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Resources for Online and Distance Students

Taking an online class? Learn about how the library can help you succeed.

Library Resources for Faculty

Moving your courses to a completely online environment can be challenging for faculty. These are resources that the library offers to you (from our page

Instructional Support
Contact your subject librarian to learn more about alternative formats for delivering remote library instruction to your students. Virtual instruction can take the form of a synchronous Zoom session, an embedded Canvas module, or a recorded session.

Librarians have created a digital research notebook designed to support hybrid and online approaches to information literacy development in course instruction. If you would like to adopt parts of or the entire notebook, contact your subject librarian today. 

Consider adding your subject librarian to your Canvas course as a ‘Librarian,’ or contact them directly.

Access to course content
The library offers many online and electronic resources (books, articles, and images, and video) that the SSU Community can access remotely. To learn how to add digital library materials to your Canvas site, visit 5 Ways to Bring the Library into Canvas

Place materials on reserve in the Library so all students in your class have access to required course materials.

If you are interested in providing high quality, zero-cost materials to your students, check out our Open Educational Resources guide or contact your subject librarian for assistance.

Request a Research Guide
These customized guides to research highlight strategies and sources for particular disciplines. If you would like a guide created especially for your class, contact your subject librarian.

Digital Resources for Faculty

Continuing to Engage the Online Learner

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The Online Learning Idea Book

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Online Distance Education

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Effective Online Teaching

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Online Teaching at Its Best

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Finding help outside your library

There are amazing online resources for making this transition to remote teaching. Check out some of these and let us know of others you are using: