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Learn at the Libraries

Learn more about university level writing, how to search the library, and the correct way to use references.

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Instruction Support from the Libraries

The Libraries offers a wide range of support for student learning and research, including web-based resources, supplemental instruction from subject librarians, workshops, and reference services. Visit the Libraries' instruction support website or contact any of our subject librarians to find out more about the resources and services available to your faculty and department. 

Add Learn at the Libraries To UM Learn

This website includes short modules covering topics related to academic writing, searching for scholarly sources, evaluating research material, and citation styles. The modules are interdisciplinary in nature to be able to supplement the diverse approaches to teaching and learning at University of Manitoba. It is a work in progress with additional content to be added in future stages of development. 


We've designed Learn at the Libraries for students needing help with library research. You are welcome to refer your students here or use any of the content on this website in your course. There are a two ways you can do this:

  1. Add a link to Learn at the Libraries in your course syllabus. 

  2. Add a modules from Learn at the Libraries to your UM Learn course. To add the modules follow the instructions below. 


     

How to add a module to a UM Learn course

There are two ways to a add a module from this website to your UM Learn course. You can either add a link to display the module page in UM Learn or embed the module on its own without the rest of the page visible.
 

Add a Full Webpage from Learn at the Libraries

  1. Open one of your UM Learn Courses

  2. Select Content from the menu at the top of the page

  3. Choose Create a Link from the pull down menu of New items.

  4. In the pop up window add a title and the Link from the table below. 

  5. Choose Create to make it visible in your course.


Embed One Module from Learn at the Libraries

  1. Open one of your UM Learn Courses

  2. Select Content from the menu at the top of the page

  3. Choose Create a File from the pull down menu of New items.

  4. Open the html editor and paste the embed code from the table below into the box and save it.

  5. Click Save and Close to make it visible in your course.

 

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Scholarly Communications

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Add Videos to UM Learn

There are two easy ways to add the Libraries' help videos to UM Learn.
If you need assistance contact your subject librarian.

 

Option 1: Add as content to a module

  1. Open one of your UM Learn Courses.

  2. Select Content from the menu at the top of the page.

  3. Choose Video or Audio from the pull down menu of New items.

  4. Enter the YouTube URL for the video of your choice. You can find the YouTube URL for any of our videos by clicking on the links in our Video Directory.

  5. Click Save. The video is now listed in that module of your course.
     

Option 2: Add a video to a module description

  1. Open one of your UM Learn Courses.

  2. Select Content from the menu at the top of the page.

  3. Click Add a description... in the desired module.

  4. In the menu of the editing box, click the first icon on the left. This small video icon displays "insert stuff" as hover text. From here, you can either:

    • Click YouTube to search for UM Libraries video content. For example, try searching umanitoba your library account.

    • If you have the URL of the video you would like to add, use the Insert Link option. You can find the YouTube URL for any of our videos by clicking on the links in our Video Directory.

  5. For either option, click Next, then Insert.

  6. Click Update. The video will now be visible in the module description.

Contact Us


If you need subject specific help contact your liaison librarian.
For other inquiries about instructional support from the Libraries contact: 


Kyle Feenstra
Coordinator - Learning & Instruction Support

304 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
kyle.feenstra (at) umanitoba.ca

 

Sarah Clark (Currently On Leave)
Learning & Instruction Support Librarian

304 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
sarah.clark (at) umanitoba.ca

 

Samuel Plato
University 1 Librarian

304 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
samuel.plato (at) umanitoba.ca