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Adding Library Resources in Brightspace by D2L

Seamlessly incorporate library materials into your Brightspace course, ensuring smooth access for your students.

Using Library Resources in Brightspace

Your students need videos/articles/labs/research, and we know you don't need to deal with access and link issues. We can help with that too!

You can now access the library directly in Brightspace and pull items from the Library's collections into your course shell. Use our tool within D2L to help your students get and utilize the information they need to succeed. For more Brightspace help, visit eCats

Creating Stable Links

Stable links are URL's for online library resources (i.e., journal articles, e-books. streaming media) that can safely be reused for off-campus access.

Use MSU Library's proxy prefix string at the beginning of your URL. This prompts users to log in to the Library's system with their NetID and passwords:

Your URL should look like this:

Journal articles, e-books, videos, and other library resources can all be easily embedded into your Brightspace/D2L course. For questions about stable links contact Hannah McKelvey, Electronic Resources Librarian for assistance.

Embedding Articles Using Library Links

Embedding or Linking Videos

Embedding eBooks into Brightspace

Embedding Online Research Tutorials into Brightspace

Both MSU Library tutorials and CREDO Information Literacy tutorials can be embedded into your Brightspace course and added to the gradebook.

Written Instructions for Embedding MSU Library Tutorials into Brightspace

  1. Download the tutorials you wish to add to Brightspace from the MSU Tutorials OneDrive folder. These files are SCORM files - do not unzip the files after download.
  2. In the course navbar, click the gear icon on the far right side. 
  3. Click the Import / Export / Copy Components tool link. 
  4. Select the Import Components radio button, and then click Start. 
  5. In the Import Course Package window, click Upload. 
  6. Upload the SCORM zipped file to the window. 
  7. Click the Advanced Options button. Don't click Import All Components, since it will skip important steps in the process. 
  8. After the package is read, click Continue. 
  9. On the next screen, select the Select All Components checkbox to select the Content items.
  10. Important: Under the Advanced Options, enter a name for the folder under IMPORT FILE TO. By placing the SCORM object in its own folder, it will prevent it from overriding the other SCORM objects in the course. 
  11. Click Continue to move to the next screen. 
  12. On the next screen, click Continue. 
  13. On the last screen, click View Content to see the SCORM file. It will be in its own module in the Content area of the course, but you can move it to any module you want, rename it, and add a grade item.

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