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What is APA Style Central?

APA Style Central is an authoritative resource for learning about, educating about, writing, and publishing in APA Style. The product features D2L integration of various modules for use in your class. Topics include citing sources, ethics, plagiarism, mechanics of style, formatting, writing, and more. Over 200 choices are available ranging from guides, tutorials, books, self-quizzes, and sample papers. 

Step 1: Setting Up a Content Landing Page

The Content Landing Page link should not be published for students. This link allows you to browse the various APA content that is available, and retrieve the appropriate links to place them in your course. 

 

  1. From within a content area, choose Add Existing Activities and select External Learning Tools.

     
  2. Click on the Create New LTI Link button:​

     
  3. ​On the Add Activity form, add a title and the content landing page URL

    1. Name: Name your link. Give your link a name that clearly identifies the content and/or action, such as “Select APA Style CENTRAL Content.”

    2. URL: Use the URL for the APA Style CENTRAL LTI tool​
      https://my.apa.org/ltigateway/lti?ERIGHTS_TARGET=http://apastylecentral.apa.org/learnbb

  4. Click on the Create and Insert button, which will return to the content view. ​

  5. From the content landing page link (titled Select APA Style CENTRAL Content in the example below), use the drop-down menu to select Edit Properties In-place:​

     

  6. Check the box to Open as External Resource.

  7. Note: First-time users will be prompted to log in into APA Style CENTRAL with their APA Style CENTRAL user ID and password before being redirected to APA Style CENTRAL content. (APA Style CENTRAL accounts are also MyAPA accounts.) This registration is a one-time action and facilitates single sign-on from the LMS to APA Style CENTRAL.

Step 2: Adding APA Style CENTRAL Content Links

This section assumes you have completed the step above.

  1. Navigate to your APA Style CENTRAL content landing page in D2L (created above).

     
  2.  From the landing page, browse and preview quick guides, tutorials, self-quizzes, samples, and ebook content. When you have selected a specific item for inclusion in your course, click on the Show Link button to view and copy this URL.

     
  3. In your D2L course, navigate to your content area. You are now going to create the link to the specific content you selected (and for which you copied the URL). 
     
  4. From within a content area, choose Add Existing Activities and select External Learning Tools.

     
  5. Click on the Create New LTI Link button:

     
  6. On the Add Activity form, fill in a title and URL:

    1. Title: Title your link. This title should clearly reflect the content of the link; this is the link that your students will see and click on.

      URL: Paste the learning object URL you copied from the content landing page.
       
  7. Click the Create and Insert button, which will return to the content view.
  8. Use the drop-down menu to select Edit Properties In-place
  9. Check the box to Open as External Resource.

  10. Repeat these steps as need to add other quick guides, tutorials, self-quizzes, samples, and ebook content to your course.

  11. Note: First-time users will be prompted to log in into APA Style CENTRAL with their APA Style CENTRAL user ID and password before being redirected to APA Style CENTRAL content. (APA Style CENTRAL accounts are also MyAPA accounts.) This registration is a one-time action and facilitates single sign-on from the LMS to APA Style CENTRAL.

Interactive Tests

In addition to the learning objects available via the APA Style CENTRAL content landing page, APA is also providing ten preformatted tests, along with a pool of test questions that instructors can use to create their own graded tests.

This content can be requested by emailing libsupport@etsu.edu and including your D2L Course Number.