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Library Support for Online Teaching: Library Instruction

Online Library Orientations & Workshops

A Foothill librarian would be happy to provide instruction to your students via Zoom in the use of our online resources and on how to develop effective research strategies. Your students will learn how to find, use, evaluate, and understand the legal implications of the use of information for class assignments and lifelong learning. To schedule please fill out the following form

Online Research Guides (LibGuides), Canvas Modules, & Tailored Research Handouts

LibGuides are course or subject specific resources created by Foothill College librarians to assist faculty and students. Guides provide direct access to relevant library materials and web resources for course and project work.  A link to a LibGuide can be placed directly on a course page and is an option for providing instruction on library resources to online learners. Our Off-Campus Library Services LibGuide is a great starting point for students doing research remotely.

Browse all the Foothill College LibGuides, and then contact your library liaison or submit a request online to start building a library guide that meets your students' information needs.

Librarians can also develop a module for your Canvas course or a handout specific to your class’s needs that can be tailored to your specific course and research assignment contact your library liaison or submit a request online.

Request a LibGuide for Your Class!

Canvas Information Literacy Modules

information literacy module

To complement the library's on-campus instruction program, the library now offers Information Literacy Modules in Canvas which faculty are welcome to import into their online course. There are currently 5 modules that can be imported: General, Biology & Allied Health, Social Sciences, Fine Arts, and Counseling. Each module includes information on how to develop a research topic, how to find reliable resources, and how to cite and avoid plagiarism. Foothill faculty can find the modules be visiting this link: 

Directions on importing a Canvas course export package can be found by visiting this link:

Online Reference Services for Your Students

  • The Library website has a orange pop-out chat window in the upper right corner that students can use for research help.

FH Library Chat

Contact the Library

Spring Flex Week 2020

View our recorded presentation from Spring Flex 2020 on options for integrating library instruction into your online course.

Library Licensed Online Videos and Tutorials on Library Research (not FH specific)

Films on Demand provides unlimited, 24/7 streaming access to more than 30,000 high quality education videos from a variety of producers that can be embedded into any Canvas module. Find videos on information literacy and doing research:

PrepSTEP is a dynamic online learning platform that includes information literacy tutorials. Note: To access PrepSTEP students need to create an account.