Eric Frierson, EBSCO
Curriculum Builder is a plugin for learning management systems (LMSs) that allows faculty members to select and assign readings out of your library collection to their class without having to grapple with persistent links and copyright violations. In this session, join Senior Discovery Service Engineer Eric Frierson to learn about the upcoming release of Curriculum Builder’s newest features, including better support for more learning management systems, more controls for library staff, collection of student data with regards to use of the tool, and much more.
Mike Waugh & Emily Frank, LSU
Curriculum Builder, designed by EBSCO and supported by LOUIS, allows instructors using a Learning Management System (such as Moodle or Blackboard) to build reading lists that point to library resources in EBSCO Discovery Service. In doing so, it simplifies the process for instructors to integrate library resources into their courses and allows for one-click full text access for students. In this presentation we demonstrate how to configure the tool from the perspective of the library systems administrator. Then we discuss how the LSU Libraries engaged entities from outside the library for development and promotion, and how this tool has better embedded the library in the university’s virtual community. Finally, we discuss the preliminary adoption of the tool, challenges and ideas for further development.
High interest for EBSCO and LMS administrators and instructional librarians, but it should be interesting to anyone looking for ideas to better integrate the library in the university’s virtual classroom.
Senior Discovery Services Engineer Eric Frierson shares a straightforward way to generate search box code for your library website. In this session, Eric covers options such as limiting to full-text or in-collection results only, limiting by discipline, limiting to specific library locations, and more. Finally, see what EBSCO’s working on for the future: a bento-box style results list and an innovative new idea called Two Questions to Search. Hope to see you there!