Is it possible to integrate OpenStax textbooks into canvas?
Hi Svetlana Catia Welcome to the Canvas Community!
If by "integrate", you mean embed an ebook in Canvas in one form or another, then the answer is no, because Canvas does not include an ebook reader.
There is a great discussion about this at Embed a textbook in Canvas? And, you will even find a link for a third-party product that might be useful if you have money: VitalSource
Hi Svetlana Catia,
And if by "integrate OpenStax" you mean like a course.. Yes! I did that in August, for an Anatomy and Physiology text. The Instructor Resources page has a Canvas Common Cartridge download available.
And then in the course, they used a redirect link to the Textbook and then modules had link embeds of the book itself.
When I compare the embedded page in Canvas to the Textbook itself.. it's the same page. So yeah you can integrate with links in the module or through redirect links.
I'm trying to find a help document for the redirect tool but I am unsuccessful. Kelley L. Meeusen or Stefanie Sanders, what's a good reference document for the Redirect Tool?
In the meantime:
What are External Apps (LTI Tools)?
How do I add an external app in a course?
Hope this information sparks some ideas for you,Cheers - Shar
Shar, you've identified the right resources for enabling an external tool. I also like to provide this direct link to the app in the Edu App Center, as it provides the instructions for configuration: Redirect Tool - Edu App Center .
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