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Online Learning and Library Resources
Hybrid and Online Course Support
Research support isn't limited to the physical classroom. The expertise of our research librarians is available for online and hybrid coursework, where librarians can demonstrate resources, provide feedback on topics and help students reach their goals. We offer two levels of support for online and hybrid courses.
Library Resources in Canvas
The Kathryn A. Martin Library can quickly provide the following resources for courses with online components:
Liaison Librarians can set up the following resources in your Canvas instance.
- A link to your department's Subject Liaison Librarian Profile Page
- Links to the Subject/Course Research Guides, which contain:
- Information on finding relevant scholarly resources for the subject.
- A listing of databases for each discipline
- Tutorials and links for citing sources, using inter-library loan and Get It.
- Links to physical and digital resources for Course Reserves (optional)
Beginning in Fall 2019, the above mentioned resources will be automatically incorporated into all Canvas Instances at the University of Minnesota Duluth the Library Course Pages program.
Instructors who are interested in expanding their library resources in a hybrid or full-online environment can set up a consultation with Departments' liaison librarian. Additional library elements can be developed, including:
- Consultation for online assignments and tutorials that can help students understand key research concepts.
- Purchase of digital materials for the course via our course content support program
- Demonstrations on how to permalink and embed articles, videos and other content.
- Librarian participation in discussion forums to assist students with topic organization, keyword development, resource location, and more.
- Recording an asynchronous online instruction session, or
- Setting up individual research consultations via Zoom, or Google Hangouts
Example Digital Resources
Librarians have access to learning interactive tools like LibWizard, Qualtrics, YouTube, Canvas Commons and many other resources.
A library designed learning module can be:
- an interactive assessments like this LibWizard for Advanced Writing which allows students to formulate research questions with the assistance of a librarian,
- or the following tutorial created for WRIT 1120 on Evaluating Sources
- Or, an introductory video for key course concepts, databases and research resources.
Librarians will collaborate with instructors to develop and implement content, and reserve the right to select projects based on learning outcomes and availability. Please be ready to share a syllabus, research assignments, and learning outcomes for the course.
Do you have questions about library support for online and hybrid courses?
- Contact UMD's Online Learning Librarian, Adam Brisk, or Information Literacy & Assessment Librarian Kim Pittman.
- Interesed in a developing a Research Guide or other tool? Meet with your Departments Liaison Librarian.
- Find more Information on electronic and digital materials on our Course Reserves page.