Event Title

Concurrent 5 Lightning Talk: Creating Sustainable, Extensible Library Modules for Distance Canvas Courses

Presenter Information

Zach Welhouse

Session Format

Virtual Lightning Talk

Proposal Synopsis

Many face-to-face instructors at Oregon State University became unexpected distance educators due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Forced to adapt their lessons in the midst of a public health crisis, many turned to the Libraries’ Canvas How-To guides to support their research and information literacy goals.

These instructors joined OSU’s Ecampus instructors, who were the guides’ primary audience pre-pandemic. The How-To Guides, which are distributed through Canvas Commons, introduce students to the basics of locating, understanding, and synthesizing information resources.

In addition to connecting students and instructors with easy-to-use, easy-to-adapt introductions to research and information literacy, the How-To Guides have been an unobtrusive resource for promoting more advanced library services, including research interviews and virtual course visits.

Instructors use the Canvas guides in ways as diverse as their courses. In some courses the guides are relatively unmodified, providing a baseline reference across departments. Other courses boast more deconstructed guides, recontextualizing their lessons to meet unique course goals.

Location

WALC 3122, a hybrid format for both virtual and on-site

Start Date

27-7-2022 4:30 PM

End Date

27-7-2022 5:20 PM

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Concurrent 5 Lightning Talk: Creating Sustainable, Extensible Library Modules for Distance Canvas Courses

WALC 3122, a hybrid format for both virtual and on-site