Incorporating library resources such as streaming video, eBooks and journal articles into your course is a great way to lower the cost of course materials and create engaging content. Our extensive collections you can help you bring your subject to life through diverse perspectives and real-world examples.
Allow your students to access content with one link whether they are on or off campus by creating a persistent link.
UCF has invested in a one-year subscription to JoVE Education. Demos will be held August 3rd, 5th, and 7th with an overview of the JoVE STEM video resources available through this subscription. A detailed access list is available here: https://www.jove.com/access.
Search for “Jove” or click J to browse to Jove in the list of databases
Click on JoVE Science Education.
You may be asked to log in via UCF’s Federated ID login.
After you make it into the JoVE Science Education database, click on the red link at the top left hand side of the page titled, “Remote Learning.” You are now on the Faculty Resource Center page.
Select the link labeled, “Set Up Remote Access.”
Scroll down and look for the link labeled, “Setting Up JoVE Content in Canvas.” You will be taken to a pdf that has step by step instructions on how to access videos and to embed them into Canvas. A “Using JoVE with Canvas” video is also available.
CAVEAT: UCF subscribes to JoVE Science Education only. The JoVE site includes content that we cannot access through the subscription. UCF cannot access the content in the Research tab on JoVE’s site.
Are you working on planning your mixed mode or online courses for fall and thinking about incorporating library instruction? We have several options available, including both synchronous and asynchronous sessions. We can tailor the sessions to your particular course and research assignments.
If your class is meeting synchronously through Zoom, your librarian can hold a live session for you and your students demonstrating search techniques and highlighting relevant library resources.
If your class is being held asynchronously, we can create recorded sessions or other customized learning objects to include in your Webcourse modules. We also have our Information Literacy Modules, which cover a range of research and citation topics, that can be assigned to your students.
Contact your subject librarian to find out more information about our services and to schedule your library sessions for the coming semester.
With almost 3,000,000 downloads in just five years, STARS wants to help you reach a worldwide audience by providing an online home for your digital projects! Faculty and students navigate a world where scholarship is increasingly digital. STARS, UCF’s Showcase of Text, Archives, Research & Scholarship, is the digital institutional repository of content by, for, or about UCF. Through STARS, UCF offers authors a way to manage, share, and increase impact for their full range of scholarship, from open educational resources and podcasts to image galleries and journals.
Did you know you can shine a light on your scholarship by adding your works to the Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works collection? This collection was created specifically to showcase faculty contributions. View the works and citations currently available and then login or create an account to start adding your materials. Your Author Dashboard will provide access to real-time download activity, alternative metrics, and usage reports on demand. Newly integrated PlumX metrics show you citations, media mentions, tweets, and more.
Do you have students in your class who you think would benefit from a one-on-one research appointment with a librarian? While UCF Libraries continues to offer research assistance virtually for general reference inquiries through our Ask Us service, we also offer virtual research appointments for those seeking an extended, personalized service for more complex questions.
Students can meet with their subject librarian to discuss their particular research questions and challenges. In these sessions, librarians can guide students through sample searches using their topics, recommend resources to explore, suggest possible keywords, and more.
To schedule an appointment, students simply need to fill out the “Schedule an Appointment” form online and provide their contact information and some information about their research project. Then a librarian will contact the student to schedule the day, time, and format for the virtual session. We encourage you to let your students know about this helpful service.