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Using Course Readings in Canvas - Faculty

The practical guide for using Course Readings in Canvas. The tool that makes course literature available to students.

Any citation can be enriched with information for your students. You might want to tell them to buy a textbook or to read a specific portion of a book, etc. In the following you will see how.

Public notes

Adding a "Public note" can be done by clicking the "Edit" option in the "More options" menu by the citation. A "Public note" could for example be information on what pages you want the students to read or specific content reading instructions.

Adding tags

Tags offering your students more information on the source, can be added to your citations. They are optional, but we do recommend that you let your students know if the citation is a textbook they should buy.

Your tag options are these:

Textbook - consider buying



To add tags, click the "Add tag" in the citation and choose one or more tags.


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