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Integrating library services and resources into Blackboard

This page is designed to help you enhance your course by integrating library resources and services into your Blackboard page. Please contact us if you have questions or would like assistance with placing materials in Blackboard. 

Link to a book or ebook

Use the search box on the Library's homepage to search for all books and media in the CSUDH collection. Your students will use this same search box to find information about items you have placed on Course Reserves.

screenshot search from library homepage

Once you've located the book, click on the PERMALINK (chain) icon to retrieve a link that will send your students to information about this item. 

permalink in OneSearch

If the book is print item on Course Reserves, encourage your students to make note of the call no. and to check the availability of their book before coming to the library.

Finally, are you using one of our ebooks as a textbook?  Please contact Naomi Moy (nmoy@csudh.edu) so we can add your class information to the Free eTextbooks page on the Library website.

EBSCO eBooks is a collection of full text eBooks. Users can save or print portions of books, or download entire books for short periods of time. Registering with EBSCO allows users to create a personal bookshelf, as well as make notes and highlight text in eBooks.

Once you've located your title, click on "Permalink" to create a permanent URL. You can optionally send students to a specific chapter or page within the book, by navigating to the that point within the book and then clicking "Permalink."

ebsco permalink content book

Click on the ePub Full Text link on the left to open the ebook.

epub link in EBSCO eBooks

Are your students new to using ebooks? Give them a link to the EBSCO ebook tutorial to help them navigate this resource: http://www4.csudh.edu/library/research/tutorials.asp?t=ebooks_ebsco

Ebook Central (formerly eBrary) is a collection of full text eBooks. Users can save or print portions of books, or download entire books. Users can also register on the Ebook Central site to create a personal bookshelf, as well as make notes and highlight text in eBooks.

Once you have located your title, click on the Read Online button to open the content of the book.

ebrary read online button to open content

Next, click on the Permalink (chain) icon to create a permanent URL. You can optionally send students to a specific chapter or page within the book, by navigating to that point within the book and then clicking the Permalink icon.

share link tool ebrary (ProQuest) ebook

After clicking on the Permalink icon, a pop-up will appear with the link you need.

Are your students new to using ebooks? Give them a link to the Ebook Central (ebrary) ebook tutorial to help them navigate this resource: http://www4.csudh.edu/library/research/tutorials.asp?t=ebooks_ebrary

EBSCO and Ebook Central are the largest of the University Library's interdisciplinary ebook providers, but we also have access to Business Expert Press, Ovid, SAGE, Safari, and more. Use the "Ask Us by Email" button above for help with creating permanent links to books for these other content providers.

 

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Manually format a link for off-campus access

Did you know that you can make almost any library online resource accessible from off-campus? You simply need to add our library proxy information to the resource's permanent URL. Upon clicking the proxied link, you are routed through the MyCSUDH portal, which allows the online resource to recognize you as an authorized CSUDH user. 

The library proxy is:

http://libproxy.csudh.edu/login?url=

And here's how you add it to a permanent URL:

http://libproxy.csudh.edu/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/csudh/detail.action?docID=10081934

Try it out yourself!

Note: not all library online resources use proxy to authenticate off-campus users. See the box below for for provider-specific directions.

Link to an online journal article

  • Navigate to the desired article 
  • Look for a chain icon with the word "Permalink" on the middle-right of the screen
  • Click on "Permalink," and copy and paste the resulting URL that generates above the article title

  • Navigate to the desired article
  • Click on the "Details" or "Abstract/Details" link underneath the brief article description
  • Scroll down to "Document URL" and copy/paste the complete link provided

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Link to a database

Go to Article Databases and locate the database you would like your students to use. Right click on the database title and select "Copy Link Location." This will give you a stable url, that will prompt students working from off-campus to log in with their My CSUDH credentials.

right click database title to obtain stable URL

Go to the Article Databases page and select your subject from the "All Subjects" dropdown menu.

subject in A-Z Databases

Use the url in the browser to direct your students to this list of databases.

subject database list url

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Link to or embed videos and streaming media

Go to the A-Z Databases list and select "Streaming Videos and Media" as a Material type to easily find which databases include video content in your course.  

Use the tabs above to see additional details on how to embed videos from the databases in your Blackboard course.

AtoZ Databases by material type video and streaming media

Link to a specific video

Films on Demand videos can be shared with your students by using the Embed/Link tool. Films on Demand allows you to link to a full program (all the segments) or a shorter portion of the video (segment).  If your students are working off campus, they will be prompted to log in using their My CSUDH username and password.

films on demand stable url or permalink

Embed a Films on Demand Video

Use the </>Embed/Link tool in Films on Demand to find the html embed code for Blackboard.  Click on the copy button to copy the embed code.

Films on Demand screen shot showing opening embed code

Go to Blackboard and create an item in a content area, click on the html editor.

blackboard html editor

Paste the embed code in the html code view box, and click "update." You should not need to make any edits to the code.  NOTE: you will only see a yellow box, not the video, until you click submit.

films on demand embed code in html editor

After you click submit, your embedded video should look like this:

films on demand embedded video in Blackboard

What your students will see

If your students are working off campus, when they log into Blackboard, they will see this where you've embedded the video.

Films on demand embedded video login prompt from off campus

Your students will need to log in with their MyCSUDH credentials.  Once logged in they will be able to watch the video in Blackboard.

Link to a specific video

Create a link to a Kanopy video by using the Share tool.

Screenshot of Kanopy database, how to obtain permalink for video

Embed a Kanopy video

Use the share tool in Kanopy to find the html embed code for Blackboard.

Kanopy embed code for blackboard

Go to Blackboard and create an item in a content area, click on the html editor. 

Blackboard html editor

Paste the embed code in the html code view box. Remove the http: before the link, leave the two // in place (src='http://csudh.kanopystreaming....) and click "update."  NOTE: you will only see a yellow box, not the video, until you click submit.

remove the http: from link in Kanopy embed code

After you click submit, your embedded video should look like this:

embedded kanopy video

What your students will see
If your students are working off campus, when they log into Blackboard they will see this where you've embedded the videologin prompt embedded Kanopy video

If the student clicks on Connect Now, they will be prompted to log in using their MyCSUDH credentials. They will then be able to watch the video in Blackboard.

login to view kanopy video

 

 

Link to a specific video

Use the embed tool to find the permalink for your video.

sage find a permalink

Before adding this link to your Blackboard, or sending it out to a class, add the library's proxy information before the link:

http://libproxy.csudh.edu/login?url=https://methods.sagepub.com/video/allyson-holbrook-discusses-questionnaire-design

Embed a Sage Research Methods video

Use the Embed tool to retrieve the embed code for this video.

embed a Sage Research Methods video

Go to Blackboard and create an item in a content area, click on the html editor. 

HTML editor in Blackboard for Sage Research Methods example

Paste the embed code in the html code view box. For Sage Research Methods you do not need to edit any of the code. NOTE: you will only see a yellow box, not the video, until you click submit.

html pop up Sage Research Methods

After you click submit, your embedded video should look like this:

Sage research methods embedded video

The way Sage has configured their embed code, your students will not need to log in to view the video if it is embedded in Blackboard.

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Find copyright information

Faculty members maintain responsibility for providing materials on Blackboard within the copyright laws. For more information see the Copyright Guide.

Collaborate with a librarian in Blackboard

Please contact your college's liaison librarian if you are interested in having a librarian embed in your Blackboard course.  Embedded librarians can provide virtual instruction on research and library resources, monitor a research discussion board, and make recommendations for research resource or assignments.  Your librarian can consult with you on the design of your research assignments, and more.

Research Subject Guides bring together a variety of library and web resources on a particular subject or area of study.  Research Subject Guides are created by the liaison librarian for a specific subject. Link to the Research Subject Guide for your subject area, or embed all or part of a guide in Blackboard using the steps below.

Link to a Research Subject Guide

For a full list of Research Subject Guides visit the library webpage.  Research Subject Guides are organized by college.

Open the guide you'd like your students to use, and use the link in the browser to direct your students to these resources.

NOTE: Please remind your students that they will need to log in with their CSUDH credentials when using library resources from off campus.

Link to a Research Subject Guide

Embed a Research Subject Guide

Embed an entire guide or a specific page in Blackboard by selecting "Library Apps" from the Tools section in

choose "Library Apps" from the Tools bar

Create a name and description for the Research Guide, and click submit.

Click on the link in your content area.

url for embedded subject guide in content area

Chose LibGuides from the LibGuides Site dropdown menu.

choose LibGuides from Site type

Choose a content type from the next dropdown menu.

  • Full LibGuide - Entire multi-page, collection of library and web resources (example).
  • Single Page - One page of a subject guide, for example, Research Methods page of a guide.
  • Content Box - One section from a page of a Research Guide.
  • Databases for Specific Subject + Subject Specialists - list of suggested databases for your subject and the contact information for the liaison librarian
  • Specific A-Z Database - Suggest an individual database to your students.

select content type for embedding a libguide

Choose the guide you want to use.

choose your subject area

Choose Embed Content, and the guide will default to the Research Subject Guide homepage when it loads. If you want the guide to begin on a specific page, choose the page from the Guide Page menu.

Embedding Research Subject Guide

You will be taken back to your content area.  Click on the link again to view or change the embedded information.

edit or view content of embedded research guide

What your students will see:

embedded Sociology Research Guide

The Library has a growing suite of interactive tutorials to help your students with different parts of the research process. Visit our Tutorials page to learn more about individual tutorials, get details on how to install SCORM files in Blackboard, or to find information on troubleshooting tutorials if they don't load correctly.   

Screenshot of library tutorials page

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Did you know?

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Tutorials

A page for all library created tutorials.