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Supporting Education at Cambridge

Libraries supporting online learning

Online Inductions: case studies and information for good practice

Read more about Student Experience which informs our practice

Summary document collating resources for online inductions

*** Pre-arrival top tip: "drip-feed targeted information to students" ***

Top Tip: When everything is different this year remember your 2nd and 3rd years need information too

Don't have tech, or time, for videos? Suggestions from the community......

Photo tour on twitter Instagram stories

Welcome to 2020/2021

LibGuide page

Padlet for interactivty Sway Varied formats for information dissemination
Display boards in a prominent place in the library with QR codes for topics Drip-feed emails Themed online Teams meetings with students, either 'Shut Up and Write' or 'Productivity Hour'

Induction Videos for General Use

Cambridge Libraries Induction 2020-2021 : this is a new introduction to libraries available from the Library Gateway

Perfect Desk​: This is a long video-and somewhat out of date now (2013 or thereabouts). It was made extremely well and has a very good student story behind it – all about finding a perfect desk to work at. With current COVID 19 restrictions on use of space use of this might be treated with caution. However, also good for an overview of what the library system is like and what students might think about it. Features English Literature students throughout.​

CILN video 2018​: A whistle stop tour of the library system in just a few minutes with some ideas of what it might be like. Focus on STEMM libraries but covers a few key points: welcoming staff, expert knowledge of staff, spaces and importance of online resources​

More Videos

  • Time Management in UG CamGuides – no. 1 favourite section in recent student review  - check the talking heads video there.
  • STEMM & AHSS ​intro videos
Other topic related videos
Other Library videos

Library video examples:​ SPSMedicalMoore

Make your own video?

Want to make your own video?​
  • How did Amy make the Moore Library video in half a day?​  Amy describes how she made the Moore video in half a day
  • What did Deirdre suggest to add to a video like this for introducing all the library staff?​  She used Amy’s excellent video of the Moore Library as an example suggesting ways of introducing all staff and emphasised the importance of staff presence. Her whole session was an exemplar session of how to run a training session online with useful engagement of participants.
  • What tools can you use to create a short video?​ Claire Sewell – training in using Lumen5 (which Laura and Frankie used to make the CamGuides STEMM & AHSS videos)​
  • Need a video in Moodle? Use Panopto. Contact Helen Murphy for all the details about how to use this.

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