Student Learning Opportunities

The library offers several learning opportunities and embeddable objects for students to improve their research and information literacy skills:

Student Workshops

live, online, hands-on Research Workshops, using Blackboard Collaborate

Integrate student workshops into your course design

Do you have students who could benefit from participating in a hands-on, online library workshop that they can take from the comfort of their home? Send them to our Library Workshops Information Page to register for one or more of our workshops.

Sample text is provided below, which you can edit as needed to let your students know they need to fill out the post-workshop survey in order to get credit.

We will email the you the names of students who successfully participated in the workshop and completed the survey. Students will need to include their name and the instructor name on the survey.

Research Workshop(s) as Assignment

You can use student participation in the Research Workshops as a required or bonus assignment. View the Research Workshop 1 post-workshop survey for an example. See below for embeddable assignment text for this.

Non-live Research Workshops Alternative

For students who cannot attend the scheduled Research Workshops, the alternative is to work through some readings and video tutorials and then complete an online quiz.

Contact Dana Longley at 800-847-3000, ext. 2479, if you have any questions about this program, or have ideas to improve it or integrate it into your teaching.

Embeddable Text for Assigning a Research Skills Workshop

Steps to register for and take a hands-on, online Research Workshop:

  1. Go to the Library Workshops webpage at
  2. Read through the participation requirements information carefully and select an available date for the workshop you want to take (there is also an offline version available there).
  3. Below the list of dates, click the "Register" link and fill out the brief registration information.
  4. A reminder email with the classroom URL and other details will be sent out to all registrants on the day before the workshop (and a second one the day of).
  5. To get credit for participating, you must complete the post-workshop survey (or the offline quiz). You will be asked to provide your name and your instructor's name, along with reponses to other feedback questions, which the librarian instructor will provide during the workshop itself.

For students who cannot attend the scheduled Research Workshop(s), the alternative is to work through some readings and video tutorials and then complete an online quiz. Confirmation of successful quiz completion will be sent to the instructor provided in the quiz.

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