Build and annotate reading lists of online content to supplement course materials
EBSCO describes Curriculum Builder: "EBSCO Discovery Service brings you an easy way to create and manage course reading lists right from your Learning Management System (LMS) with the Curriculum Builder LMS plugin. Highly cost-effective, the Curriculum Builder enables you to bring the world of quality databases, ebooks, and other digital resources from the library’s discovery system easily and directly into the online learning environment."
COMING SOON: Step-by-step documents to supplement the steps outlined below and the screen capture videos.
Step-by-step Curriculum Builder for Library Resources
Watch the videos listed in the "How-to Videos" box on this page to see each process.
To add the library search box to Canvas:
In Canvas, select "Add Item" from the Module view
Select "External Tool" from the dropdown menu
Select "Curriculum Builder for Library Resources" from the list of External Tool options
If desired, scroll or tab down to the "Title" field and rename the list something meaningful (i.e. "Unit 3 Reading List" or "Cold War Reading List"). If you skip this step, your module component will retain the name "Curriculum Builder for Library Resources."
Select "Add Item"
To build a reading list in Canvas:
Add "Curriculum Builder for Library Resources" to a module (as described above)
If you need to rename your reading list after adding it, use the Settings option (the Gear shift icon) in the Module menu
Click on the name of the reading list you'd like to populate
Search in the Library Search Box ("Search Library Resources" shown below) to locate items of interest
Select "Add to Reading List" for each item of interest
To edit a reading list in Canvas:
Navigate to the reading list of interest, open it by clicking on the name of it from the module view
Click on "See Current Reading List"
Use “Add Folder” to organize items in the reading list
Use “Add Text or Instructions” to add notes to the entire reading list (these can be rearranged with the reading list items)
Use “Add Web Resource” to link to a website in the reading list
Use your mouse to drag & drop or change the “Sort Order” numbers to re-order the items in the reading list
To rename a reading list or the library search box in Canvas:
Navigate to the item of interest in the Module View
Click on or open the "Settings" option, marked by the gearshift icon and a drop down menu