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Displaying Guide content using the Manual LTI tool

Getting Started:
For most LMSes (Blackboard, Canvas, D2L, Moodle, Sakai, etc.), adding a manual tool link is a 2-step process. (This is based on how the LMS works, not the LTI Tool.) So the first two steps, regardless of the content you want to display, are:

  1. Use whatever process your LMS uses to add a link to a section in the course site, selecting your Manual Tool wherever appropriate and giving it whatever name you'd like. (See your system's documentation to learn how to do this.)
  2. If the LibApps selection box does not automatically appear (it may not!), click the link you just added.
    • The first time you click the link, you'll simply be at the selection screen.
    • Subsequent clicks will give you the option to display the content or edit the content. Editing the content will remove the previous selection, so you can make a new selection.
    • Your students will only ever see the content, not the option to display vs. edit the content. You are seeing those options because you have the ability to add/edit/manage content within that course.

Once you're at the selection screen, follow the steps below for the Guide content you want to display.

For all of the following options, Published and Private guides may be listed. Guides that have a Guide Type of "Internal Guide" or "Template Guide", or guides assigned to an internal group (CMS only) will not be displayed.

  • The tool checks the email address / role of the user when the link is clicked.
  • If the email address matches one in your LibApps site, it displays your Published / Private guides first, then other Published / Private guides in the system.
    • Note: you must also be signed into LibApps in order to choose from private guides.
  • If the email address does not match one in your LibApps site, it displays an alphabetic list of all Published guides.

Full Guide

The whole guide appears, including page navigation. (LibGuides site breadcrumbs do not display.) You have the option to have the landing page be something other than the first page in the guide.

  • LibGuides Site: Choose your site.
  • Content Type: Choose Full LibGuide.
  • Guide: Select the guide you want to display when users click the link.
    Tip: Use the box at the top to filter the list by guide name!
  • Guide Page: Optionally, select a landing page for the guide.
    Only use this if you want the landing page to be something other than the first page of the guide.
  • Click Embed Content.

Example:

See what a full guide display looks like in Blackboard.

Selection options for embedding a full guide.

Single Guide Page

Select one page to display. Even if the guide has multiple pages, the page navigation will not display. Only the selected page.

  • LibGuides Site: Choose your site.
  • Content Type: Choose Single Page.
  • Guide: Select the guide that contains the page you want to display.
    Tip: Use the box at the top to filter the list by guide name!
  • Guide Page: Select the page you want to display when the link is clicked.
  • Click Embed Content.

Example:

See what a single guide page display looks like in Blackboard.

Selection options for embedding a single guide page.

Content Box

A single content box from a page in a guide will display. You have the option to display the box without header/borders.

  • LibGuides Site: Choose your site.
  • Content Type: Choose Content Box.
  • Guide: Select the guide that contains the box you want to display.
    Tip: Use the box at the top to filter the list by guide name!
  • Guide Page: Select the page that contains the box you want to dipslay.
  • Box: Select the box you want to display when the user clicks the link.
  • Optionally, check off the box to display the box without the header / border (like a "floating box" in LibGuides).
  • Click Embed Content.

Example - Without Header / Border:

See what the display of a content box with no header/border looks like in Blackboard.

Selection options for embedding a single content box.

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