There are several different types of content that can be linked to or embedded into Talon, each with its own method. Check the table below to find the type of content you want to embed, then follow the link to the corresponding directions for how to do it. **Please note, if you have content you would like to embed but don't see here, please contact us!
Your choice of specific pages and databases to share
Create a module in Talon
Library Plagiarism Tutorial in Talon
Library Services has created a Talon-based tutorial for faculty to use in your own courses. It is a tutorial on plagiarism, that includes interactive videos, text-based instruction, and short quizzes to check understanding. If you have any questions about this tutorial, or need any help copying it into your own Talon courses, please contact librarian Kate Cameron.
First, request access to the Talon course “Library Tutorials” by sending an email to librarian Kate Cameron.
Once you have access, the Library Tutorials course will show up in your list of Talon courses, and you may preview the plagiarism tutorial content. To copy content in your own course, continue with the following steps:
From your own course where you want to assign a Library Tutorial module, go to “Course Admin.”
Click on “Import/Export/Copy Components.”
Select “copy components from another course/org unit” and click “search for offering.”
Search for “library tutorials”, then select course and click “add selected.”
Click the button “Select Components.”
On this page you’ll select:
“Content” and “Select individual items to copy”
External Learning Tools
Select “Plagiarism”, then “continue.”
Please note: Because you have made a copy of the content and put it in your course, you are now free to edit or delete any portions of each tutorial, customizing to the needs of your students. Also, we may occasionally make updates to the tutorial, and will email you a notification in that case.
Linking to Articles, eBooks or Videos in Library Databases
Directions for linking to Library resources within Talon
To place a direct link to a database article, ebook, chapter, or video into Talon (or any other website, PowerPoint, etc.), you must use the persistent URL or "permalink" to that article, which each database will provide you with. This permalink can then be copy and pasted just like any other link. Do not copy and paste from the browser's address box. If you have any trouble finding the permalink for an article, see the examples below for several of our most used databases, or contact the Library for help.
In your Talon course content, select the "Upload/Create" button, then "Create a Link".
Find the persistent URL for the resource you want to link to, or create a stable link by adding Kirkwood's prefix to the link. Please see directions for specific databases below.
Copy and paste.
Test your link!
How to find the persistent URL, or Create a stable link by adding Kirkwood's prefix
To point your students directly to an article, e-book or e-book chapter, or video in a database, always look for the persistent URL or "permalink" provided by the database. Do not copy and paste from your browser's address box (with exceptions noted below). Listed below are directions of linking articles from major databases.
Linking to articles and eBooks (databases alphabetical)
Click the article title and look for “Document URL” at the bottom of your screen.
Copy and paste this URL into your Talon page,
Then copy and paste the off-campus prefix (https://resources.kirkwood.edu/login?url=) right before it. Make sure there are no spaces between the URL strings.
DSM-5 Manual and Psychiatry Online journals:
From the page for the book or article you want to link to, copy the URL in the browser address window,
Paste it where you want the link to appear in your Talon course content.
Then copy and paste the off-campus prefix (https://resources.kirkwood.edu/login?url=) right in front of it. Make sure there are no spaces between the two URL strings. See the example to the right.
This method of embedding widgets into your Talon courses has you copy and paste the embed code for the widgets you want to use into a module or sub-module description.
1. On Talon, create a module or sub-module where you want a widget to show up. In order for the widget to show up on the Course Content page (and not require students to follow a link to see it) only one widget per module or sub-module may be embedded.
2. In the Course Content table of contents along the left side of the screen, click on the name of the module or sub-module you just created, then click below the title of the module, on "Add a description..." Now click on the "Insert stuff" button that looks like this:
and click on "Enter Embed Code."
3. Now come back to this Faculty Servcies LibGuide page, and select, then copy, the embed code for the widget you want to embed. The sample images below show what the widget will look like, and the embed code is what you copy and paste.
4. Now go back to your Talon page and paste into the "Enter Embed Code" box. Click "Next," then "Insert," then "Update."
Please note: You can create a widget from any box or page of content anywhere within the Library's LibGuides pages. Just email Kate Cameron or Ryan Strempke-Durgin in the Library and let us know what box you want embedded in your Talon, and we'll send you the embed code.