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Library Resources in D2L

What is the Library Widget Tool?

The Library Widget tool (Manual tool) allows you to embed guide content, content boxes, or database links from the Library Website.

How to Add the Library Widget Tool


  1. While inside the module you wish for the link to appear, choose External Learning Tools under the Add Existing Activities drop-down.
    Add existing activities in D2L
  2. Choose Library Widgets
    Add Library Widgets
  3. A new item labeled Library Widgets will appear in your module. Click on the title.
    Library Widgets
  4. You will see a LibApps Library Content Selection screen. This box allows you to select a guide, page, or database from the Library Website. In this example, we are selecting the Introduction to Academic Research Guide. If you need assistance with selecting content, contact

  5. Select Embed Content 
  6. You will see a message indicating "Success! The content selection for your LTI tool has been saved."
  7. Press F5 on your keyboard to refresh your browser window. 
  8. You will return back to the Content Selection Screen. Choose View Content to see what your students will see, or you can edit your selection by clicking Edit Selection

    NOTE: Students will not see the LibApps Library Content Selection screen. They will be automatically directed to the content. 
  9. You can return to your content module and rename the widget
    renaming content
  10. This process can be repeated for other library content items.