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Remote Library Instruction: Oxford College Library

  Remote Library Instruction

Faculty members that have upcoming library instruction sessions will be contacted by a librarian to discuss ways in which instruction can be offered remotely. If you would like to schedule remote library instruction, please contact your Personal Librarian or fill out this form. This page outlines key points to consider and remote library instruction resources. Contact your personal librarian for details

  Key Points to Consider


  • Ensure Digital Equity - consider students' access to technology and internet bandwidth. Students with limited bandwidth may struggle with live video streaming and may be better served by pre-recorded instruction videos and other online tools that may take awhile to load.  ‚Äč

    • Examples: Pre-recorded library instruction videos, tutorial and how-to videos, course research guides, learning modules (see Tools section below).

  • Design Independent Learning - incorporating independent learning activities for students who are learning online helps them to approach learning at their own pace. While virtual classroom sessions using a videoconferencing tool (e.g. Zoom) are a great opportunity for students to engage and discuss content together, independent learning activities help students to think critically and reflect on what they are learning.

    • Examples: research worksheets, concept mapping activity, database searching activity.




There are a number of tools available to allow librarians to provide library instruction online.

  • Zoom
    Zoom is a full-featured web and video conferencing service that offers online meetings and webinars. Features include polling, breakout rooms, instant messaging, and a wide variety of audio options.

  • Canvas Studio
    Canvas Studio is a media tool that allows students and instructors to upload, create, edit, manage, share and discuss audio and video files. Existing files can be used or new ones can be created with Studio's capture and editing tools.

  • Course Research Guides
    The library's LibGuides platform offers the functionality to make specific course research guides with curated information about library services and resources that are available to support your students' research activities.

  • Online Library Instruction Modules (Using Course Research Guides)
    The library's LibGuides platform allows us to build online learning modules that integrate information about library resources and services that are available to students, as well as integrate short video clips and other online learning objects, at the point of need. These can be designed and scaffolded so that students can learn at their own pace.

  • Online Research Consultations
    Librarians can "meet" with students online using a variety of tools including: Zoom, Skype, email, phone, and online chat.


  Librarians in Canvas


Please consider adding your Personal Librarian to each of your Canvas course pages as a Teacher so that we can better assist you with the transition to online instruction and the use of library resources and services in a virtual environment. You can find more information about Canvas roles and how to assign permissions on the Emory Libraries Teaching and Learning Technologies website.


  Contact Us 


Have other remote needs? New ideas for how we can help you off-campus? Send your comments to us.