Archive for August, 2012

Check it out — at the Monroe Library!

Welcome back, students!

Do you know about all the great services and equipment that we offer in the Learning Commons?

You can check out laptops (Macs and PCs) and other cool equipment at the Learning Commons desk.  We have headphones, voice recorders, cameras, video recorders, webcams, flip cams, and much more.  We even have Midi Keyboards that you can borrow!

Besides equipment, you can also check out lockers and private study rooms.  And don’t forget about the great research help we offer!  Our librarians can help you locate scholarly articles, books, and even DVDs that are relevant to your research.  (And if you just need something fun to read, we can help you find that, too!)

So come on over to the Learning Commons desk and let us know what you need.  We’re here to help you!

Blackboard Training for Faculty

If you are interested in learning more about the new version of Blackboard, or need some help with the everyday use of the system, please feel free to attend one of our Blackboard workshops the week of Aug 20th. The full schedule is as follows:

Monday, Aug 20th 12pm – 1pm Blackboard Basics

Tuesday, Aug 21st 10am – 11am What’s new in Blackboard

Wednesday, Aug 22nd 10am – 11am Using the Gradecenter and Assessment features

Wednesday, Aug 22nd 2pm – 3pm Blackboard Basics

Thursday, Aug 23rd 2pm – 3pm What’s new in Blackboard

Friday, Aug 24th 10am – 11am Blackboard Basics

Friday, Aug 24th 12pm – 1pm SafeAssign Plagiarism prevention tool

All workshops will be held in the LI classroom on the second floor of the Monroe Library, rm 229.

If you are interested in learning more about a specific topic or function we can arrange workshops for small groups or personal consultations upon request. If you would like to schedule something of this nature or have any questions about Blackboard in general, please feel free to contact the Blackboard Manager, Jonathan Gallaway, at 864-7168 or