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Faculty Guide to the Library

Find out what the library can do to help you save time and connect your students to expert research guidance.

Want to include a librarian in your D2L classrooms? Your students will be able to reach their librarian easily through D2L when they have questions about research as a minimum; we can also participate in discussion board conversations or get even more involved in providing formative feedback to students for midway assignments like rough drafts or annotated bibliographies to steer them towards the right sources before they're submitting their final papers.

Please email Elaine and/or Betty and/or Stephanie to discuss options and availability before adding us!

1. Go to the home page for a section to which you want to add a librarian.

2. Click "VTAC Support" in the tool bar.

Screenshot of VTAC Support link

 3. Select User Access, then "Add User to Your Section."

screenshot of add user to section

4. Complete the short form (pictured below) to authorize the addition.

adding a user

Selecting the Access Level:

We recommend choosing the Faculty or the Teaching Assistant roles:

  • The Faculty role can, of course, add and create content and discussion board posts, as well as access the grade book and course D2L settings, which the librarians do not typically need access to. If you want a librarian to e.g. give feed back on rough drafts, even ungraded, however, use this role.
  • The Teaching Assistant role can: add modules; upload content; and post on discussion boards. It cannot view assignment submissions, grades, or user progress, nor can it access the class before the semester starts. It cannot create discussion boards.

We do not recommend any other roles (Observer, Advisor, LSP, etc), as we will be incredibly/overly limited in how we can participate in your class. The Observer role, for example, doesn't even allow replying to a discussion board! If that's all you want, we advise just adding in some of the pre-prepared library resources instead of a librarian.

4. Finally, click "Submit" and LSC-Online will take care of the rest!
You'll receive a confirmation email when they're done, but we don't, so it'd be much appreciated if you could gives us a head's up once we've gotten access.