Library Integration During COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the library is not offering face-to-face library days for composition courses at this time. In lieu of the face-to-face library days, we have developed and revised Canvas modules that can be used to teach evaluating sources, investigating a topic, and synthesis. If you have any questions about our integration during the pandemic, please contact your librarian.
We partner every section of English 2010 with a librarian. This site highlights our approach to helping students with three major learning goals:
We are very flexible! We can adapt these lessons or work out something specific to your goals. We find that the three concepts highlighted here are areas students struggle with and we have had success in teaching them new strategies to help develop these research skills. We are excited to work with you! If you have questions, contact Katie Strand (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We recommend using all three lessons together and in the following order: Evaluating Sources; Investigating a Topic; and Understanding & Using Synthesis. These modules work best when integrated into the Canvas course and students are given credit for completing the work. We are happy to add things to Canvas for you - just let us know!
Students should read through and understand the expectations for their research assignment.
Students should have read some research on their topic and are ready to begin filling out a research matrix.
(All concepts below are covered in the Investigating a Topic module)
Click the Canvas import file for the tutorial you want to use and save the file onto your computer.
Within your Canvas course, click "Settings" in the left-hand menu.
On the right side of the resulting "Course Details" page, click the "Import Content into this Course" button.
Within the "Content Type" drop-down, choose "Canvas Course Export Package."
Click the "Choose File" button and select the downloaded Canvas export file on your computer. Click "Open."
Next to Content, choose the "Select specific content" option.
Next, click the “Select Content” button that will appear on the “Current Jobs” section of the Import Content Page.
Select Modules, Assignments, Discussion Topics, Pages, and Files that you want, and everything associated with the module(s) will be imported. It will take a few minutes to upload.
When the import process is finished, you will see a Completed button. At this point, you can go into your course modules and place the tutorial modules at the desired location(s) in your course.
Need help? Contact your partnered librarian or Katie Strand (email@example.com). We are also happy to import the tutorials for you.