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LibGuide Stuff: Basic info

Official colors

Basic colors

light green - #c3d7A4 - color used for the box header background

dark green - #00703C

white - #FFFFFF

black - #000000

Secondary colors

cream - #FFF6DC

gold/yellow - #f0cb00

teal, dark - #00728F

teal, light - #76A9AA

orange - #F3901D

red? - #DE3A6E

purple - #731472

light gray - #EEEEEE

tan, light - #E1D5BF

tan, medium - #CBAE86

tan, dark - #A69667

brown, dark - #543A29


LibGuide/Canvas LTI

Adding a Library Research Guide to Your Canvas Course

collapsible text code

The key here is the code. Here's an example of what you can do (look at the html to see how it works):

Browsing the Stacks

And here's how you do it: 

You need this first set of script just once in your code:

<script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[
function toggleMe(a){
var e=document.getElementById(a);
if(!e)return true;
} else {"none"
return true;
// ]]></script>

And you need this next set for each item you want to collapse (the things in red are CRITICAL the rest, well...).  

<p><a onclick="return toggleMe('Brainstorm')"><b>Browsing the Stacks</b></a></p>
<div id="Brainstorm" style="display: none;" mce_style="display:none"><b> </b> <span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Break up sentences or long phrases </span><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">into</span><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> separate search terms. Write down initial search term ideas. Add to this list as you search and encounter other potential search terms. Cross off terms that aren't working.</span></span><br /><br /></div>

The 'Brainstorm' in the first line and the "Brainstorm" in the second tell the computer what to point to - very important.  Call it whatever you want it to be in your guide but they have to be the exact same.  The rest is text and code for that text - which you can change as you need.

Happy to help if you can't make it work.  The key is to not mess around with the code too much - just changing your text as necessary.  

- Lareese

Moodle Block Info

We are using the tag feature of Libguides to work with the Moodle block only. No other tags should be entered.

Protocol for assigning tags to work in Moodle Block

If the guide is for a specific course and section, the tag should look like this - educ_1100_001

You do not need to create a tag for each section of the course, if all of the sections will be using the same guide.

If the guide is for a specific course but not a specific (can be used by any student in any of the sections), the tag should look like this - educ_1100

If the guide is a general research guide for an discipline (or sub-discipline), the tag should look like this - educ_subject or sped_subject or math_subject

There should only one guide attached to a tag. For example psyc_2103 is attached to a generic guide for this course, psyc_2103_001 is attached to a guide for a specific professor(section) teaching the psyc 2103 course; psych_subject is attached to a generic psychology research page.

However, a guide can have multiple tags. For example a cross listed course could have both course numbers associated with the course - mdsk_4000 and mdsk_5000 or anth_1100 and socy_1100. See Nicole's comments below.


Original Email From Nicole Harris.

If you are dealing with cross-listed courses, you can tag the guide with as many courses that apply. The way the block works is:
1) First, it breaks the course title into the individual course sections.
2) Then it looks for a guide tag that matches any of the sections.
3) If none are found, it looks for a guide tag that matches any of the course levels and finally the course itself.
For example,
If the course name is ANTH-1101-001:HIST-1101-001:WGST-1101-001,
First the block will look for a guide tag of either wgst_1101_001, hist_1101_001 or anth_1101_001. 
If none are found, then it will look for wgst_1101, hist_1101, or anth_1101.
Finally it looks for wgst, hist or anth.
The only way to prevent duplication is to coordination among the disciplines. You may also get that information from Report Express. If a librarian is working on a guide for a specific course, she would need to check if the course is crosslisted first, then work with the librarians of the other disciplines to ensure consistent content delivery.