The library is committed to creating useful content in a variety of modalities to meet student needs. This can sometimes make choosing from our instructional material a bit confusing. We hope having it all gathered here will make it easier. Some links below may open up to a different tab.
If you have an Information Literacy topic you would like to see content developed for or if you find any errors that need correcting, please contact Sally Ellis.
The following modules are available within the Canvas Commons area. The images below will link you to our RCC content. You can then download and import the content into your shell. You have the option of using it all or just some portions of it.
We have developed guides to meet several needs of the student and your classes: class specific and tutorial based. In addition, we also have those centered around issues of equity, celebrating inclusiveness, and diversifying your curriculum. These guides are available to be embeddied directly into your Canvas page using the plug icon, as shown in our Embedding Content section, or you can bring them up in a f2f setting via URL.
Keep your students' attention by using interactive tutorials. You can use these as stand-alone lessons or you can use these as parts of our Canvas Modules. Students are required to input their names and the Professor they are completing the modules for. If you would like an excel sheet of the students from your class who participated, please contact Sally Ellis for that.
Our YouTube videos can be embedded via your Canvas Rich Text Editor, using the icon that looks like a plug. Instructions for embedding via Canvas are available. Simply search "@RCCLibrary" for our offerings once you are in the tool. If you would like to use our content outside of Canvas, you can simply hit the share button on any video below to get links.
The next best option to OER, is to be aware of the print, Ebook, and digitized versions of your textbooks we have in the library. Given budget allowances, we do our best to have a wide selection of required textbooks. For print copies, these can be used in the library building for 2 hours at a time. Ebooks, depending on licensing, can be used by anywhere from 1 to an unlimited numbers of students simultaneously. For books we have digitized here in the library, they are available for a 1 hour lending period with option to renew, and the number of simultaneous users depends on the number of physical copies we own.
For more information, please see YouTube Videos above in Course Content Library above.
Please come to us and let us provide you with links to these for your Canvas shells and students. These should replace any PDFs of reading material you have in your class, in order to be copyright compliant, accessible, and raise your ALLY scores.
If you are looking to adopt and OER textbook, please see our guide, OER (Open Educational Resources), which will direct you to well known credible repositories for this information.
At this time, there are a few places to search. The easiest searches are these:
Note: When you borrow an eBook from the Internet Archive, you can choose a 1 hour checkout and/or a 14 day checkout period. With the 1 hour, you can renew each hour. See the FAQs for more information about access.
Contact your library liaison for your department/Guided Pathway.
Many of you also have discovered that PDFs you have added to your Canvas shell are inaccessible per equity and 508 compliance. Unfortunately, we needed to also remind everyone about copyright requirements related to sharing resources from library databases in your online courses.
Here are some easy things to remember
Please let us know if you have any trouble locating the permalinks in a database and we'll be more than happy to help! Please do not use the URL in the address bar of the browser. This is not a stable URL and will not work. Please see the images below for where the icon is in different databases. To see larger versions, right-click and choose "Open in New Tab."
No, the URL in the address bar are not stable, meaning students will not be taken back to the resource you'd like them to have. Use the permalinks offered somewhere on the page (this differs by database) [Images to follow]
Please let us know if you or your students would like any help from your librarians! We're all here to help in any way we can.