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Multimedia instruction for courses

Below, you'll find some examples of the ways that faculty and Mann librarians have incorporated digital research and information skills into classes via the internet. All of our multimedia instruction is presented to the students in their classrooms.

The Mann Learning and Instruction team works closely with faculty to integrate research and information skills directly into assignments. This technique encourages students to deeply engage and understand the research process, rather than approaching research as an ancillary step to completing an assignment. Research has demonstrated that many students learn better when information is presented in a visual and interactive way.

Contact us for more information or to submit a request for instruction.

Video tutorials (developed for large, undergraduate classes)

Embedded directly into Blackboard, tutorials are coupled with a graded assignment and are accessible to the students 24/7 from Blackboard. Watch the brief video below to learn more. And, check out our current classes that provide multimedia  instruction: COMM 2010, NS1150/1160, and BIOG 1500 and 1105.


Library Guides (developed for all classes)

Library Guides are web-based guides developed specifically for your class. We work with faculty and staff to determine the most suitable resources for your class and/or assignment, and then create an easy-to-use guide that can uploaded directly to your Blackboard site. Below are a few examples; see a complete list of guides here.


Biology Library GuideBiology Library Guide

Business Library GuideBusiness Library Guide









Food Science Library GuideFood Science Library GuideEnvironment - Biomass and Biofuels Library GuideEnvironment - Biomass and Biofuels Library Guide










Digitial Literacy web site and tutorial (a resource for all classes)

Created in conjunction with CIT and the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Digital Literacy tutorial offers an overview of the issues regarding evaluating digital information.

Digitial Literacy web siteDigitial Literacy web site