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LibGuides for Newbies: Home

Create a Webpage using LibGudies

START with your LibGuide account:

Get your own LibGuide account. Email

Help! I need a manual

Get to know LibGuides from the ground up.

Step-by-Step how-to, from login to profile to creating a page.

Layout and Page Options

Help! I need a class

Schedule a 1-on-1 with Jenn or M'lyn​ in Danielson or Willimantic

Register for a Webinar

Help! I need to see examples

LibGuides posted by scholars and peers.

Best of LibGuides - caution: not all "best" examples are winners. Sometimes this is a good place to see what not to do. Trust your reaction to these webpages.

Help! I need a video

Choose from the playlist of short segments, above.

Or, view a complete training session, below.


Embed into Blackboard

Add your LibGuide page to any Blackboard course

First, in LibGuides...

  1. Start at your home dashboard and look under "LibGuides Shortcuts"
  2. Choose "Generate a LibGuides widget.
  3. Scan across the option tabs at the top, and choose "Guide/Page."
  4. Use the drop-down menu to choose the guide you want to embed in Blackboard.
  5. Choose your output format: "Framed."
  6. Your embed code is automatically generated for you.  Copy the embed code.

Next, in Blackboard

  1. Build Content, e.g. "Create an Item."
  2. Make sure the HTML box is active (an option in the tool box, above the text area).
  3. Paste the embed code in the pop-up HTML window and activate with the "Update" button
  4. Submit   

Better Practices

*Less is more: think sound bytes, not paragraphs
  • F-shape scanning
  • Keep most important content above the scroll line
  • Clean layouts, whitespace, relevant images/video
*Make it Readable Scan-able
  • Font: sans serif
  • Font size: 60-72 characters per line
  • Color: use sparingly, check contrast
  • Consistency: headings, sub-headings, body-text

Interactivity: add polls, discussion board, practice quizzes, etc.