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START with your LibGuide account:
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...
Start at your home dashboard and look under "LibGuides Shortcuts"
Choose "Generate a LibGuides widget.
Scan across the option tabs at the top, and choose "Guide/Page."
Use the drop-down menu to choose the guide you want to embed in Blackboard.
Choose your output format: "Framed."
Your embed code is automatically generated for you. Copy the embed code.
Next, in Blackboard
Build Content, e.g. "Create an Item."
Make sure the HTML box is active (an option in the tool box, above the text area).
Paste the embed code in the pop-up HTML window and activate with the "Update" button
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
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.