Resources for Instructors

Keep Teaching 

In order to support your efforts to move teaching or outreach online, ODEE has created a Keep Teaching resource page to provide guidance for instructors in converting their courses to CarmenCanvas. 

 

Course Reserves 

Although physical check-outs will not be available, University Libraries are eager to assist you with your eResource needs. Please contact Zane Smith directly (smith.7666@osu.edu) with questions.  

 

Copyright Services 

For instructors transitioning their in-person course content to online instruction, Copyright Services is available to help answer any questions about uploading and sharing content in Carmen. University Libraries has developed resources to illustrate how to quickly and easily link to library licensed material and find open and affordable content for students.  

Visit Copyright Services’ Moving Your Course Online page for additional information. 

 

Digital Textbooks

Norton, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Wiley and Cengage have all agreed to provide digital copies of course content to students at no cost through the duration of the Spring 2020 semester. Instructors interested in using this course content should complete the Digital Textbook Request Form to get started. 

 

Affordability Guide 

In addition to the resources provided at keepteaching.osu.edu for strategies during this transition from face-to-face instruction to remote instruction, University Libraries created a guide to affordable resources that instructors might draw from as they convert to online instruction. 

The Affordability Guide offers guidance on selecting books, videos, lab materials and other library resources to help support online instruction, as well as tips on how to implement them in Carmen. 

Things to note: 

  • Streaming videos are available on a wide range of topics and can potentially be used in lieu of in-person lectures on some topics. Streaming Videos and University Libraries describes finding and using our streaming videos.  

  • Some content may require active internet access. Most videos do not allow download of content. Some e-books (especially EBSCO and ProQuest accessed titles) limit the amount of a book that may be downloaded.  

  • Work with your Subject Librarian for additional assistance with finding and using library or free materials in your courses.  

 

Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research

This guide, created by the Teaching & Learning department, is a free resource that equips students to tackle the challenges of developing research questions, evaluating and choosing the right sources, searching for information, avoiding plagiarism and much more. The guide is free to use in your instruction.

 

Choosing and Using Sources: Instructor Resources

The Choosing and Using Sources: Instructor Resources page, created by the Teaching & Learning department, contains teaching materials that support Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research. The resources follow an active learning approach in which students participate in demonstrations and activities rather than passively listen.

 

Online Course: Teaching Information Literacy at Ohio State

Teaching Information Literacy is a self-paced, fully-online course available to instructors, librarians and graduate teaching assistants at The Ohio State University. Developed by the University Libraries, the course provides support for purposefully and strategically integrating information literacy into courses across the curriculum. Eligible participants who complete the course can apply to receive the Teaching Information Literacy endorsement from the University Institute for Teaching and Learning.

 

Information Literacy Virtual Workshop Series

This summer, University Libraries offered a free virtual information literacy workshop series. Each workshop in the series covered a core information literacy concept from the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (ACRL, 2015).

View recorded workshops here.

 

Information Literacy Virtual Workshop Series (Self-Guided Versions)

Visit the Self-Guided Workshops page for more information and instructions

This summer, University Libraries offered a free virtual information literacy workshop series. Each workshop in the series covered a core information literacy concept from the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (ACRL, 2015).

The self-guided versions allow you to work through the series at your own pace.