Distance teaching and learning
Library staff are available to support distance teaching and learning. Find out how we can help.
Workshops and seminars
Our librarians will work with you to provide library orientation, assist in creating research assignments and create course Web pages that help students learn to find, evaluate and use information. For detailed information about our instructional programs or to make a request, contact your librarian.
Adding links to Library resources in the new Virtual Campus
In your Virtual Campus course you can create an e-reading list, a list of links to library licensed resources. Linking is not copying or distributing, so copyright clearance is not usually required for linking to an article/chapter/book. Providing students with a direct link is a cost-effective and time-saving method of offering course material.
Brightspace, the Virtual Campus system, has difficulties redirecting URLs that include the proxy prefix necessary to provide off-campus access. It is an issue that the Library and campus partners are looking into, but in the meantime, here are some workarounds to ensure links are functional (PDF, 1.2MB).
The Copyright Office has also prepared a guide on Linking to full-text articles and e-books.
Course Reserve Service
The Course Reserve Service allows instructors to set aside course materials for the short-term use by students. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library is offering a digital course reserve service (PDFs, ebooks, streaming videos, scanned documents, etc.) Print reserve items are only available for scan on demand (subject to fair dealing guidelines). Alternatively, an item can be requested from another library, should it be available. Ares, the Library’s course reserve platform, provides a single point of access for all course materials; it can be accessed directly and, if the option is activated, through Virtual Campus as well.
Films and videos
Videos engage our attention. The Library has an extensive collection of 45,000 online videos and 10,000 DVDs that supports course-related instruction and informs general cultural literacy. It includes a wide array of foreign films, documentaries, and tutorials. Discover our Films and videos guide.
Open Educational Resources (OER)
Looking for easily accessible, free and open learning materials for your courses? Visit the Library’s OER page for suggested sources, search tips and more!
Suggest a purchase
Complete the form to request a specific item. This information will be sent to the collection manager for your subject area.