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Credo Embeds

Credo Embeds let you embed one or more articles/entries from your Credo Reference database into your LMS (Learning Management System), VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) or other guides/websites.  Note that any article may be embedded, including those with images, audio, or videos.  Topic Pages may also be embedded; the main article and the definition from the Topic Page will be embedded.

 

  • Credo Topic Page Embedded in Blackboard
  • Credo Entry Embedded in Canvas
 

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request that your LMS or VLE gets added to your account as a referrer or “known source”.  They’ll just need the URL of the referring site to do that.  That will ensure that the contents of the embedded articles will appear and that users will be able to link from the embedded article back to Credo for more tools/content.  When your LMS or VLE or other website is defined as a “known source”, when a student or other member of your community opens the LMS or VLE page in which a Credo article is embedded, that counts as an entry viewed and will be included in your statistics.  The “known source” registration works for usage-counting, but not for authentication; users will need to authenticate to get to more Credo content/features past the embedded article.  Please see below for a description of the behavior of embedded entries and links from open web sites (which may include LibGuides if they’re outside your firewall).  

 

Credo content may be used for educational purposes within your firewall.  Please note that you are responsible for conforming with Credo’s Terms of Use.   

 

Copying an article/entry from Credo into an LMS or VLE

To embed an article/entry from your Credo reference database into an LMS, VLE or other guide/website, do the following:

 
  1. In the user interface, find an article you wish to embed.

  2. Click on the Embed icon at the top right of the article text (highlighted in orange in the figure below.) Embed_Step_1

     

  3. Copy the full Embed Code.

  1. Copy that embed code and paste it into your LMS or VLE. Since the embed code is an HTML code, make sure to use the "HTML Editor" or "HTML View" option in the content editor.

  2. To change the size of your embedded object, simply change the pixel value in the “height” parameter of the code. (Leaving the width as 100% will maintain the correct height/width ratio). For example, to double the size, change the height value to 800 as below:

<iframe src="/http://beagle.credoreference.com/entries/10254437.embed" style="position: relative; height: 800px; width: 100%;"></iframe>

 

 

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Behavior of links and embedded entries in open web page

 

**Authentication behavior when linking to an entry/article or topic page:

 

Scenario 1: Link to a Topic Page  If the user is authenticated or rides in on a proxy, he gets to the Topic Page in Credo and can link to his other content from there.  If he's not authenticated, he gets to see the Topic Page and links to other Topic Pages but doesn't get into more content.  If the open web page has been set up as a “known source” by Credo’s support team, the usage of the entry gets counted even if the user doesn't authenticate.

 

Scenario 2: Link to an entry/article  If the user is authenticated, he gets to the entry (assuming it's in his account) and can navigate to his other content from there.  If the user isn't authenticated, he goes to Credo’s login screen.  If the user is authenticated but doesn't have the entry in his account, he gets a suggestion for a similar entry and, from there, he can navigate to other content in his account.  The link only counts as an entry viewed when the user gets to the entry in Credo.

 

**Authentication behavior when embedding an entry/article or topic page:

 

Scenario 3:  Embedded Topic Page  The entry-view counts against the user's account if the open web page is set up as a “known source”, but the user doesn't automatically authenticate if he links from the open web page to Credo.  If the user is on campus or if the embedded topic page link contains a proxy, and the user links from the embedded TP on the open web page, he gets into his account.  If he's not authenticated, he can access the Topic Page and link to other TPs from there on CORS but can't access content in his account until he authenticates.  

 

Scenario 4: Embedded entry/article  The entry-view counts against the user's account if the open web page is defined as a “known source” by Credo’s support team, but the user doesn't automatically authenticate if he links from the open web page to Credo.  If the user is on campus or if the embedded entry link includes a proxy and the user links from the embedded entry to CORS, he gets into the account subscription.  If not, the user gets access to the entry and to Topic Pages but would have to authenticate to access any more content in his account.  

 

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