Information Services offers help and advice to teaching staff wishing to make Library materials and services available in Vision courses.

Our Digital Copies Service gives information on requesting scans of reading materials for Vision and the information below gives details of how to link to Digital Copies Services scans as well as examples of linking to online Library resources in Vision courses.

Please note you must NOT:

  • Take photographs of published content from books, journals, etc. and upload to Vision
  • Scan extracts of published content from books, journals, etc. and upload to Vision yourself
  • Download PDFs (e.g. journal articles from the Library's subscriptions) and upload to Vision.

    This is not permitted by the the licence conditions of the majority of publishers or providers of electronic material to which the Library subscribes. The University's copyright licence permits this for a limited number of publishers only.  Information Services staff are required to check permissions, attach a copyright coversheet and report use of the PDF to the Copyright Licensing Agency.
Linking to a Digital Copies Service scan

If you have requested a digital copy (scan) for a course using the Digital Copies Service and have received an email confirming it is ready to upload to Vision, please follow these steps to upload the file to your Vision course.

  1. Go to your Vision course
  2. In Edit mode select Build Content tab
  3. Select Create Item.  Then, in the Create Item setup: –
  4. In the Attachments section select Browse Content Collection
  5. In the Content Collection menu select Institution Content>Library>e-reserves

Scans (PDFs) are stored and will be visible in the current e-reserve folder for your course, from where you can select and submit to upload to your course.

Linking to a journal article

https://ezproxy1.hw.ac.uk/login?url=https://doi.org/

Copy and paste the URL above into the URL field in Vision when creating web links to journal articles using DOIs. This URL should then be followed by the DOI for the article - more details below.

Add this URL to a sticky note on your desktop for ease of access (find out how).

Using the Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

A common way to link to a journal article is to use the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) for the article e.g.

10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2012.10.001

This is typically found on the abstract page of the journal or can be searched for using a DOI lookup service.

To create a URL link to the article, the DOI is used in conjunction with the DOI resolver -

https://doi.org/

and the EZProxy authentication prefix (which allows people connecting from outside the campus network to gain access) -

https://ezproxy1.hw.ac.uk/login?url=

A typical URL for journal article would look like this (with the EZproxy prefix, followed by the DOI resolver then the DOI) :-

https://ezproxy1.hw.ac.uk/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2012.10.001

To add this link in a Vision course: -

  1. Go to your Vision course
  2. With Edit Mode on, select the Build Content tab
  3. Select Web Link from the drop down menu
  4. Add the URL to the URL field and submit

Sample link: McCrae,R.R. (202) 'The maturation of personality psychology: Adult personality development and psychological well-being', Journal of Research in Personality 36 (4), 307-317.

Linking to a Discovery record

To link to a Discovery record (e.g. for print and electronic books, journals or articles) follow the steps below.

  • Open Discovery 
  • Search for the relevant record
  • Open the relevant record by clicking on the title e.g. of the book or journal in the results panel
  • Click on the ‘PERMALINK’ icon
  • Select ‘COPY THE PERMALINK TO CLIPBOARD’ option

To add this link in a Vision course: -

  • Go to your Vision course
  • With Edit Mode on, select the Build Content tab
  • Select Web Link
  • In the Create Web Link screen, enter the details of the item you are linking to in the Name field
  • Paste the permalink URL in to the ‘URL’ field.
  • Add more / select any other relevant option on this page and click ‘Submit’.
Linking to Partner Content in Vision

Partner Content in Vision allows you to search publishers' content and add information about chosen items to your course/s. To link these items to records in the Library's Discovery service, following the steps below:-

eBooks

  • In your Vision course, select Partner Content>Search for Textbook
  • Select the relevant item to add to the course
  • Search Discovery for the item
  • From the Discovery record, copy and paste the permalink for the item in to the URL field in the Partner Content box
  • Add notes in ‘Description’ box e.g. to say available from the library

Print books

  • In your Vision course, select Partner Content>Search for Textbook
  • Select the relevant item to add to the course
  • Search Discovery for the item 
    • check campus library availability, to ensure item is available in relevant location/s
  • From the Discovery record, copy and paste the permalink for the item in to the 'Description' field in the Partner Content box. 
    • NB: this permalink won't display as a hyperlink here (or if added as a URL to the Partner Content  text editor)
  • Add notes in ‘Description’ box e.g. to advise to copy and paste this URL in to your browser to get to the record. 
Linking to LinkedIn Learning Content

https://www.linkedin.com/checkpoint/enterprise/login/2374954?application=learning&redirect=

To create links to LinkedIn Learning videos in Vision (or for sharing elsewhere), insert the above prefix before the URL for the video. This should then be followed by the link for the video.  

For example, if you wanted to share a video with the URL https://www.linkedin.com/learning/communication-within-teams/define-roles-and-commitments you would

  • copy the URL for the video
    (https://www.linkedin.com/learning/communication-within-teams/define-roles-and-commitments )
  • add the prefix to this
    (https://www.linkedin.com/checkpoint/enterprise/login/2374954?application=learning&redirect= )
  • share the new URL link
    (https://www.linkedin.com/checkpoint/enterprise/login/2374954?application=learning&redirect=https://www.linkedin.com/learning/communication-within-teams/define-roles-and-commitments )

You could add this prefix to a sticky note on your desktop for ease of access (find out how).