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Support and Resources for Library Instructors

Canvas Librarian Role

A “Librarian” role in Canvas can help the course instructor and the librarian collaborate to support students in their research process.

This voluntary role allows course instructors to invite librarians into their class and assign a role that is clearly defined and recognizable to teachers, students, instructional designers, and librarians.


In concert with the course instructor, librarians will be able to:

  • Access course materials

  • Embed library research guides

  • Add course content  (e.g. tutorials, tools, Information Literacy modules)

  • Participate in discussion boards

  • Communicate with students

Librarians do not have access to grades or other sensitive information. The content that is added and the involvement of the librarian will be agreed upon by the librarian and instructor.

How to be added as a Librarian in Canvas

The instructor will need to take the following steps:

  1. Select Instructor Tools
  2. Select Manage Users
  3. Select Add Users
  4. Add the librarian’s Gator ID (provided by the librarian)
  5. Select “Librarian” as the role
  6. Select Next
  7. Select Save
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