Course Pages - Information for Faculty


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What are Library Course Pages? How can you and your students benefit from a Library Course page for your class and your research assignment?

***Library Course Pages are moving to Angel for fall 2015! More information will be provided this summer. For questions, contact Christina Bonner, Reference & Instruction Services Coordinator.*** 

Library Course Pages

A library course page on the library website is ideal for having links to readings and resources available to students to be accessed at any time, on or off-campus, in an organized fashion and kept up-to-date for your course through faculty and librarian collaboration.

A course page can be a single page listing linked resources or a set of pages providing detailed information, hands-on practice opportunities using library resources, and other library instructional documents.

Library course pages are an excellent option if you have:

  • Readings you wish your students to have that are not copyrighted or articles from databases that can be viewed full-text online and linked from a course page
  • Organized list of readings and/or resources
  • Organized web page of readings, resources, tools, and tutorials linked or developed by a librarian
  • Online bibliography of resources for a core seminar section, course, or set of courses
  • Online annotated bibliography of resources for a core seminar section, course, or set of courses
  • No need for a course-specific login for your students

Library course pages are created by librarians in collaboration with faculty.

Library course pages can provide support for traditional courses designed otherwise to be strictly in the classroom, face-to-face; hybrid courses with an online Angel component; and distance learning courses.

Course page creation and maintenance can involve continual librarian review of potential new library resources for consideration of inclusion in any course page, per faculty request. With the exception of the core seminar, course pages provide light to medium support for courses.

To request a course page, contact Christina Bonner, Reference & Instruction Services Coordinator at 251-4585 or bonnerc@ohiodominican.edu  

Why Use Library Course Pages?

Are you asking your students to do any kind of research? Will your students be working with any information resource or search tool in any capacity?

Library course pages can help ensure that your students have all the resources and support they need to complete your assignments.

Library course pages are meant to offer support for Angel courses, hybrid courses, and traditional courses. The library course pages are, of course, not meant to be an alternative or replacement for Angel.

A Library course page can be a single page listing linked resources or a set of pages providing detailed information, hands-on practice opportunities using library resources, and other library instructional documents.

Support, Content, Resources, Connectivity

Librarian Support:

  • Understanding of which skill sets and resource knowledge students most often lack
  • Understanding of prerequisite information and library skills needed for completion of assignments
  • Knowledge of ODU Library's latest resources
  • Knowledge of the latest updates to databases and other tools your students will use
  • Knowledge of discipline-specific resources in and beyond the library
  • Expertise in search strategy and information management necessary for effective research 

Customized Content:

  • Librarians can provide links to library resources and services students will need for your course  
  • Librarians can add guides and tips to help students navigate these resources for your assignments 

Resources Where You & Your Students Need Them:

  • Links to help students find relevant library resources & course reserves fast  
  • Tips to help students effectively use resources and search tools 

Connectivity:

  • Immediate access to library resources
  • Online access from the course pages to the Reference Desk and other library services
  • Connections to other ODU resources most often used in courses

Page last modified: 4 June 2015 | ODU Library Reference & Instruction Services