Creating online resources: a look at tools used across campus to create interactive materials

Seminar Room 1 Pilkington Library 22 April 12.30-2.00

 

There are many ways to engage students these days from using voting tools in lectures to an interactive video with embedded quiz housed on Learn.

 

This joint CAP / Library event is an opportunity to hear about a range of tools you can use to create online resources. Speakers include Rachel Challen from Loughborough College who will talk about Articulate, Geoff Hodgson from Civil and Building Engineering on Camtasia, and Phil Wilkinson-Blake from the Business School who will talk about developing materials for the Futurelearn MOOC platform.

 

Whether you are new to all this or are interested in who is using what on campus you will have the opportunity to hear from experienced practitioners as well as engage in group discussions.

 

Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Please e-mail CAP@lboro.ac.uk if you’d like to attend so we know numbers for catering

Faulty PCs? Messy washrooms? Empty vending machines?

Pilkington library after refurbishment

We know that revising is stressful enough without having to cope with issues such as faulty PCs, empty vending machines or messy washrooms. If you notice any problem like these whilst in the Library please do let us know and we will advise our colleagues in IT Services, Campus Living and Facilities Management.

Alternatively, if you prefer to contact these services directly please get in touch via the options below:

Don’t forget:

  • For problems with your own computer, visit the IT Services PC Clinic in the Library
  • Check out the faster-booting Short Stay PCs located on each floor for those times when you need to do something quickly
  • Find out if there’s a free computer in the building via the PC availability page: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/it/labs/labs-availability/

Together we can help make the whole exam experience a little easier!

Help! I can’t find information for my dissertation

Finding information for your dissertation takes a lot of research, so if you’re struggling why not try one of the library databases? You are more likely to find better quality and relevant information from these databases than via a general web search engine.

Library Catalogue Plus

The Academic Librarians have cherry-picked the appropriate databases for each subject area. These ‘go-to’ resources are listed on your departmental page on the Reading List system – see relevant link below:

Aeronautical & Automotive Engineering
The Arts
Business School
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil & Building Engineering
Computer Science
Design School
Economics
Electronic, Electrical & Systems Engineering
English & Drama
Geography
Information Science
Materials Engineering
Mathematical Sciences
Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Physics
Politics, History & International Relations
Social Sciences
Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences

Helping you get through the exam season

We know that revising is stressful enough without having to cope with issues such as faulty PCs, empty vending machines or messy washrooms.
If you notice any problem like these whilst in the Library please do let us know and we will advise our colleagues in IT Services, Campus Living and Facilities Management. Alternatively, if you prefer to contact these services directly please get in touch via the options below:

Don’t forget:

Together we can help make the whole exam experience a little easier!

Going home for Christmas? Bookmark these before you go!

Library Catalogue PlusBefore you leave Loughborough for the Christmas break, don’t forget to download the VPN to your computer so you can enjoy easy access to e-journals and databases when you are off campus.

Confused about which databases to search? The Academic Librarians have cherry-picked the appropriate databases for each subject area. These ‘go-to’ resources are listed on your departmental page on the Reading List system – see relevant link below:

Aeronautical & Automotive Engineering
The Arts
Business School
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil & Building Engineering
Computer Science
Design School
Economics
Electronic, Electrical & Systems Engineering
English & Drama
Geography
Information Science
Materials Engineering
Mathematical Sciences
Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Physics
Politics, History & International Relations
Social Sciences
Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences

Revision advice – on the go!

The Library’s study skills advice sheets have been available as PDF documents for some time now.

Earlier in the year, ePub versions were created so that they could be easily read on mobile phones. Whilst the files are available on Learn, we are experimenting with making them available via other channels too.

To get study advice on the go (i.e. on your phone), first download a reading app e.g. iBooks (Apple only) or Bluefire Reader (Android & Apple) from your app store. Then click on the link below to view an ePub version of the revision and exam skills advice sheet.

Revision and exam skills – Loughborough University Library

Good luck with your revision!

Leisure reading collection

Take a break from your studies and grab a novel. The Leisure reading collection (white label and pink dot) is next to the New Books stand and includes science fiction, crime, fantasy, horror, biography and graphic novels. There’s also graded readers which our international students may enjoy. You can browse in person or online.

Letter clue: F