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Slides from interactive broadcast session for RCDE faculty and instructors on September 23, 2009.

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    • Integrating Library Resources Into Blackboard
      Britt Fagerheim
      Coordinator of Library Services for Regional Campuses and Distance Education
      britt.fagerheim@usu.edu
      435-797-2643
    • LibGuides
      Research guides created by librarians, usually for specific classes
      http://libguides.usu.edu
      These can be linked within any page in Blackboard and can either open in a new page or within Blackboard.
      Example of LibGuide linked within a class.
    • Subject Librarians
      Your subject librarian can create a LibGuide for your class which you can link within Blackboard.
      List of subject librarians: http://library.usu.edu/coldev/subject-librarians.php
      Your subject librarian has expertise in the library resources for the particular discipline and can:
      create a library research guide
      provide research help within Blackboard by responding to students’ questions via e-mail
      monitor a discussion thread to help students with individual or group research projects.
    • Widgets
      Currently, two “widgets” are available within the Blackboard course template.
      The Library Tips widget lists a selection of LibGuides related to research in general and accessing the library resources.
      The chat widget enables students to send an instant message to the reference desk and interact with a librarian.
      These are available in the current Blackboard template and can be added into any page by your instructional designer.
    • Quick Guides
      You can link to one-page tips for accessing library resources and conducting research.
      You can access these links from the LibGuide for RCDE faculty at libguides.usu.edu/rcde_faculty.
      Find tips for accessing library resources, plus a guide for citing sources and searching a specific database.
      Also find a Guide to Research, broken down into specific steps. You can link to specific pages within the guide.
    • Linking with Library Databases
      Find permanent/durable links for sources in the library databases.
      Also find instructions for linking to a database from within Blackboard
      Create links to specific items in the USU Digital Library using shorter URLs than the URL which appears in the menu bar.
    • PowerLink to Library Databases
      Access a selection of databases that you can link to automatically from within Blackboard.
      Will be available within the Add Content link.
      This is not yet set up within Blackboard.
    • Questions?
      Please let me know about additional resources you’d like to see available within Blackboard
      britt.fagerheim@usu.edu
      435-797-2643