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Teaching Online

This guide provides information, tools, and resources to support online instruction for those teaching online.

Adding Resources in WebCampus

Persistent Links

  • A persistent link is a URL that will remain stable over time allowing access to a particular electronic resource, such as an ebook or online article. 
  • It is important to use persistent links because copying links from subscription collections from the URL bar in your browser often yields broken links. 
  • In Quick Search, persistent links are called permalinks. They are also known as a permanent, stable, or durable URL.

Item view of an ebook in Quick Search with arrows pointing to 1. Permalink and 2. Copy the Permalink to Clipboard

Authenticated Links

  • Authenticated links allow access from off campus by prompting members of the UNLV community to enter their ACE login information.
  • A proxy server verifies UNLV affiliation and allows access to resources from off campus. 
  • Some databases will automatically generate a proxied persistent link. If it does not include the proxy prefix (, you should add it using the Proxy Link Generator.
  • The proxy prefix is not required when using permalinks from Quick Search. Simply copy the permalink to clipboard, as shown in step 2 of the image above, and add it to your course.

More Information

  • For more information on adding links into WebCampus, visit the Libraries' WebCampus Toolkit.
  • For additional questions and support, please contact Francesca Marineo, Teaching & Learning Librarian for Online Education.

Hybrid Course Template

Serving as a starting point for building a hybrid course, the OE_Hybrid Template can support your online teaching.

You can download the course template file and/or add it directly to one of your courses through Canvas Commons. Simply search for OE_Hybrid Template and import/download. Each page can then be edited to customize the template for your individual courses. More information on importing and viewing a Commons resource in Canvas.

OE_Hybrid Template keyword serach in Canvas Commons

The course includes a creative video assignment with details on how to design and implement an engaging video production assignment in your courses. For additional support designing and customizing your video presentation project, please contact Leah Howd at

This template was built collaboratively by the Office of Online Education and the UNLV Libraries.


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