The tutorial home page is a simple list of the module home pages. This structure will facilitate easily finding all of the pages in each module. (This page is the tutorial home page for the "Library Research Skills for Land & Food Systems Tutorial".)
All-Pages page in the tutorial. To facilitate maintenance of this tutorial, we will add the category "All-Pages" to each page in the tutorial.
History of this Tutorial
The Library Research Skills for Land and Food Systems tutorial began as the tutorial Library Research Skills for Biologists co-written by Sally Taylor and Katherine Kalsbeek assisted by Web Designer, Suzan Zagar in 2000. In the fall of 2000, Sally Taylor in collaboration with Director of First Year Biology, Carol Pollock designed a marked library assignment that included a research tutorial originally created in WebCT, then migrated to Vista. In November 2011, we worked on the migration of the content in the Biology Research Skills tutorial to UBC wiki with the presentation into Connect. In July 2013, the content of Biology Research Skills was used to form in part the tutorial for Library Research Skills for Land and Food Systems on Blackboard.
This tutorial was licensed under Creative Commons License Attribution, Share Alike and donated to ALPS LINK in 2008. The creators, Katherine Kalsbeek, Sally Taylor and Suzan Zagar were recognized by a panel of their peers and awarded the 2008 Laud a Librarian Award. Since 2008, it has been updated and maintained by Katherine Miller and Suzan Zagar.
In the 2011-2012 academic year, the Library Research Skills for Biologists tutorial was used by 1377 BIOL 140 students (88% of the students registered in the class) who reviewed 5 or more pages in the tutorial.
In 2014, based on assessment with students (card sorting exercise) and a survey of faculty members in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, the tutorial was completely restructured and there was a major rewriting of the content. This restructuring and rewriting was co-authored by Katherine Miller and Megan Brown. Suzan Zagar was the key technical creator, making changes to UBC wiki content and Blackboard Learn.
How to Direct Link to this Tutorial
If you want to provide a URL to users that will take them directly to a course, or a specific page/tool:
Copy the URL (e.g. for a course, right click on the course link in the Courses module and copy the link)
This should generate a functional direct link. If the user is already authenticated, they'll be taken directly to the URL. If they are not authenticated, they'll be redirected to CWL and upon successful authentication, they'll be redirected to the desired URL.
Problems getting this to work? Note these Details:
Click on the drop down arrow next to the page title. The instruction in step one mentions to copy the URL. The URL you use is found by clicking on the drop down arrow next to the page title. In this example, I want a direct link to module 3 page 5 that I can share.
Click on Metadata
Select Resource Location URL. For step two in the instructions above, note that you need to encode the Resource Location URL.
Populating the Tutorial in Courses
To have students from a course added automatically into one of the UBC Library's tutorials in Connect, after confirming permission from the course instructor, contact Yvonne Chan before the term starts.
Note: in courses where there is a T1 section, the library populates the courses into the second term too, by default.
In Connect, you may not see a specific course showing as part of either 20XX1-2 or 20XXW2 classes because the course is by default grouped under 20XXW1. This grouping occurs during the course creation process, when it was required that the course be associated with a primary section and Yvonne will pick one section. For some courses, there is no section that spans term 1 and 2, otherwise, she will select that section and make the course shows up under the grouping, 20XXW1-2. With this in mind, you can then assume that all Connect Library tutorials that are labelled "20XXW" are enrolled with users from all sections from both Term 1 and Term 2 by default.
(This information is summarized from an email from Yvonne dated Dec 8, 2014.)
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