Reminder: Valencia College libraries will remain closed in Phase 2 of the reopening plan, August 1-December 31, 2020. There will be no access to materials in the closed buildings. Library services will remain online and we are ready to assist you with your research needs.
Faculty members can easily add library resources to Canvas courses.
For more resources and help integrating library resources with Canvas, visit the Library Resources for Your Canvas Course LibGuide:
Searching for a video or tutorial that you can embed into your Canvas courses? Look no further - the library has a collection of helpful resources to guide your students to becoming research experts.
During the closure, interlibrary loan and requests from other state institutions through UBorrow will be unavailable. All existing interlibrary loan requests for physical items are on hold. If you have a request for an electronic resource, such as an online journal article held by another institution, contact your campus library to see if the materials are obtainable.
Update: An extensive, crowdsourced list of vendor donations and temporary free access offers is available at https://tinyurl.com/vendorsupportedaccess.
The following companies and publishers are providing temporary free access to resources and services during the COVID-19 outbreak. We will continue to add to this list as we become aware of available offers.
As you continue with your Fall 2020 instruction, the Valencia College Libraries would like to suggest our Research Workshops self-enroll Canvas course as a resource to help students with their research assignments.
Research Workshops offers both live Zoom sessions and self-paced modules. Each session and module focus on a different component of the research process and provides practical information and tips that students can incorporate into their papers or projects.
Research Workshops works as a companion to research assignments. Faculty may assign students the entire course to complete or select specific modules or live sessions. Upon completion of a module or attendance at a live session, students will take an assessment to earn a badge. The badges are stored within the course and can be used to verify that module or live session requirements have been met.
Here’s how it works:
Instructors are encouraged to enroll before assigning the course to students. This will provide an opportunity to view the modules and live sessions to see which topics will help students the most with your assignment.
The self-enroll link is the same for both instructors and students. https://valencia.libwizard.com/f/libcoursepresurvey
Instructors share the Research Workshops self-enroll course link with students. You may also upload the Research Workshops assignment template to your course by clicking here.
Students enroll in the course and complete the assigned modules or attend a specific live session. They will earn the appropriate badges.
Students submit the badges as proof to their instructor that they have completed the assignment.
A sample of our course offerings is below.