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Linking to Articles, E-Books, and Videos: Linking in Laulima

How to create a link to articles and other content from library research databases.

Special Proxy Prefix for Laulima

When creating links to library research databases, articles, e-books, or videos inside Laulima course sites for Leeward CC courses, using a special proxy prefix will allow students to access those resources without having to log in again after they have logged in to Laulima.

Instead of the regular proxy prefix, use this prefix instead: https://laulima.hawaii.edu/libproxy/lee/?

Example: https://laulima.hawaii.edu/libproxy/lee/?https://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=100432&xtid=3064

Note – When adding a link to a Laulima Lessons page, you can omit the hostname and use the prefix /libproxy/lee/?

Why this works: Since you need to have a current Leeward CC affiliation to log in to a Laulima course site, anyone who has access to a course site is eligible to use the library's restricted resources. The special proxy prefix allows students who are off-campus to access databases or resources through the library's proxy server without having to log in.

Below are instructions for embedding streaming video players in various parts of a Laulima site. Special thanks to Kenwrick Chan for providing these instructions.

To Add a Link to the Left Menubar

Click on Site Info->Manage Tools->from the list off available tools scroll down then select the checkbox for "Web Content", then click on the "Continue" button.  Enter your info.

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Click on the "Continue" button the follow the dialog box path to add that link.  Your results should be similar to this:

Screenshot of web content shown in a Laulima screen

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To Add a Web Link in Resources

In Resources select "Add Web Links (URLs)"

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When the next page is presented, enter your URL and Website Name, then click on the "Add Web Links Now" button.

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You'll see the results in the Resource tool.

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Clicking on the resulting link will open up your content in a new window. If you click on the checkbox to select that file and in the "Actions" drop down menu bar select "Edit Details", you'll see the following options where you can tailor selective release and other various options.

Screenshot of Laulima Edit Details screen

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Displaying on a Lessons Page

In Lessons choose to option to "Embed content on page".

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On the resulting page enter your Libproxy-Resource URL, then click on the "Save" button.

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The resulting page will look similar to this. Laulima will make it's first attempt to try to display your content on the page.

Screenshot showing that the content failed to embed into the page

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It doesn't display so click on "Try other alternative" . It attempts to display your URL in an iFrame.

Screenshot showing the video player visible in the editing screen

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If you see the iFrame, click on the "Save" button to continue. The resulting page with Lessons displaying your results should look similar to this:

Lesson page with video player embedded

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