eLearning at the University Libraries

The University Libraries are committed to supporting the digitally enhanced learning environment by providing innovative solutions to integrate library content and services into existing and future course environments. We currently offer a variety of services that can be customized to meet the needs of a particular class or an assignment. In addition, we are implementing several pilot projects focused on providing new and reformatted content that best meets the pedagogical needs of these emerging online course environments.

Contact us to consult about available eLearning services - learnlib@umn.edu.

Digital Coursepack
Work with the University Libraries eLearning team to create your own digital coursepack containing library licensed materials, copyrighted materials, and freely available materials all in one place. The University Libraries are piloting a digital coursepack project to streamline the course content creation process to make it easier for faculty and students to get the materials they need for success. Another goal of this project is to save students money by utilizing materials already owned by the libraries.

Content Discovery
We can help instructors find customized course content and materials already purchased through the University Libraries. The Libraries have access to thousands of full-text databases, journals, and e-books that can easily be integrated into your course environment. Utilizing library content saves students money. We can help you find it.

Content Acquisition
The University Libraries can purchase new materials for direct course support. Work with the University Libraries eLearning team to identify content that we can purchase for your online course. We are willing to explore a variety of format, copyright, and delivery issues to help make your experience as painless as possible.

Copyright/Intellectual property advising
Consult with Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian, to learn more about copyright issues in the online course environment. The Copyright Information and Resources site as well as a variety of workshops are also available.

Course Content Creation/Digital Publishing
The Libraries currently offer a variety of services that support course content creation and publishing from media and maps to text and images. We are also exploring more streamlined and integrated solutions for future course support.

Library Course Pages
We can customize a web page of library resources to support an assignment, course or program. Some faculty also add librarians as instructors in their course website (e.g. Moodle) to support student research. We can also give advice on readings, images, video and other media to enrich your online course website.

Find out more about instructional support services at the University Libraries.

Contact Us

Shane Nackerud
Technology Lead, eLearning Support Initiative

Kristi Jensen
Program Development Lead, eLearning Support Initiative

Copyright Questions?

Nancy Sims
Copyright Program Librarian