Officials in seven San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a shelter-in-place mandate that took effect at midnight Tuesday, March 17. Residents were ordered to stay at home and go outside only for food, medicine or essential meetings. Cañada College, along with College of San Mateo and Skyline College, have moved all classes online, like other colleges and universities around the bay. Many library resources are still available online, like ebooks, movies and databases, and so are the library's reference and instruction services.
An introductory course in library and research skills that you can import into your Canvas courses, the Cañada College Library course in Canvas briefly covers:
Adding the Cañada College Library course to your Canvas classes opens the library door for your students. The short and humorous quizzes impart information in a stress-free way and show students that the library is a friendly, helpful place that can help them.
If you would like to survey the course before importing it into your Canvas module, I can add you as a student. To import the course, log into Canvas Commons and search for Cañada College Library under "Courses.
Please see the Online Resources and Services for Students library guide to see what the Cañada College Library offers your students.
Do your students need home internet access or laptops? Refer them to Comcast's Internet Essentials program to see if they qualify.
New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of internet service, available to all qualified low-income households for about $10 a month with an application deadline of April 30.
It's easier than ever to access library databases off-campus. All you need is your Canvas login - the first part of your email before @smccd.edu.
For an illustration, here's a video from the Cañada College Library YouTube channel:
Once you are logged in, You'll have your choice of databases, like CQ Researcher, shown below.
Find more videos like this on the Library's YouTube page.
Librarians can conduct a library instructional session/orientaiton with you and your students through Zoom, a video conferencing tool. Set up your account by following the link below and choosing Sign In and Configure your account. Sign in with your username; e.g., jdoe without @smccd.edu.
Librarians are available from:
Want face-to-face help? Librarians can meet your students through Zoom! Students can click on the icon above to request a Zoom Reference Session.