Encyclopedia Britannica Resources & Add-ons (through Canvas login)
The purpose of this tutorial is to show students and staff how to access Encyclopedia Britannica online through their Canvas course and save resources to their “My Britannica” account. This tutorial will also point out some of the additional resources available to IUSD’s users. Encyclopedia Britannica is still accessible at iusd.org/eb but users who are accessing this way will need their school generic user login if they are not on the district network.
Step 1: Log in to your Canvas Course
The link to Encyclopedia Britannica called Britannica School is visible in the left navigation bar.
Step 2: My Content
Users can search and save results to "My Content".
Step 3: Search by Keyword or Subject
In the search bar, type in a term (e.g. dolphins) and click on the magnifying glass.
Step 4: Saving Results
To save the results to My Britannica, click on the star next to the article, image, or video title to add it to your favorites. Save the resource and create a "resource pack" by name. In the image below, the title of the resource pack is "dolphins" (red arrow). Click on the "X" (orange arrow) to continue searching.
Step 5: Accessing Resource Pack
To view a resource pack, click on the "My Content" link on the top right. Then click on the name of the resource pack in the left navigation bar to open the pack.
Trial Add-ons (Available until 11/15/2018)
Users have access to ImageQuest, a database of images that can be used for school projects, and Original Source, and enhanced collection of primary sources in a curated collection. click on the links in the dropdown menu for these sources.
ImageQuest (Trial active until 11/15/2018
ImageQuest includes millions of images from a variety of collections. Image citations are easily retrieved by clicking on an image. For more information, use the link under "See What's New" (red arrow).
Original Sources (Trial active until 11/15/2018
Original Sources is an enhanced collection of primary source documents curated in a variety of ways. For example, click on "See What's New" (red arrow) and you will see world events in a tiled view.
Click on any tile to see the associated primary resources.
Products included in the EB Subscription:
Enciclopedia Moderna, Escolar Online, Annals of America, and World Data Analyst are accessible through the dropdown menu “Your Britannica Resources” on the homepage.