be integrated into Brightspace.  Instructors can now embed assignment guides, citation guides, and writing centre handouts directly into their Brightspace course modules. Choose between an entire assignment or citation guide or bring in just a single page of relevant content.

Embedded content opens inside the Brightspace environment. Students are able to navigate through an entire citation guide, assignment guide, or writing centre handout and then go right back to the course module. For single web pages, such as a tutoring schedule or citation example, embedding significantly reduces the number of clicks necessary to reach the information. The connection is dynamic so any updates made by the library are reflected immediately in the embedded content.

Instructors can embed as much content as they like into one or more modules of any course. If your class doesn’t have a library instruction session there are still many pages that might be helpful to students, especially for mixed mode or web-based courses, and instructors don’t need to ask permission from the library to embed content.

Library web pages that you can embed include:

  • Assignment guides for a specific course
  • Subject guides
  • Subject specific list of databases
  • Subject tutoring schedules
  • Citation guides (APA, MLA, Chicago)
  • Writing Centre schedule
  • Writing Centre handouts

Our subject librarians are happy to help anyone who would like more information or some in-person assistance with embedding library material into their courses. We also have a step-by-step guide on our website as well as in a downloadable Word Document.


List of all content available for embedding

How to embed content into Brightspace online guide

Find Your Subject Librarian

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