Access to course reserve materials provided directly by Media Services is done through the Libraries' Media Collections Online service. You can provide students access to these materials through your Canvas site by adding the IU Media Collections Online tool to your site's navigation. For an example image of what this looks like in your Canvas site, see the example image at the bottom of this page.

If you need assistance with adding this process, please contact Media Services. If there is an urgent problem and Media Services is unavailable, contact Media Collections Online support.

How To Guide - Adding IU Media Collections Online to Site Navigation

Step 1: Go to Canvas Site's Settings Page

In the Course Navigation Menu, click the Settings link (this will most likely be at the bottom of the Course Navigation list).


Navigation Tab

In the Settings page, click the Navigation tab.

Step 2: Enable the IU Media Collections Online link in Navigation

Scroll down the list of navigation items. You will see IU Media Collections Online in the list.


Click the three dots icon to the right of IU Media Collections Online, then click Enable.


This will add IU Media Collections Online to currently enabled items in the course navigation. You can follow these instructions to re-order your Course Navigation menu.

Step 3: Save the Navigation

Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

Step 4: Done!

Media Collections Online is now available as an item in the course navigation. Clicking the Media Collections Online navigation link will display all of the video items Media Services has permitted your class to view, within the date range Media Services has provided.

Adding Media Collections Online as a Module Item

The Media Collections Online view of your course services set up by Media Services can also be added as a Module item within your Canvas site. For instructions on adding an External Tool to your site's Modules, please see the Canvas help pageĀ How do I add an external tool as a module item? The name of the External Tool is IU Media Collections Online.