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Resource Lists: Guide for Staff: Step 6. Embedding full lists and sections in Canvas

This guides aims to support academic staff with managing their Talis Resource Lists.

Embedding Talis Lists and Sections into Canvas

You can embed either a whole Talis list to your Canvas course or divide your Talis list into different sections (by week, theme, etc.) and only embed the relevant section for each module within a Canvas course.
Watch the video below to learn how to do this.



Embedding a Talis List into the Table of Contents

  • From the Dashboard, click on the appropriate course
  • In the course’s Table of Contents, click Resource List

  • Click on the ‘Embed reading list from Talis Aspire’ button
  • Either select a list from the ‘Suggested lists’ section or use the search box to find the correct list

  • Once the correct list has been found, click on the ‘Embed list’  option
  • The whole list will then be bookmarked to the ‘Resource list’ section of the Canvas course


Embedding a whole list or section into a module

From the Dashboard, click on the appropriate course.

In the course’s Table of Contents, click Modules

Choose the module the Talis list section is to be added to and click the plus + sign.

In the drop-down menu, select External Tool

Ensure the Load in a new tab option is unchecked 

Then select the Resource List option from the list

In the popup box, a list can be found in the Suggested Lists section or by searching to find the correct list. 

Once the list has been found, click Select Section.

A list of all the sections will appear. Click Embed Section to select the section to embed into the Canvas module.

Canvas will then return to the original popup box.

Click Add Item button to embed the section 

You will now see the section added below the module name. Click on it to display the items within the section.

items within the section.