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Music & Media Collections: Add Proxy and Links to Canvas

Proxy Me!!

In order for a persistent link to work for off-campus users, the link must include the prefix or the embedded code string

In some cases the code string will already be part of the persistent link, but for others you will have to add it. It is up to you to identify whether or not the code string is already there. Note for Factiva: all Factiva “share” links must be run through this Proxy Me widget in order to work.

Example of a persistent link that already includes the code:

Example of a persistent link that needs to have the Ezproxy code added:

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Adding Links to Canvas

In most cases, you will likely add text & links to or embed library content in the following Canvas content types:

  • a syllabus or other document
  • a Library Resources or other course module
  • a page (which may be then linked to a module)
  • an assignment (which may be then linked to a module)

In each of these content types, you will create your content via a rich text editor box (modules also have an External Link content type you might use). In the example below, this time we'll discuss adding an article or ebook link via a rich text box in a Canvas Assignment content type.

Once you have found the durable URL for your streaming video or audio title in the applicable library database and ensured that it includes the library EZ Proxy coding (as described elsewhere on this page), it's a snap to place it in Canvas.

  • copy the EZProxy coded URL
  • open or create the Assignment you wish to use
  • in the rich text editor box, describe the assignment. Best practice is to include a complete citation to the video or audio composition you are linking to, and embed the link in the title (including a complete citation will aid the student in locating the resource via the library website if the link happens to fail or break).
  • highlight the audo or video title in the text box, hit the link button, and paste the URL into the form

highlight article title

paste URL

  • fill in the rest of the Assignment form (grading, submission options, etc.), and then Save and Publish the assignment.  Add/link the assignment to the appropriate module as needed.