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Libraries Course Materials List

A guide for instructors to learn how to manage and edit the Libraries Course Materials tool in Canvas.

Libraries Course Materials Layout

The Libraries Course Materials list format is flexible to meet a variety of course needs. Typically, the materials are organized chronologically by the course calendar; however, items can be arranged by theme, course project or assignment, etc.

Individual items can be organized within sections (by course module or calendar week, for example), and you are able to easily move, edit, hide, and delete both sections and individual items within your list. 

Move, Edit, and Delete Items

1. To move an item in your list, move your mouse toward the right-hand side of the item you'd like to move. A blue bar will appear, and you will see "Drag citation." Click and drag the item to where you'd like it to go. 

 

2. To edit an item in your list, click the three dots [ ... ] toward the right-hand side of the item. Then, click "Edit item." Use the online form that appears to edit a variety of fields, including title, author, due date, and the dates you want the item to be visible to students. You may also upload a file to the item, or add or edit a note here. Be sure to click "Save" when you're done editing. 

 

3. To delete an item from your list, click the three dots [ ... ] toward the right-hand side of the item. Then, click "Delete item" at the bottom of the menu.

Move, Edit, and Delete Sections

1. To move a section in your list, click the carrot to the right of your section heading name to "Toggle section view." Then, move your mouse toward the right-hand side of the section heading. A blue bar will appear, and you will see "Drag section." Click and drag the section to where you'd like it to go. You may also indent/outdent the section by clicking arrows to the left of the section heading. 

 

2. To edit a section in your list, click the three dots [ ... ] toward the right-hand side of the section heading. A variety of options will appear, including "Edit Section." When you click "Edit Section," you may add or change the section title, description, and dates the section is visible within your list.

 

3. To delete a section from your list, click the three dots [ ... ] toward the right-hand side of the list heading. Scroll to the bottom of the menu that appears, and click "Delete section."

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