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Integrating Library Resources in D2L Courses

Services

What?

Students can make an appointment to meet with a librarian online. Research appointments typically take 1/2 an hour.


Why?

Students benefit from one-on-one instruction and consultation.

How?

Post an announcement and link to the research scheduler in your course.

Help!

Contact swilli12@broward.edu for questions about one-on-one research appointments.

What?

There are two types of library instruction:

  • Orientation- An overview of library resources including online library databases, eBooks and other resources. Also goes over the library support available to online students. Approximately 30 minutes long.
  • Course integrated instruction- A more in-depth look into library resources pertaining to a specific assignment or project. Also covers the importance of evaluating sources and citations. Approximately 1 hour long.

Why?

Information literacy is a process.

A library instruction session is but one step.

Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning.

An information literate individual is able to:

  • Determine the extent of information needed
  • Access the needed information
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically
  • Incorporate selected information into one's knowledge base
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and access and use information ethically and legally

Source: Association of College and Research Libraries, Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education: Standards, Performance Indicators, and Outcomes, January 18, 2000.

 

When?

Ideally you would request an instructional library session once research assignments have been assigned and before students begin their research.


How?

Request library instruction for your online course by completing the form below.

 

Online library instructions are facilitated in Blackboard Collaborate, an online collaboration software. Click on the PDF below for directions on how to launch and log into the BB Collaborate session.


Help!

Contact swilli12@broward.edu for questions about online library instruction. 

What?

Consider embedding a librarian into your D2L course shell to let students connect directly with a librarian. 

The online librarian role in D2L enables:

  • communication with students via discussion, pager, chat, email
  • access to view current assignments and rubrics
  • access to view the class roster

Why?

  • Students can connect directly with a librarian
  • Librarian can offer virtual office hours
  • Librarian can create and monitor discussion threads on research skills and assistance
  • Librarian can share relevant library resources and research information with students

When?

Ideally, librarians should be added to online courses once research assignments have been assigned. Please let the librarian know that you will be adding them to your course prior to embedding them. 


How?

Click on the PDF below for directions on how to embed a librarian in your online course.


‚ÄčHelp!

Contact swilli12@broward.edu for questions and/or assistance with the embedded librarian service.

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