Q: How do I embed a Research Guide into my D2L course?


Faculty are now able to directly embed library research guides into their D2L course. Faculty can browse the list of published research guides and embed an entire guide, or even just a single page or a single box, using their instructor interface.

1. Log into D2L.

2. Select the course (in the “My Courses” box) and select the course module (in the “Content Browser” box) in which you wish to add the research guide.

3. Click on the "Content" tab near the top of the page. Open the "Existing Activities" menu (next to "Upload/Create" tab).

4. Click on "External Learning Tools". Select "LibGuides" as the option.

5. As with all External Resources, you will be able to change the title of this research guide to suit your needs. To edit the name, choose the menu option "Edit Properties In-place". Rename the LibGuide and then click “Update.”

"Edit Properties in-place" menu selection.

6. Next, you'll need to choose which research guide to embed in your course. Click on "View Topic" to open the LibApps Library Content Selection box.

"View Topic" menu selection.

7. The LibApps Library Content Selection box will appear. First, select the LibGuides site from the menu.

LibApp's Library Content Selection menu.

8. Next, you'll be able to choose from several options. You can choose to embed an entire research guide, a single page from a research guide, or a single content box. Alternatively, you could embed a list of databases related to your subject. Work with your liaison librarian to determine what content is right for your course.

9. Next, browse the list of guides or search for it by name. Every program of study at KSU has its own subject-specific research guide. In addition, you can request a course guide from your liaison librarian to match the specific needs of your course.

10. Once you've selected a guide, you have the option of having the guide open automatically to a certain page of the guide. This step is optional.

11. After completing the LibApps Library Content Selection, select "Embed Content". 

LibApp's Library Content Selection menu showing all selection options.

12. Refresh the page. You can preview the content by switching to a student view in your D2L instructor interface, or you can use the LibApps Library Content Selection preview feature. To use this feature, refresh the page and select "View Content."

LibApp's "View Content" selection button.


Please contact UITS for any technical issue relating to D2L:

  • Faculty/Staff: email or call 470-578-6999
  • Students: email or call 470-578-3555.

For more information

If you have questions about campus computers or software, please contact UITS.

For more help, call or visit:

Kennesaw: Sturgis Library Checkout Desk (Ground floor) 470-578-6202

Marietta: Johnson Library Checkout Desk (1st floor) 470-578-7276

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Oct 31, 2023


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