The Libraries are a great partner for your instruction both in-person and in eCampus. From linking to library databases to answering reference questions, the Libraries welcome all types of engagement.
All librarians at Texas A&M are able to be added to an eCampus course. They can partner with you in many different ways.
Types of Interactions
- Embed library material
- Hold virtual office hours
- Create information literacy modules
- Develop Research Guide specifically for course
Roles in eCampus
It’s easy to add a librarian to a course. You’ll just add them as one of two roles:
- Course Builder: The most common role to add a librarian as. They will be able to add content and interact with students but will not have access to student grades.
- Alternate Instructor: If your librarians is assisting with assignments and need access to the grade book.
Find My Librarian
Not sure who your librarian is? Use Find My Librarian to get contact information and schedule a meeting.
Embedding Library Material in Your Course
Library material is easily embedded within eCampus and can be done in a way to keep in accordance with copyright laws.
Within eCampus, there is a Tool called “Library Resources”. Using this tool you can directly embed Research Guides and library databases into your course.
It’s best practice to link to an article rather than upload a PDF. This way you avoid violating the libraries licensing agreements, copyright laws, and common accessibility issues. Librarians embedded in your eCampus course can assist you with adding links to library resources.
You can add links to eBooks from the library collection. Some eBooks have a limits on the number of students that can access the book simultaneously, so make sure to discuss eBook access with your librarian.
The library collection includes a variety of films and streaming media databases. Your librarian can help you identify streaming media within our collection.