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Faculty Guide to Moodle: Integrating Library Resources: Embedded Library Resources

This guide is intended to support faculty in integrating library resources in Moodle courses, meeting your students at the point of need.

Embed Code in HTML Blocks

Use html code to create embedded block in your Moodle course. 

Embedding code in html blocks is a quick and easy way to start out students on their research journey. Copy and past text into an HTML block (available on the lower right of your Moodle course, when editing is on). For example, the following code:

<p><a href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebscohost.com%2Flogin.aspx%3Fdirect%3Dtrue%26db%3Da9h%26AN%3D37344898%26site%3Dehost-live&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNGRaNgOKMG1CjUHujF680I2xM-JQw"><img src="https://moodle.plattsburgh.edu/draftfile.php/398461/user/draft/571656950/Capture%20%281%29.PNG" width="273" height="76" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&amp;db=a9h&amp;AN=60839463&amp;site=ehost-live" style="line-height: 1.4;"><img src="https://moodle.plattsburgh.edu/draftfile.php/398461/user/draft/571656950/Capture....PNG" width="269" height="57" /></a></p><p></p><p><a href="http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&amp;db=nlebk&amp;AN=52007&amp;site=ehost-live" target="_blank"><img src="https://moodle.plattsburgh.edu/draftfile.php/398461/user/draft/571656950/Capture--.PNG" width="251" height="100" /></a></p>

Appears as a block like this in a Moodle site:          HTML code can also embed a search in a database:

                      

   

Library Handout

They sky's really the limit as far as content you can link to in your Moodle course. Get in touch today to start!

Dynamic Technology

RSS (rich site summary, often called 'really simple syndiation') is an excellent way to push the most recently updated content from any source. Anything with the orange RSS icon can be synched with your Moodle course

Types of RSS content include custom database searches, news sources, social media, scholarly journal, youtube channel, blog posts--anything! 

Create a Remote news feed block in Moodle:                                             

The published RSS block looks like this: