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Is your library prepared for remote learning?


March 12, 2020 | 1 min read |

All over the world, universities are struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus on their activity, primarily on teaching and learning. In some regions, online learning is the only option for millions of students at this time. While online courseware is probably the prime focus for enabling students to continue with their studies, libraries, too, need to support a massive transition to online learning.

Libraries have long offered remote access to content, but supporting remote learning at scale presents bigger challenges. Here are six essential aspects of delivering course resources that libraries should look at:

1. Enabling online access to academic course resources

Students need to be able to access course materials from anywhere, on any device, with minimum hassle. Embedding access to library course resource lists directly into learning management systems (LMS) makes it easy for students to find resources and access them, without presenting new processes.

Action plan to consider:

  • Approach your learning management system technical services team to discuss means for integrating library resources into the LMS.

See how University of Windsor library is reducing the barriers for students and instructors.