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Auraria Library Research Modules: Canvas Instructions

A guide for importing and using library modules in your Canvas or D2L course.

Canvas Instructions

The following instructions will help you find and import our Research Modules in Canvas. If you have any questions or need additional help, please contact

To access the Modules in Canvas: 

  1. Start at the Canvas Commons search page (you can also reach the Commons from inside your Canvas portal using the Commons button in the main navigation menu).
  2. In the Canvas Commons, search for: “Auraria Library Research Modules” in the search box at the top of the page. 
  3. Select the Module(s) you would like to include in your course. (Note: for the Science Communication module, please search: "Auraria Library Science Communication".)
  4. Click on the Module you would like to import, and look for the "Import/Download" option.
    (Note: You may need to login to your Canvas portal with your institutional credentials before allowed to Import.)
  5. Import/Download into your desired course shell. 

Tips for Using Modules

Introduction Pages

Each module comes with a Course Instructor intro page, and a Student intro page. The instructor intro provides information that will help you determine how you’d like to use the page, and should be removed before making the module live for your students. 


Pages labeled “Lessons” contain text, videos, images, and other instructional materials. 


Pages labeled “Activities” contain reflection questions, quizzes, and other types of assessments so students have an opportunity to apply the material from the Lessons. The default setting is to be ungraded, but you can change these to count toward student grades, or you can remove them altogether. Watch for highlighted text throughout that indicates where an assessment is in place.  


These modules are created to be a base for incorporating information literacy into your course. They are designed to work as-is, but they all lend themselves to your own customization. You can add examples, disciplinary-specific or assignment-specific information, and more. If you would like to work with someone from our teaching team on module customization, please contact us at