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Online Library Instruction: Guide for Instructors

Options for Asynchronous Instruction

Using LibGuides software, librarians can create customized research guides for your course, featuring:

  • links to relevant databases, texts, and websites
  • explanations of library tools and services, such as interlibrary loan
  • overviews of information literacy concepts, such as evaluating sources and appropriate citation of sources
  • tips for tackling the research for specific course assignments

These research guides work well as supplements to synchronous instruction, or as stand-alone asynchronous research support. Faculty can quickly find and import research guides into their ELMS/Canvas course space using the LibGuides tool.


Librarians can demonstrate library resources and databases and communicate important research concepts by recording a screencast. Recorded sessions can be easily shared in ELMS/Canvas courses and allow students to refer back to the material over the course of the semester.

Recorded Video

Librarians can develop self-paced, interactive tutorials that introduce students to research concepts while giving them hands-on practice. These tutorials can included embedded live webpages, such as the library catalog and databases, allowing students to actively follow along with step by step instructions. 


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