How do I add course reserves to my Canvas course?


The Canvas Reading List tool lets instructors upload files and internet resources all within their Canvas course. Instructors can add other instructors and/or library staff as collaborators to help build and manage the list.

To add resources from the library catalog or upload files: 

  1. Click Add Items +, a search box will appear to the right.
  2. To add Library owned resources make sure you are on the Search tab and search for items. To add a resource to your reading list drag it to the section you want it to appear in or click it, select a section, and click Add.
  3. To upload a file make sure you are on the Create tab, upload your file, enter any necessary data, and then click Add.

To add resources from other library databases or the internet:

  1. Still in the Canvas Reading List click on your initials in the upper right to bring up the user menu.
  2. Click Cite It!
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the Cite It! button in your browser.
  4. Now, when you are on a webpage or even in OneSearch or a Library database, you can click the button and add resources directly to your reading list without visiting Canvas.

For more information, see the Faculty Guide to Placing Materials on Reserve, the Canvas Reading List guide, or watch a short how-to video on how to embed a reading list into your Canvas course.

You can email with any questions.
  • Last Updated Oct 13, 2023
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  • Answered By Tiffanie Ford-Baxter

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