Amanda Clossen is the learning design librarian at Penn State, where she coordinates the development of online learning environments. Her research interests include accessible design, metacognition as it applies to library instruction, and student engagement with instructional video.
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This issue of Library Technology Reports (vol. 54, no. 5) looks at integrating library resources into learning management systems. Library resource integration in a local learning management system (LMS) can be streamlined through the application of the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard, which allows connectivity between the LMS and other learning tools. Despite its convenience, the implementation of an LTI tool can be a complicated process both technically and administratively.
In this issue of Library Technology Reports, learning design librarian Amanda Clossen explores Pennsylvania State University Libraries’ large-scale implementation of Springshare’s LTI tool within Canvas. Beginning with the data gathering that guided Penn State’s strategy, this report covers
- the technical aspects of implementation, with a focus on guides and reserves
- strategies for embedding librarians within learning management systems
- outreach and assessment efforts
- major roadblocks and pain points, as well as ways to anticipate and easily overcome these challenges
Through the examples explored in this guide, readers will gain practical ideas on how to integrate library resources within their own LMS.
Chapter 2—Tell Us a Story: Canvas Integration Strategy
Amanda Clossen and Linda Klimczyk
Chapter 3—One Step at a Time: Large-Scale LTI Implementation at Penn State
Chapter 4—Bringing Guides to Every Course
Chapter 5—Migrating Electronic Reserves to Springshare at PSU
J. Christopher Holobar
Chapter 6—Librarian Role and Embedded Librarianship
Chapter 7—Ongoing Implementation: Outreach to Stakeholders