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Free Resources for Teaching Online: Integrating Resources into D2L

Integrating Resources into D2L

Here are some instructions for integrating Library resources inside D2L. Because many of the resources are different, they will be listed by Vendor or Platform.

Embedding Films on Demand Videos

Films on Demand offers thousands of educational videos for you and your students. These videos can be embedded into D2L

It is easier to embed videos in D2L if you have two windows or tabs open.

In a first window/tab:

  1. Go to Films on Demand
  2. Locate the film (or film segment) that you want to embed in your D2L course.
  3. Click on the title of the film.
  4. Click on Share/Embed under the title of the films.
  5. Copy the complete Embed Code.

In the second window/tab:

  1. Log in to D2L.
  2. Click on Content. 
  3. Select the Module you want to object to appear in or create a new Module.
  4. Select New and then Create a File.
  5. Enter a Title. D2L does not accept long titles, so enter just the first part of the title before the colon.
  6. Select the Insert Stuff button.
  7. Select Enter Embed Code and paste the embed code.
  8. Click Next. and then click Allow.
  9. Click on Insert.
  10. Publish the document.

Linking to eBooks

You can link to eBooks from Library databases in D2L. You can link to the entire book, a chapter of a book, or specific pages.

EBSCO eBooks - access over 240,000 eBooks on almost every topic.

1) In order to provide a link to a particular book, click on the Permalink Tool on the right.  A box will appear with a link in it.  Copy this link and paste it wherever you'd like your students to have access to it.  This link should work from both on and off campus.

O'Reilly for Higher Education - includes more than 38,000 book titles and more than 30,000 hours of video.

1) Locate the book or video you want to link to in the database.

2) Copy the link from the url bar at the top. Copy this link and paste it wherever you'd like your students to have access to it.  This link should work from both on and off campus.

Linking to Articles

You can link directly to articles that are in the Library databases. Many databases share the same platform. We will list by platform and list the databases available.

Gale (Academic OneFile, Health & Medicine, Health & Wellness, LitFinder, Opposing Viewpoints, etc) 

1) When looking at an article, look at the top menu bar and click "Get Link".

2) When the "Get Link" is clicked the link will pop up. Press the "Select" button and use CTRL + C to copy the link. This link can be pasted into D2L, email, or any document.

JSTOR Arts and Sciences Collection

1) Copy the URL located in the URL bar at the top of the screen.

2) Paste it into D2L or any document.