As Princeton gradually transitions from Blackboard to Canvas, Princeton University Library is exploring ways to connect library resources and services to the new learning management system.
This semester, a small group of faculty began using Canvas as a pilot. Library staff members are continuously helping the early adopters by creating custom content for Canvas, connecting research guides, working on course reserves, and exploring creative ways to be present in Canvas and help support student learning.
A number of library units, such as Research Services and the Information Technology teams, are speedily learning Canvas and brainstorming ways to connect existing library systems to it, such as Springshare, ARES, Aeon, and PUL Digital Collections.
Additionally, each course currently in Canvas has an assigned librarian, who works with the Instructional Design team at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, to support the faculty member’s pedagogical vision.
Written by: Jen Hunter, Librarian for Reference and Research Services and Anu Vedantham, Assistant University Librarian for Research Services with Stephanie Ramírez, Library Communications Specialist