Before inserting any resource links in your communications with students, especially in your Canvas courses, be sure to use the URL Converter Tool below. In order for links to journal articles, ebooks, and streaming videos to work off campus they need to include Library authentication in the URL (students will then be prompted to login with their UM-Dearborn uniquename and password - see Off-Campus Link Tool page for more details).
To create your link, copy the "Permanent URL" NOT THE URL FROM THE ADDRESS BAR into the box below, hit the "convert link" button and it will return a link you can insert in your course materials.The trickiest part of this is finding the "Permanent URL" (see this link for help with that).
URL Converter Tool:
In addition to using OER resources, using Course Reserves for your class is a great way to help improve student access to textbooks, which supports student success and retention.
To place course materials on reserve for your students, fill out the online Course Support Form (the same form is used for research sessions and purchase requests but feel free to fill out only one section at a time). When you fill out the form, please remember:
I am available to work with you to design research skills sessions around the specific skills students need to be successful on your research assignments.
Some skills that I have worked with students on in the past include (in order of increasing complexity):
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a research skills session for your course. I will work with you to create a research skills session and a companion course guide to teach students the research skills and resources they need to be successful on your particular assignments or we can work together to determine the best way to merge these skills with your content.
The research skills education sessions follow evidence-based best practices to maximize student motivation and learning. Research skills sessions should take a hands-on learning approach. With my Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a background as a classroom teacher, I am very experienced in using background research and writing as a means to teach other subjects.
Through these sessions the students will:
Sessions should be:
I have already created a departmental guide for each department CIS; ECE; IMSE; MATH; and ME which I will use to co-locate resources (databases, eBooks, Journals, Professional Organizations, and links to other information) that I think will be helpful to students and faculty in each department. Please feel free to email me with suggestions of things to add or if you discover a problem with any of the resources or links.
There are also subject guides that I have created around topics that are of cross-disciplinary interest such as: Writing Your Paper in CECS and Math, and Information Sources for Engineers and Mathematicians. For the full list of guides that I currently have turned on, see my libguide home page. Please feel free to email me with suggestions for topics that may be of interest cross-disciplinarily or with additions or issues with these pages as well.
The most abundant guides I create are in connection with specific courses. All the course guides that were in use when I started in this role, as well as all the ones which I have created, are now indexed within the Class Pages: Course Guides for CECS and Mathematics page to allow for a cleaner interface. Creating a guide for your class is part of my process for developing an instructional session, but you can also request a page to stand alone without an accompanying session. This page can be used to co-locate the specific databases, eBooks, or web links your students will need for your class' research assignments or to provide access to a prerecorded skill session or my slides so that students can practice a skill at their convenience or review it at a point-of-need. Please email me if you would like to work with me on building a page to fit the specific needs of your class.
Please check your email for our Advanced Research Skills for Faculty session announcements! We plan to host a session each semester with skills for faculty such as: Grant Writing, Writing Data Management Plans, Using Citation Tools, Using Open Education in your Classroom, and Spotting Predatory Publishers.
The Mardigian Library licenses videos for you to use in your courses!
According to the UM-Dearborn Campus Policy for Commercial Videos, faculty may also show a commercial video without a public performance license when ALL of the following conditions are met:
Other ways you might incorporate videos into your courses: