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Using Shapiro Library Content in the LMS

This guide is for SNHU instructional designers, course developers, deans, faculty and staff that want to use library resources in the LMS and to ensure best practices are followed.

Checking & Verifying Library Links

The last step in ensuring library resources are going to work for users is to verify that the links you created and used in the LMS actually work. We have a few recommendations to ensure you are getting the best information when testing and verifying.

  1. Make sure you are OFF the SNHU network. Testing library links when you are at work and connected to the SNHU network, or if you are working remote and connected via VPN will not accurately simulate off campus use. We want to replicate the experience of a user that is home, on the train, at work etc and accessing library materials. You can use a free private internet browser which blocks IP information called a TOR browser. You could also use a wifi hotspot as well. 
  2. Copy and paste the URL from your blueprint or the LMS build into a new browser. Make sure you have cleared your cookies and cache recently, as our databases often get "mucked" up with this information and can cause access issues. Also make sure you haven't signed into my.snhu recently. 
  3. Does the resource load and open to the correct spot you intended? If yes, great! If no, try clearing your cookies and cache. If that doesn't fix the problem, review the Linking from Specific Databases directions to ensure the link was built correctly. 
  4. Still issues? Contact a member of the eLearning team at

Note: When library links are placed into Microsoft programs like Excel or Word and sometimes also Google Docs, the URLs can accidently be changed by the programs. If you are working off of one of these tools, double check the links before you pull them out of these documents to make sure the links are still correct and usable.