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Brightspace & Library Content

Brightspace 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 Brightspace

Your course has a “Library Resources” link in the top-bar 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 Brightspace

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 Brightspace.

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 Brightspace. For more information about working with a librarian, visit Faculty & Staff Support: Instruction for Classes.

Instructions: Enroll a librarian into your Brightspace course

  1. Log into Brightspace, and go into your course.
  2. In Course Admin, choose Course Tools.
  3. Under Learner Management, choose Classlist.
  4. Select Users.
  5. Click the blue "Add Participants" button and choose "Add Existing Users"
  6. In the search box under "Add Existing Users" search for the librarian's NetID and click the magnifying glass icon.
  7. When the page refreshes, scroll down and set the Role and Section (if needed). 
  8. Check the box next to the librarian's name and click "Enroll Selected Users"

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

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

Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe Acrobat Pro are different from Adobe Acrobat Reader in that they 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 Pro 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 Pro through OnTheHub, contact the Help Desk at x5151 opt. 1. 

Last Updated: May 12, 2024 9:53 PM

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