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Library Resources and Academic Continuity

During this time of uncertainty and remote learning, personnel in the Bouwhuis Library have also been adapting to an online-only environment.  We would like to share a guide we have created to introduce instructors to the online resources offered through our website. In fact, students and faculty will have access to nearly all our resources—digital databases, streaming videos, eBooks and more through links in the guide.

Use the link below to access the guide and explore the different pages that describe resources and offer instruction in navigating those resources. Feel free to share the guide with your students; it can be embedded in your D2L site. While the guide is available, we will be updating and adding new content. We also welcome any suggestions for additional information that you would like to see in the guide.

Submitted by: Patricia Coward, PhD, assessment and instruction coordinator, Bouwhuis Library



Helpful Resources for Online or Remote Teaching

Here is a quick list of resources that faculty may find helpful as we approach the end of the spring semester and prepare our summer courses. Many of these are updated frequently, so it’s worth checking back periodically.

Canisius Faculty Preparedness Guide – Our guide for rapidly transitioning courses to online format, in response to COVID 19 Social Distancing. This includes tutorials, possibilities for building online activities, links to live training, and our faculty mentors list.

Resources for Teaching Online – the complete list of resources for faculty teaching online or hybrid courses.

Faculty Development Opportunities – live trainings and meetups where you can learn core technologies for teaching online, and discuss possibilities with fellow faculty.

D2L Self-Paced Training – although individually they appear elsewhere, the complete list of current D2L tutorials for Canisius faculty can be found here.

Google Apps Tutorials – for faculty and students at Canisius College. For faculty, particularly, there are fresh tutorials explaining how to integrate Google Drive-based content with D2L.

Pedagogy Primer Podcast – COLI’s podcast focusing on teaching and learning. The latest episodes include tips for Asynchronous Discussions, which are a common element in online teaching and learning.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning and Innovation

COLI Remote Teaching Meetups

Each Thursday at 2:00 p.m., COLI Director Mark Gallimore will host a virtual meetup at which professors can discuss techniques, troubles and triumphs in remote teaching.  Mark is there to answer questions but faculty learn most great things from each other!  Please RSVP to if you plan on attending.  The next COLI Remote Teaching Meeting is next Thursday, April 23.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning and Innovation