How did library links change over winter break?

Over winter break 2023-24, we made a change to the way we provide off-campus access to library resources. Most of these changes were done in the background, but you will need to take action if you have certain types of library links in Canvas, your syllabus, or other course or promotional materials.

Which links do I need to change?

You only need to change links that include

For example, a link to a JSTOR article:

How should I update the link?

Swap out the existing prefix for the new prefix:

For example, if you are teaching a course at SCC and the link to an ebook in your Canvas course is:

You will change the link to:

Make it SCC

Unlike our old prefix, the new one is college-specific. This means that SCC students and employees can use SCC's prefix. Depending on the resource, they might also be able to use the prefixes from the other Los Rios colleges. But to ensure access, always use SCC's prefix when sharing links with other SCC folks.

Use the URL Converter

The form below will change the old proxy prefix to the new one, change non-SCC versions to SCC's, and add the prefix to URLs that don't already have it.


Note: the above form will work for most URLs. If you provide a URL that itself has problems, what comes out of the form may not work. In that case please retrieve a new link by visiting the resource at the Databases page or OneSearch.

About embedded videos

if you have used Canvas's built-in Films on Demand app to embed a video in your Canvas class, this will continue to work without changes.

If you have embedded a Kanopy video, this also will continue to work, since Kanopy embed code does not use the proxy prefix.

If you have copied embed code from Films on Demand or another library-provided streaming video resource, this will likely include To ensure you get working embed code, please visit Films on Demand again, find the video, and copy the code. If you need help getting this done, please ask us.

Canvas Tool: Atomic Search

SCC has a tool in Canvas called Atomic Search that allows you to search your course content for particular bits of text. Enter in the search box to find URLs that need to be fixed.

Last Updated: Feb 16, 2024     Views: 627

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