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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.  

Thanks to our Library Course Pages initiative, UMD courses automatically incorporate digital & physical reserves and our Library Research guides into all Canvas pages.

Instructors who are interested in expanding their library resources in a hybrid or full-online environment can set up a consultation with their 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

Examples of Digital Objects

Librarians have access to learning interactive tools like LibWizard, Qualtrics, YouTube, Canvas Commons and many other resources.

A library designed learning module can be:

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. 

Learn More about Online Course Support

Do you have questions about library support for online and hybrid courses? 

  • Contact UMD's Online Learning Librarian via email at Adam Brisk or via phone at 218-726-6603.
  • Interested 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.