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Transitioning to Online Instruction

This guide is intended to help faculty re-develop classes on an online platform in case of College closure due to COVID-19

Library Support

Instruction Librarians are available to support faculty and students in online teaching environments, including providing information literacy instruction. Please Ask a Librarian for the assistance you need.

Need information from another department?

Visit the STLCC Ways to Connect page to see how to connect with many departments through phone, email, chat, etc.

Moving Online in a Hurry

The libraries are here to help you transition courses to a completely digital format if necessary. We have several guides designed to point you towards digital resources and to help you integrate them seamlessly with your Blackboard course shells. We can also help you provide digital access to resources you had planned to use in print or on video.

Please contact the libraries for help if there are any materials you want your students to be able to access! 

This guide is designed to provide you with links to the best resources the library has for this situation, as well as compilations of resources provided by other institutions. It is a work in progress that will continue to be updated as we find new resources. We hope you will find it useful and send us any suggestions or questions you have.

Under Logistics you will find:

  • Tips for porting a class online from other academics
  • Tips for recording lectures and interacting with students
  • Tutorials for using various digital platforms
  • Resources for making your digital classes accessible to all students: moving online will require different accommodations than in-person instruction

Under Resources for Students you will find:

  • Links to help your students access textbooks
  • Links to the various tutoring and academic support services provided by the college
  • Links to help with internet and laptops

Under Digital Resources you will find:

  • Guides to using Open Educational Resources (OER) materials
  • Guides to the paywalled resources the library provides, including
    • databases
    • newspapers (you have access to an unlimited New York Times subscription!)
    • films
  • Lists of usually paywalled materials made free during the current situation

Under Conversations you will find:

  • Thoughts about best practices
  • Community discussions about how to work with this change
  • Reports from other faculty about their experiences

College Support and Online Education Information

Mental Health and Coping

Related Guides

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000