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Faculty & Staff Support

Blackboard & Library Content

Blackboard is one of the many ways you can integrate the library into your class.

For more information about how the library supports online and hybrid students, visit Online & Hybrid Course Support Guide.  

Library Research Guides in Blackboard

Your course has a “Library Resources” link in the left-hand navigation. You and your students will see the best library Research Guide for your course.

If you notice that a key resource is not included on that page, please let us know.

Link to Library Resources in Blackboard

You can provide stable, persistent links to accessible versions of journal articles and other items available through the library's databases. This will allow your students to access the article directly from your course in Blackboard.

For step-by-step help on linking to specific databases, including Kanopy and Films on Demand video streaming services, you can visit our Link Resources for Off-Campus Use guide.

Sometimes, when you are working with a librarian, you will need the librarian to have access to your course in Blackboard. You can enroll a librarian into your course in Blackboard. For more information about working with a librarian, visit Faculty & Staff Support: Instruction for Classes.

Instructions: Enroll a librarian into your Blackboard course

  1. Log into Blackboard, and go into your course.
  2. In Course Management (the grey area on the left-hand navigation), select Users and Groups.
  3. Select Users.
  4. Select Find Users to Enroll.
  5. Username: Enter the librarian's NetID in the username box.
  6. Role: Select the librarian's role. You will choose either Librarian or Librarian Grader, depending on your needs.
  7. Enrollment Availability: Select Yes.
  8. Select Submit.

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 by opening a ticket with the IT Service Desk

-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. 

Last Updated: Oct 14, 2020 11:54 AM