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How do you meet your distance students where they are for instruction? With attention spans set by social media behavior, how do you ensure your instruction message gets across? We created a tutorial library – the Learning Commons Passport – with short, navigable and succinct instruction videos that are accessible to learners across the globe and that instructors can embed in their courses. We worked with our IT and interactive media teams to create the structure and templates, but maintained ownership over the site and videos so we could quickly create needed tutorials, push edits, and provide the most up-to-date resources. I think this session will benefit both distance learning and instruction librarians because we will talk about providing instruction to distance students through our tutorial library. In approaching this project, we considered learning best practices, student and instructor needs, accessibility, and assessment, as well as what made the most sense for our library staff and university environment.


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2018 DLIG/IIG Spring Workshop: Authority, Source Evaluation, and Critical Thinking for In-Person & Online Library Instruction

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