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Library & LSC

Library/LSC Instruction Request

Would you like library and/or LSC staff to work directly with your class? Librarians can present instruction in library services, information literacy, and/or critical thinking. Learning Support Specialists can provide classroom visits, workshops in the Learning Support Center, or other instruction for all disciplines. Both areas can also collaborate to customize a learning experience. 

Whether your class is remote, on campus, or hybrid, we can customize a solution that works for you and your students.

Let us know how we can serve you and your students to support the learning process!

Syllabus Content

Faculty may copy and paste the following information about our services directly into their syllabi for student reference.

Library

The William M. Brish Library wants to help you find the resources you need to succeed!  Visit us online at www.hagerstowncc.edu/library or on the second floor of the Learning Resource Center to discover a wealth of scholarly articles, e-books, and more!  Access expert librarians 24/7 through our website, or stop in for personal assistance.  Study space, computers, and printing/copying available.  Hours: M-Th 8am-6pm; F 8am-4:30pm.  Phone: 240-500-2237

Learning Support Center

The mission of the Tutoring Hub in the HCC Learning Support Center (LSC) is to engage and empower students to become independent, resourceful learners. The Tutoring Hub provides academic support to students taking most credit and select non-credit courses at HCC.

The Tutoring Hub offers free, individual drop-in tutoring (no appointments needed!), group tutoring, and specialized assistance with specific populations, such as TRiO, veterans, and ELL students. The professional staff has content-area specialties in English and writing, math and science, computer technology, and more. Peer tutors specialize in a vast array of subjects.

Regular hours include evenings and Saturdays. For a current schedule (and other resources), visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/lsc or call 240-500-2560.

Library & LSC Introductions

Faculty may download and use these brief PDF introductions to Library & LSC services in class presentations or online courses.  PowerPoint versions of the slideshows are available by emailing Kendra Perry.


Alternately, embed a short video invitation to the Learning Support Center by Learning Support Specialist David Grimes...

Library Services

Embedded Librarians

If you include research or information literacy projects as part of your course, you may want to consider adding the services of an embedded librarian as an extra resource for your students.  Through the D2L platform, an embedded librarian, with the course role of Facilitator, can provide direct support to your students for specific assignments requiring specialized resources.  Particularly useful for online courses whose students cannot visit the library in person, an embedded librarian can also be great support for hybrid or face-to-face classes.  

Citation Styles

The links below provide specific information for the citation styles used at Hagerstown Community College:

APA 7th Edition Citation Style

Chicago 17th Edition Citation Style

CSE 8th Edition Style

MLA 8th Edition Citation Style

Annotated Bibliographies

Films on Demand Instructor Features

Easily Insert Films on Demand in D2L

Films on Demand has been added to the resources available under “Insert Stuff” in the D2L assignment/activity editor. This means that you can now browse and insert Films on Demand content in your course without ever leaving D2L! We hope this will make it easier and more convenient for you to incorporate film content in your course.


Embed Quizzes in Films on Demand Videos

Infobase has also released a new feature allowing instructors to create quizzes that are embedded in video selections. Please note that in order to use this feature, you must use the Films on Demand website (unfortunately, it does not work within the D2L integration) AND log in your own Teacher account. Infobase offers step-by-step instructions for creating an account and  creating integrated quizzes. For assistance creating or accessing your account, please contact Kendra Perry.

Open Educational Resources

Are you interested in helping to make education more affordable for your students? Using an Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook is a great way to reduce costs and dependency on financial aid. Visit the library's OER LibGuide to find resources that can help you adopt, adapt, or create an OER for your course(s).

NimblyWise Information Literacy & Critical Thinking Courseware

NimblyWise Information Literacy & Critical Thinking Courseware

Do your students have difficulty synthesizing information, reading scholarly material, evaluating information on the internet, and more? The NimblyWise (formerly Credo) information literacy and critical thinking courseware is a resource that can provide instruction in these and many other areas without taking time away from your in-class or online instruction.

Each topic is presented in a self-contained module which can be used in combination with other modules or as a stand-alone module. Easily integrated into a D2L or D2L course, your students can access the NimblyWise information directly, without the need to log in to the NimblyWise system. NimblyWise quiz grades can also be seamlessly integrated into the LMS grade book.

For more information and/or to be enrolled in the Master course to access specific module content, please complete the NimblyWise Information Form.

Change Module Content

If you are interested in changing the content of a NimblyWise module or quiz, complete the Request to change NimblyWise content form. Please allow 5 business days for this change to be completed.

Log in to NimblyWise
Contact the library to request a login and password. 

 

Learning Support Center

Participating Instructors

We are seeking instructors who want a collaborative relationship with the LSC. By sharing information with each other, we can support your students even better! To get started, all we ask is for some basic information about your class. After that, you will receive a weekly email to ask what’s new in your neighborhood (current assignments, upcoming tests, etc.). In exchange, we will provide you with some data about your students’ visits to the LSC.

Learn more or become a Participating Instructor

Embedded LSS

An embedded Learning Support Specialist (LSS) can provide specific guidance to your students as they move through the course.  As a participant in your online course site or through classroom visits, the LSS can provide direct support for student assignments.

To request an Embedded LSS, start by becoming an LSC Participating Instructor.

LSC Scavenger Hunt

Introduce your students to the Learning Support Center by embedding the LSC Website Scavenger Hunt into your D2L course. This short multiple choice activity features information about how the LSC works, the many student handouts and link resources available, the Learning Support Specialist staff, and the new online tutoring interface through Zoom. Your students will become more comfortable with finding these academic supports when they need them, and you might discover something new about the LSC yourself!

To import the scavenger hunt into your D2L course:

  1. Download the .zip file below
  2. In D2L, navigate to COURSE TOOLS > COURSE ADMIN
  3. In the Site Resources section, click IMPORT/EXPORT/COPY COMPONENTS
  4. Choose the IMPORT COMPONENTS button, and the sub-button FROM A COURSE PACKAGE
  5. Drag or browse to upload the .zip file for the scavenger hunt (the current filename is D2L_LSC_Scavenger_Hunt_21FA.zip), and click IMPORT ALL COMPONENTS.
  6. When the import is complete, the LSC Scavenger Hunt will be listed as a quiz activity for use in your course!

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