Canvas Brown Bag: Library Resources
Toni Anaya, Associate Professor, University Libraries, talks about how to incorporate library resources and course reserves into Canvas courses. Resources include self-paced tutorials on using the library and conducting research as well as incorporating streaming video into classes.
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[00:00:01.955]You ready to go?
[00:00:03.621]Well, thanks for coming to this brown bag, I'm Toni Anaya.
[00:00:05.178]I'm an associate professor and instruction coordinator
[00:00:06.746]with the university libraries.
[00:00:08.624]And today we're just gonna do some demoing
[00:00:10.063]about how the university library
[00:00:11.752]can support faculty when they're teaching classes.
[00:00:15.979]One of the very first things
[00:00:17.021]is you can always add your subject librarian
[00:00:19.118]as an observer in your class
[00:00:20.963]and invite them to participate in assignments
[00:00:23.243]or provide support or a direct link to students
[00:00:27.018]so that they know who their subject librarian is.
[00:00:30.805]A lot of times they're unfamiliar
[00:00:32.716]with how the library works, they don't know who to talk to.
[00:00:35.889]So providing them that observer listing
[00:00:37.500]right in the course would be helpful for them
[00:00:39.313]to be able to see.
[00:00:41.916]Librarians, our model now is that every department
[00:00:44.369]has a liaison or subject specialist assigned to them.
[00:00:47.721]And so a part of that is working with faculty
[00:00:51.117]and being embedded in classes
[00:00:52.522]so that we can provide direct support to students,
[00:00:54.474]and Canvas is a great way to do that.
[00:00:57.040]One of the nice things that has happened since fall,
[00:00:59.485]or first in spring I think,
[00:01:00.849]is that we now have the UNL Libraries here
[00:01:03.901]in the navigational bar of each course
[00:01:06.673]that students can use.
[00:01:08.849]Over the past semester, it is the number,
[00:01:11.394]the second highest referral link
[00:01:15.412]to the university libraries
[00:01:17.402]aside from the direct homepage, the direct URL.
[00:01:20.812]So students are definitely using the library from Canvas
[00:01:24.958]to access materials.
[00:01:27.629]It does anchor directly and we have it opening in a new tab
[00:01:30.589]so things can work and the proxy works,
[00:01:32.406]but it takes us directly to the university libraries
[00:01:35.712]and students can search for materials here.
[00:01:38.796]They can also search for their subject liaison
[00:01:41.193]or their subject specialist through our directory
[00:01:45.508]where they can see everybody based on actual subject.
[00:01:49.048]So that is one way
[00:01:51.120]that we can use Canvas.
[00:01:54.733]One of the really nice things
[00:01:55.924]that I am particularly happy that we're using
[00:01:59.294]is Canvas Commons.
[00:02:01.385]If you aren't familiar,
[00:02:02.218]if you haven't embedded any Canvas Commons material
[00:02:04.587]into your course, the university libraries for UNL
[00:02:07.852]have actually created some online modules
[00:02:11.521]that you can then embed into your classes.
[00:02:17.438]Academic integrity, some basic research skills,
[00:02:19.856]a library orientation
[00:02:21.183]so they learn how to use the library website,
[00:02:24.199]they will create their accounts.
[00:02:26.423]So being able to access materials
[00:02:28.919]through the university libraries from off campus
[00:02:31.188]is one of the biggest things that we get asked about
[00:02:33.431]and it involves creation of an account.
[00:02:36.433]And these modules will do that.
[00:02:38.326]Academic integrity obviously,
[00:02:40.102]how to avoid plagiarism, how to cite things,
[00:02:41.965]giving students tools that they need
[00:02:43.804]to access finding support that the university,
[00:02:47.104]the libraries provides students
[00:02:49.742]is another one of our modules.
[00:02:52.551]These are very new
[00:02:53.384]and we do plan on rolling out several others.
[00:02:56.073]We have some others that are very popular,
[00:02:58.299]especially discipline specific.
[00:03:00.328]So if faculty wants to develop a particular module
[00:03:03.608]to use in Canvas or self-paced online teaching like this,
[00:03:07.866]we can definitely do that.
[00:03:10.208]Psychology is a good example where we had a paper,
[00:03:14.517]we had an assignment that was pretty onerous,
[00:03:18.100]they had to go and do it all on paper
[00:03:19.891]and find a site abstract and then find it.
[00:03:23.700]And what we've done is we've created a module like this
[00:03:27.797]that's been viewed over 5000 times
[00:03:30.673]on how to perform a literature review in psychology.
[00:03:34.646]And that was based solely off of an assignment.
[00:03:37.883]That professor then does embed some assessment
[00:03:41.072]as well as connect it to an assignment,
[00:03:43.822]but students are actually using it.
[00:03:45.542]What we're noticing is that people are going back to it
[00:03:48.237]even after they're out of the class,
[00:03:50.298]because there's no way
[00:03:51.767]that they've enrolled 5000 students
[00:03:53.650]in four semesters or something like that
[00:03:56.623]if it's just a one section course.
[00:03:58.190]So those are some things that the library can do.
[00:04:00.823]These are all obviously very basic, introductory,
[00:04:05.673]level the playing field,
[00:04:06.506]introduce people to university libraries,
[00:04:08.276]but our librarians can work with faculty
[00:04:10.872]to develop discipline specific
[00:04:12.385]and course specific modules such as these.
[00:04:16.364]These are embeddable,
[00:04:18.061]and we'll just show what this one looks like.
[00:04:20.524]It shows you what this looks like,
[00:04:22.104]it gives you a module of information.
[00:04:24.520]So there's an orientation,
[00:04:26.255]it's all done live and hands-on
[00:04:28.422]through the university libraries page.
[00:04:30.854]So as the university, the page changes,
[00:04:33.779]which it did last Monday on May 8th,
[00:04:36.118]the layout of the library homepage changed.
[00:04:39.889]And so this is actually using it live.
[00:04:43.647]And there is some mastery assessment
[00:04:46.043]embedded in these modules,
[00:04:48.497]but we can also help you develop assessment
[00:04:51.542]or assignments that are directly tied to the skills
[00:04:54.984]that we're teaching students
[00:04:56.021]in how to use the library and it can be course specific.
[00:05:00.132]So if you had them doing a paper
[00:05:02.137]and you want them to find three scholarly sources
[00:05:05.405]and do an annotated bibliography,
[00:05:07.021]then we can help you build that type of assignment
[00:05:09.711]so that it's gradable through Canvas
[00:05:12.722]and they can submit it
[00:05:13.642]after learning the skills from our modules.
[00:05:16.990]I'll show you what that looks like.
[00:05:20.264]And there are a lot of nice things in the Canvas Commons.
[00:05:22.638]These are only the three that we have here
[00:05:24.792]from UNL Libraries,
[00:05:26.552]but there are a lot more
[00:05:27.815]that have been developed here on Canvas,
[00:05:31.101]including the Getting Started and the Research Resources,
[00:05:34.475]the Research Resources for Business one,
[00:05:38.444]that was really,
[00:05:40.141]has been used really well,
[00:05:41.684]has been used, I think, a lot by that department.
[00:05:51.461]What they look like when they are embedded as a module,
[00:05:56.051]I'll show you here in my sandbox what they look like.
[00:06:00.946]Here's the academic integrity,
[00:06:03.067]you can see what they've been doing.
[00:06:04.210]Here's what the tutorial looks like.
[00:06:05.656]As it's embedded,
[00:06:06.835]it'll automatically take them to the next tutorial
[00:06:11.567]in a new window and it is a live search
[00:06:16.036]of how to find information.
[00:06:18.401]The mastery quizzes are embedded throughout
[00:06:22.047]and we can adjust that to your own particular citation style
[00:06:25.561]or if there's particular questions
[00:06:26.763]or things that you want students to be able to know,
[00:06:29.410]those are the types of things that we can embed and modify.
[00:06:39.380]One of the really interesting things that are new this year
[00:06:42.122]that many people may not be familiar with
[00:06:44.197]is that through our electronic reserves,
[00:06:47.949]faculty can request streaming videos and movies
[00:06:51.167]to be embedded and added to their electronic reserves
[00:06:53.861]for students who maybe missed class
[00:06:56.494]or if it's only delivered online.
[00:06:59.325]What they can actually do is if you go here to Videos,
[00:07:03.305]we house these in Box and students then in chunks
[00:07:07.648]can read or watch videos related to their courses
[00:07:11.851]with the subtitles.
[00:07:12.910]We subtitle videos and then we incorporate them into class
[00:07:16.944]and then students and faculty can then move them,
[00:07:19.681]well, not students,
[00:07:20.629]but faculty can move them to the places
[00:07:22.951]that they need to for courses.
[00:07:27.304]So there's lots of different ones.
[00:07:29.643]These particular ones are examples of a film class
[00:07:34.059]that used our video, our videos.
[00:07:41.225]And library course reserves again,
[00:07:43.237]those go directly from your course.
[00:07:45.289]They can be electronic as well as physical materials,
[00:07:47.951]but they are directly linked to your course
[00:07:51.912]and you can embed them in each module as students go along.
[00:07:56.601]Questions at this point?
[00:08:00.407]So I'm teaching a movie, film class
[00:08:03.049]in the fall semester.
[00:08:05.571]So and I'm thinking, I haven't saw that before.
[00:08:09.737]So all the movies can be embedded using that?
[00:08:14.034]You can embed all the movies in there
[00:08:15.376]and students can access them at any point? Okay.
[00:08:19.351]So there's two options you can do.
[00:08:20.814]You can go through the regular eReserve process
[00:08:24.194]and tell them you want these movies
[00:08:26.290]and we'll acquire them if you don't have them
[00:08:28.027]or you use your own copy.
[00:08:31.427]Our staff then digitizes the movie
[00:08:33.643]and provides the closed captioning
[00:08:37.134]and then they'll work with you on where to actually,
[00:08:40.000]you embed the videos in what module, in what week.
[00:08:44.107]You can have them up for the whole semester
[00:08:45.901]if you're gonna do a quiz on a movie
[00:08:48.893]and you watched it two months ago
[00:08:50.776]or however you want to do that.
[00:08:52.864]And they can be up for the whole semester
[00:08:54.633]or they can be up
[00:08:55.522]just for the three weeks that you're teaching that unit.
[00:08:59.357]There's a lot of flexibility
[00:09:01.003]in how students are able to access it.
[00:09:04.098]And since it is on Canvas,
[00:09:05.403]it is only available to students enrolled in that class.
[00:09:09.435]So it's not like they have access any time
[00:09:12.323]other than going through Canvas and authenticating.
[00:09:15.054]But it is something that we can do.
[00:09:17.022]We don't subscribe to a streaming service,
[00:09:18.990]which people a lot of times ask us to do,
[00:09:21.654]but these are physical movies that we have in the library.
[00:09:24.736]So you can put them in Canvas,
[00:09:26.249]you can also put them on reserve in the library
[00:09:30.272]so if a student wanted to come and check it out
[00:09:31.972]and watch it in one sitting they could,
[00:09:34.766]a lot of times these are broken up in chunks
[00:09:36.932]because of the size.
[00:09:39.244]Are they public domain?
[00:09:43.454]We try to buy
[00:09:46.369]performance rights for all of the movies that we purchase,
[00:09:50.912]and then the copyright is fair use for education.
[00:09:54.199]So we have a lot of videos that we use,
[00:09:56.759]and especially if it's for education
[00:09:58.278]what we're doing is we have them locked down for streaming
[00:10:01.665]for only the students that are enrolled in that class.
[00:10:04.545]So they're using it directly for education,
[00:10:06.842]so that's kind of how we're justifying
[00:10:08.994]the videos being embedded into courses.
[00:10:11.129]They're specifically used and tied to a course.
[00:10:14.289]Students then have to authenticate to get in
[00:10:17.066]and so it's not like we're,
[00:10:18.732]you're not gonna sell tickets to watch
[00:10:20.092]the first 40 minutes of a movie.
[00:10:22.184]And so that's really how we're doing it.
[00:10:24.166]But a lot of our movies that we purchase
[00:10:27.719]have the performance rights attached.
[00:10:33.395]Is the course reserve link working now
[00:10:36.191]because it has been modified?
[00:10:38.764]So the course reserve link here,
[00:10:43.507]I personally don't have course reserves listed
[00:10:46.981]for this sandbox.
[00:10:48.939]However, the course reserve link works
[00:10:51.307]and you can either embed the material
[00:10:53.369]directly into each module so that it links directly
[00:10:57.050]from our database into the course
[00:11:00.628]and it just automatically pulls up or you,
[00:11:03.204]if you have physical materials,
[00:11:04.388]we do still have a course reserves link that is active
[00:11:08.038]that you can directly go to for individual classes.
[00:11:15.544]And here of course it's not working.
[00:11:17.048]And if it isn't working,
[00:11:17.881]I haven't heard any reports of course reserves not working
[00:11:20.893]in classes with electronic reserves
[00:11:22.873]because of the way they share the material now.
[00:11:26.097]Like, I can't look at them because I don't have anything.
[00:11:30.742]But we still do have,
[00:11:33.584]on our website,
[00:11:35.466]a place where you can find course reserves.
[00:11:40.777]This probably will work,
[00:11:43.435]it'll be down here.
[00:11:46.215]Course reserves here,
[00:11:48.811]and you can search by course name or by course instructor.
[00:12:06.890]We'll look at Glenn because he's teaching right now.
[00:12:10.163]So you'll see that all of these are physical materials
[00:12:12.530]that he has,
[00:12:14.140]Dr. Newman has reserved in the music library.
[00:12:21.246]again these are just the physical materials.
[00:12:23.244]Electronic ones are digitized and then embedded
[00:12:25.410]directly into your class.
[00:12:37.970]It's fairly straightforward you know,
[00:12:39.186]I think the libraries are really working towards
[00:12:40.882]trying to support faculty in how they're teaching
[00:12:42.921]and using the resources.
[00:12:48.202]When you have faculty as observers in your class,
[00:12:51.867]or even as a TA they can participate in discussions.
[00:12:55.455]So if you have someone,
[00:12:56.509]you can ask your librarian to lead a discussion
[00:12:59.249]or just say, hey I'm here if you have questions
[00:13:01.302]or need help narrowing down your topic or finding resources.
[00:13:05.191]Or you know, there's things
[00:13:06.024]depending on how you structure your class
[00:13:07.711]that librarians can come in and help
[00:13:11.359]as not co-instructors,
[00:13:12.971]they probably won't be grading things,
[00:13:14.887]unless you want them to.
[00:13:17.079]But we can definitely go in
[00:13:18.097]and help for a lot of the research questions
[00:13:20.385]that students have.
[00:13:22.569]I do want to urge faculty to consider embedding
[00:13:25.637]a lot of our refresher trainings into their courses
[00:13:29.307]and not to assume that students are being given information
[00:13:32.726]or receiving instruction from someone else.
[00:13:35.515]What we find is that people assume
[00:13:38.280]that other people are teaching them how to use the library
[00:13:41.032]and how to do searching
[00:13:42.099]and what the difference is between resources.
[00:13:44.688]And then it's kind of getting missed.
[00:13:47.433]So if you incorporate some of these real basic things
[00:13:49.259]to level that playing field,
[00:13:50.350]at least you could tell them as a refresher, do this.
[00:13:54.114]You can include assessment.
[00:13:55.992]The library does offer workshops.
[00:13:57.609]Another thing we do have,
[00:13:59.234]and one thing we don't really talk about too much
[00:14:02.050]is when we are talking about the university libraries
[00:14:04.698]and we're talking about the resources that we provide,
[00:14:12.949]are two websites.
[00:14:14.197]It's always interesting.
[00:14:21.006]One of the other things that we provide
[00:14:22.254]that we don't talk a lot about
[00:14:23.896]is actually when you request instruction.
[00:14:27.887]You can have librarians come to your classes
[00:14:29.868]and we will do instruction.
[00:14:31.207]We will teach to an assignment that you have
[00:14:33.359]or paper you have or a totally different topic
[00:14:35.463]that you're interested in having your students learn about.
[00:14:38.623]You can request instruction here
[00:14:40.409]and that's where a student can come
[00:14:41.665]or a faculty member can come to your office or to your class
[00:14:45.422]or have your class come into the libraries
[00:14:48.491]to have instruction.
[00:14:50.090]We also have all of the tutorials listed here
[00:14:53.714]and we have workshops on demand.
[00:14:56.827]These are things that,
[00:14:58.062]it's a listing of all the types of workshops
[00:15:00.522]that the university libraries provide
[00:15:03.028]and we can do it specifically for your class,
[00:15:05.792]for your department, for your student group
[00:15:07.553]or an organization.
[00:15:09.131]We can come and we can talk to you
[00:15:10.467]about different types of things.
[00:15:12.155]Literature review, digital humanities,
[00:15:13.721]what does that mean?
[00:15:15.868]Copyright, alt metrics if you're using,
[00:15:18.728]if you're a graduate student or faculty
[00:15:19.976]who want to know about alt metrics
[00:15:21.344]and the impact of your research
[00:15:23.528]and how to determine impact factor for journals,
[00:15:26.679]We have a wide variety of material
[00:15:28.696]on things the university libraries can actually provide
[00:15:31.672]to your classes.
[00:15:33.448]How to read long articles,
[00:15:34.480]people aren't really taught how to read a long article.
[00:15:38.849]Or finding good material
[00:15:40.330]or if you aren't sure about data management plans
[00:15:43.560]and you need to do one for a grant proposal
[00:15:45.458]that you're working on.
[00:15:46.799]We have specialists in the library
[00:15:48.417]that can help you prepare those types of things.
[00:15:50.780]But all of this type of information,
[00:15:52.907]all of these types of workshops
[00:15:54.534]are available for students or for faculty to request
[00:15:57.468]from a variety of different classes.
[00:15:59.665]And if we need to then deliver it, say, remotely
[00:16:03.178]for an online course,
[00:16:06.397]we can definitely work at developing something
[00:16:09.732]to embed in a course to provide that support.
[00:16:12.426]So that video you were showing earlier,
[00:16:13.906]do you just send the iframe embed code
[00:16:16.249]to the instructor of the course or how do they embed it?
[00:16:19.637]They do work,
[00:16:23.192]our delivery staff works with the faculty member
[00:16:25.966]and they provide the link to where they embed it.
[00:16:29.953]It's hosted off of one of the library Box accounts
[00:16:33.823]so it's controlled by the library
[00:16:36.405]and we've set the permissions for the faculty members
[00:16:38.770]so we're in control of how things are shared out.
[00:16:45.884]How do you request embedded instruction?
[00:16:50.150]The workshop, for example.
[00:16:51.816]You can contact your subject librarian.
[00:16:52.843]We also have a form.
[00:16:56.315]So on this library instruction page,
[00:16:58.411]it's under Using The Libraries,
[00:17:00.145]there's Library Workshops & Instruction
[00:17:01.870]that takes you directly to this page.
[00:17:04.521]And you can just request the instruction here.
[00:17:07.404]This form is being modified during, over the summer
[00:17:11.909]so it'll be slightly different
[00:17:13.273]but we do ask for lot of information.
[00:17:15.590]Three different dates when you wanna use it
[00:17:17.678]if you pick an arbitrary date
[00:17:19.456]and you wanted it delivered electronically,
[00:17:21.508]then we can work at negotiating how we develop that
[00:17:24.629]and then you can embed it in your course.
[00:17:26.787]You can talk about your assignment
[00:17:28.313]or what organization you want and then we'll talk.
[00:17:32.488]This isn't the only thing that you,
[00:17:35.662]this isn't the only communication that you get from us.
[00:17:38.744]We get it, we'll review what you requested
[00:17:41.781]and then someone contacts you
[00:17:43.121]and then we kind of talk about what you really want,
[00:17:44.953]if you have particular learning outcomes or objectives
[00:17:47.316]that you're looking for at the end of the workshop
[00:17:49.381]so that we can develop that with you.
[00:17:51.029]And then we work out when we'll come visit your classroom
[00:17:55.109]or when we deliver the object for you embedded to your class
[00:17:58.969]and we kind of negotiate all of that stuff.
[00:18:01.382]So it's really personalized for some of these workshops
[00:18:04.968]if it's, especially if it's discipline specific.
[00:18:08.144]We definitely work with people to develop it
[00:18:10.857]for what the types of things you want people to process.
[00:18:15.098]But this course is here again,
[00:18:16.362]this request is always available for you to use
[00:18:19.764]and then again, contact your subject specialists
[00:18:22.364]and then they can work with you too to develop that.
[00:18:28.030]But you can always contact me as well and I can direct you,
[00:18:31.010]we can talk about possibilities
[00:18:31.922]and I can direct you to your subject specialist.
[00:18:35.859]Those are just some of the things,
[00:18:36.990]we also have distance education tools available which is,
[00:18:40.273]if you are teaching an online only class,
[00:18:43.694]these are some of the materials or information
[00:18:45.302]that your students might need,
[00:18:47.263]especially if they are no, if they are not in Lincoln
[00:18:51.084]and they are truly distance education students.
[00:18:54.565]The delivery of materials
[00:18:55.647]is something the university libraries support.
[00:18:57.956]So if you need a book from the library
[00:19:00.257]we will ship it to you,
[00:19:01.575]if you are at a military base based in the United States,
[00:19:07.364]there are things there that are free,
[00:19:09.247]there are citation tools that we support.
[00:19:11.930]We do have, here's a little chat function
[00:19:14.332]where you can actually chat with a librarian
[00:19:18.201]and you can ask questions
[00:19:19.601]or if you're not sure where to find things,
[00:19:21.630]we provide this support as well.
[00:19:23.464]I was answering questions for somebody
[00:19:24.805]who was studying abroad over the summer
[00:19:27.013]last night at six o'clock
[00:19:28.454]and she was asking me a question
[00:19:29.624]about the libraries and access.
[00:19:31.077]So those are the types of just general things that we do
[00:19:33.638]to support, but I think a lot of times students,
[00:19:36.356]if they haven't had to use the library in this way,
[00:19:39.716]are not really sure what the entry point is
[00:19:42.760]or who to talk to or how to get started,
[00:19:45.254]so we're trying to offer that type of thing.
[00:19:46.860]And then again the subject specialists
[00:19:48.478]and then our eResources,
[00:19:51.051]accessing material from off campus
[00:19:53.466]is always a big question that we get.
[00:19:59.970]Oh, one thing I didn't mention which I should
[00:20:02.024]are subject and course guides.
[00:20:03.918]These are also developed by our subject specialists
[00:20:07.283]and are directly,
[00:20:09.216]they can either be over a particular topic,
[00:20:12.019]a general topic,
[00:20:13.116]or it could be topic specific.
[00:20:15.071]So you'll see here that this particular English class
[00:20:18.648]was made by Anna,
[00:20:20.128]who is one of my colleagues in the university libraries.
[00:20:24.586]And this is actually built around a particular class
[00:20:30.470]and it is directly related to the materials
[00:20:33.285]that this faculty member wanted them to find.
[00:20:35.816]So it's a fairly unique assignment
[00:20:38.067]where they have to find a local resource
[00:20:40.047]and then do research on it.
[00:20:41.400]It involves primary documents, it involves interviews,
[00:20:44.718]a lot of different types of research components go into it.
[00:20:48.716]And so what we've done here
[00:20:49.806]is we've given them library central information
[00:20:51.966]as well as search tips.
[00:20:54.227]And then this is the one where they have to find a culture,
[00:20:58.390]a counter-culture of something different
[00:21:00.612]than what they're aware of.
[00:21:02.050]So we've had people do things on,
[00:21:06.353]they do it on Juggalos?
[00:21:07.777]No, it was somebody else.
[00:21:09.976]I don't know.
[00:21:10.809]The one the professor told me was graffiti artists.
[00:21:15.028]Like graffiti artists
[00:21:16.355]or they can pick a different culture other,
[00:21:18.488]something they're not familiar with.
[00:21:21.195]It could be religion or a local organization
[00:21:23.902]and then they explore and do research on that.
[00:21:26.452]And so what we did is,
[00:21:27.545]what Anna did is created this
[00:21:29.106]to show people where to find materials,
[00:21:30.831]including primary resources,
[00:21:34.329]local resources and then the different global resources
[00:21:36.932]and where to find information
[00:21:38.421]to help students directly related to the assignment
[00:21:42.869]that was assigned to them.
[00:21:45.995]This is just an assignment on a Canvas course
[00:21:47.925]and you're directing them how to finish their assignment,
[00:21:50.180]do what they need to do to accomplish the assignment
[00:21:52.697]that's in the Canvas course?
[00:21:54.198]This actually is,
[00:21:56.356]this was actually an in person class.
[00:21:58.949]So they came in and we did the model
[00:22:02.251]where we kind of did the pre work
[00:22:04.539]where you did the orientation
[00:22:06.892]and then we talk a little bit more in depth.
[00:22:10.180]The type of instruction that libraries are providing
[00:22:12.300]is going beyond the point and click,
[00:22:14.365]this is where you find things, how you do stuff,
[00:22:16.866]and we'd like to really teach to assignments.
[00:22:19.218]So this is really a great a way to do it
[00:22:21.065]because we'll say, give me a topic.
[00:22:23.051]And we show students hands-on,
[00:22:25.964]not every topic's successful or how you make it successful
[00:22:29.015]and you develop a lot of things:
[00:22:30.262]search strategies, keywords.
[00:22:32.144]So this particular guide
[00:22:34.849]is directly related to a course
[00:22:37.354]and the major assignment that they're needing to do
[00:22:40.283]in that particular course.
[00:22:42.272]We have a couple of different ones that are very basic.
[00:22:47.625]We've got these, these are all resources for classes,
[00:22:51.028]or English courses
[00:22:53.057]200 to 499.
[00:22:54.965]And you'll see that these are the types of competencies
[00:22:58.102]and it's very discipline specific.
[00:23:00.129]So you'll see on how to find things, guides for research,
[00:23:02.610]where to find material, professional organization.
[00:23:06.288]So all these things are very general overview
[00:23:10.274]of where to find materials for a particular discipline
[00:23:14.906]created by one of the English librarians
[00:23:17.819]with the picture and then contact information
[00:23:20.644]as to where they can find things.
[00:23:21.980]A lot of these are linked to a variety of different things.
[00:23:24.751]So you'll see here
[00:23:25.606]that if you wanted to see what she had created in Religion
[00:23:28.727]if you were a theology major,
[00:23:29.788]you'll see that resources for Religious Studies is here
[00:23:33.366]and it's another guide on a particular subject.
[00:23:35.739]So there's subject related
[00:23:37.137]and then there's also course related
[00:23:38.820]directly related to what they are.
[00:23:40.996]These can be embedded into Canvas
[00:23:44.004]and you can also direct students to them.
[00:23:46.010]You can talk to librarians
[00:23:46.992]and they can create something specifically for your class
[00:23:49.481]and it's all web-based and it's very easy to change.
[00:23:52.812]So if you change your assignment
[00:23:54.401]and we then need to change some information
[00:23:56.264]on this particular subject matter,
[00:23:58.491]it's very easy to do and very fast.
[00:24:00.862]So it's pretty up to date.
[00:24:03.251]And these are available all the time.
[00:24:04.926]So for these, they don't necessarily have to go to Canvas
[00:24:08.114]to authenticate like a video.
[00:24:10.010]They can just go directly to the library website
[00:24:12.305]and then find a guide and access it that way.
[00:24:21.965]One of the many things that we offer.
[00:24:25.683]Any other questions?
[00:24:30.400]Anything I haven't covered that you wanna know about?
[00:24:35.223]Yeah definitely, librarians are a resource
[00:24:38.315]I think you'd be really surprised at some of the things
[00:24:40.354]that the librarians can teach to.
[00:24:43.035]It's very different and we're really working on
[00:24:44.750]becoming more effective teachers
[00:24:46.537]and so with that partnering curriculum development
[00:24:49.105]if you wanna embed some of these skills
[00:24:50.974]directly into your courses
[00:24:52.312]and you wanna know how to do that, we can help with that
[00:24:54.247]as well as coming in and teaching specific things
[00:24:56.272]if you like.
[00:25:01.070]If you don't have any other questions, I think we're good.
[00:25:06.541]Any general Canvas questions?
[00:25:16.989]We're currently taking the pre session classes
[00:25:18.572]to student Canvas and it's working very smoothly.
[00:25:25.300]Yeah, when I've spoken to students in classes,
[00:25:26.859]they've all been very happy with Canvas
[00:25:29.883]and they've really liked it.
[00:25:30.716]I think the student grasp of it is very different
[00:25:33.790]than the faculty.
[00:25:34.870]But you know, when you talk to faculty a lot of them
[00:25:38.300]you know, have more difficulty navigating
[00:25:40.537]or building their classes because it requires work.
[00:25:42.930]If you've been teaching the same class on Blackboard
[00:25:44.740]for 10 years, you have to build it a little bit differently,
[00:25:48.131]but maybe it's time for you to think
[00:25:49.447]about changing your class a little bit.
[00:25:51.919]But students find, are very happy with it
[00:25:54.309]every time I ask just random people.
[00:25:57.413]They're pretty happy with it.
[00:25:59.272]Did you ask exactly what they're happy about?
[00:26:02.033]They think it's easier to use
[00:26:03.604]and they like the display.
[00:26:04.969]The people that I've asked.
[00:26:06.484]At least that I think it's easier.
[00:26:07.753]One of them said it's just easier to find the things I need.
[00:26:10.953]And that could be Canvas but it could also be yeah,
[00:26:14.241]and the mobile works.
[00:26:15.353]The mobile app actually works, where Blackboard didn't work.
[00:26:19.355]The menu's consistent,
[00:26:20.920]you can have the menu however you want on Blackboard
[00:26:23.687]in Canvas, it's just a menu
[00:26:25.196]where all content goes to modules.
[00:26:27.031]So students know exactly,
[00:26:28.235]they click on modules to find content.
[00:26:30.991]That restriction helps students find things.
[00:26:33.506]Yeah that's definitely, he was easier to use.
[00:26:36.507]He thinks, you know,
[00:26:37.498]I just randomly stop in the library and ask people working.
[00:26:40.240]I'm like, how do you like that?
[00:26:43.787]Which I tend to do, but it's definitely been,
[00:26:47.825]I've gotten just really good feedback from students.
[00:26:50.245]Faculty is a little bit different
[00:26:51.527]but it's also the learning curve.
[00:26:53.546]You know, students see a different end,
[00:26:55.406]a different side of Canvas
[00:26:56.726]when it's all pretty and ready to go.
[00:26:59.607]I've got students,
[00:27:00.440]we do banter sessions at the end
[00:27:02.576]in case people have questions.
[00:27:04.871]I've had students just walk up to me and go,
[00:27:06.507]I love Canvas.
[00:27:07.406]That's all, then they walk away.
[00:27:13.173]Definitely a positive change I think, yeah.
[00:27:18.170]Well thanks for coming.
[00:27:19.475]I appreciate it.
[00:27:20.634]I hope it helped.
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