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Online & Hybrid Course Support

Drake Memorial Library supports our intellectual community, including our online and hybrid students and instructors. We understand that online and hybrid learners and instructors need some specific and unique support and services.

Extra support for online and hybrid students

We know not all students understand what the library has to offer—especially many students in online and hybrid courses who don’t come into the library.

Here are some ways you can help us connect your online and hybrid students to library resources. 

Share the word about the library

Copy and paste the message below in Blackboard, email it to your students, and/or add it to your syllabus:

The library has gathered the best online library resources for you. Visit the Online & Hybrid Students’ Guide to Library Resources at to learn how you can access:

  • help from a librarian
  • thousands of eBooks articles from thousands of journals, magazines, and newspapers
  • writing help
  • many partner libraries

Quick Links to Resources

How do I make my scanned PDF searchable (OCR)?

Adobe PDF logoYou can use Adobe Acrobat DC or Adobe Acrobat Professional 2017 to run OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on your PDFs in order to make them accessible and searchable.

Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe Acrobat Professional 2017 are different from Adobe Acrobat ReaderAcrobat DC and Adobe Acrobat Professional 2017 allow you to edit and manipulate PDF documents.

-Adobe Acrobat DC is available on College owned PCs via the Microsoft Software Center.

-You may also purchase a copy of Adobe Acrobat Professional 2017 for your personal PC or Mac through OnTheHub.

If you need assistance with downloading and installing Adobe Acrobat DC from the Software Center or with purchasing Adobe Acrobat Professional 2017 through OnTheHub, contact the Help Desk at x5151 opt. 1.

-Adobe Tutorial - Convert a scan to a searchable PDF

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Last Updated: Jan 10, 2019 1:45 PM
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