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Library Block in Moodle is Back!

You may have noticed when you login to Moodle 2 that there is a “Library Resources” block on the right side of the screen.

You can also add this block to your Moodle course(s); benefits include:

Library Resources Block in Moodle

  • Easy access to course reserves; library catalog, account, and databases; and other library services
  • If you have worked with me (or another subject librarian) to create a research guide for your course, students will have direct access to them
  • You can easily direct students to library resources without having to find and add additional links in Moodle

Try it out this semester and let us know how it works for you! Make sure to contact your subject librarian if you want your course research guide to link to the Library block in your Moodle course(s).

Adding the block to Moodle:

Once you login to Moodle 2, and switch to edit mode, scroll down the left column until you see a box for “Add a Block”.  Simply select “Library Resources” from the drop-down menu.  From there, you can move the box to anywhere on the page.

Library Block in Moodle

You may have noticed when you login to Moodle 2 that there is a “Library Resources” block on the right side of the screen.

You can also add this block to your Moodle course(s); benefits include:

libraryblock

Library Resources Block in Moodle

  • Easy access to course reserves; library catalog, account, and databases; and other library services
  • If you have worked with me (or another subject librarian) to create a research guide for your course, students will have direct access to them
  • You can easily direct students to library resources without having to find and add additional links in Moodle

Try it out this semester or this summer and let us know how it works for you! The Center for Teaching and Learning has created instructions on how to add the block in Moodle 2, and provides screenshots and descriptions of what you can find through each link.  Make sure to contact your subject librarian if you want your course research guide to link to the Library block in your Moodle course(s).

Preparing for Fall 2012

Camouflage class in New York University

Photograph by Marjory Collins (March 1943)
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

The library offers many services to support your work as faculty members and instructors.  Below are some of the services to consider as you prepare for your Fall 2012 courses.

Course Reserves – The library offers print and electronic reserves to support your coursework.  If you have yet to submit your requests, now is the time.  Please contact Carol Bellamy (7-1146) with questions.

Requesting New Materials – Each department at UNCC is allocated funds to support their coursework.  Contact your library representative to request new materials for the library collection.

Library Resources in Moodle – Adding the “Library Resources” Block in Moodle will allow your students to easily access course reserves and the library catalog, databases, and research guides.  Learn how to add this block to your course(s).

Library Instruction – Schedule a library instruction session to support your students as they prepare for research assignments and projects.  It is best to schedule these sessions for a time in the semester when students will have already chosen a topic and are ready to get started with their research.  Library instruction can be offered in-class or online and can range from 15 minutes to an entire class period.  Contact me to schedule a session.

Best wishes to all of you for a successful semester. Do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions!