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Meeting Researchers Where They Are: Teaching & Collaborating

presented at the Charleston Conference, November 7, 2014

Course-Specific Guides & Classroom Use

Reusing content is a key feature of LibGuides. Create customized guides for specific courses, with pages, boxes, or links.

Toggle visibility during instruction

Pages or individual boxes on a guide can be hidden from view and then have visibility toggled on. Example:

  • Start out with page visible with instructions for a 10-minute in-class assignment
  • Just before the 10 minutes are up, make the quiz page visible for students
  • When students have completed the quiz, make the answer page visible for discussion
  • Make the page visible that shows an example describing one approach to the class assignment

The attendee poll for this session was kept hidden until an hour before the session just in case someone stumbled across the page too soon.

Collaboration with Faculty & Students

Guide editors are allowed to create and edit content on the guide and change the guide properties, except for the Guide Status.

A librarian can create a shell or template for a guide and then grant the course instructor editing privileges for that specific guide.

A course assignment can be structured to have the students search for potential resources on their topics of interest. Grant editor privileges to each of the students so that they can build the content themselves.