Enrich your course content

A checklist of suggested Library tools and resources available for the set-up of your course.

Enhance your program and courses with Library resources

Use Open or Library licensed e-resources that can be added to Reading Lists or linked in Canvas via permalinks. Instructions are available in our guide on Finding and linking to Library Resources in Canvas.

Reading Lists are a dynamic and collaborative way of managing and presenting course learning materials in Canvas, making copyright compliance easier. They are an effective and easy way for students to locate and access course learning materials. Find out how to create your own Reading Lists @RMIT.

Utilise the Library’s video collections in your course to enhance course engagement. YouTube, Vimeo, and other video sites can be used as long as the material has been placed online by the copyright holder. Watch YouTube and Copyright: how to identify the copyright owner (MS Stream, 3:34 mins, login required). The guide on Using Videos in Canvas provides instructions on linking and embedding Library videos, including playlists and clips, in your Canvas course and Reading List.

Select Creative Commons sourced images over copyrighted material. Images from published sources must be registered with eReserve. The Using Images in Canvas guide provides information on finding, registering and referencing images in your Canvas course, ensuring copyright compliance.

Open Educational Resources are freely accessible and openly licensed teaching and learning materials that can be reused, shared, revised, and remixed. To find open resources by type and by subject use the Open Educational Resources guide.

The Library will ensure prescribed resources are available. Check Library Search before choosing – is it available online? Note: some publishers do not sell e-versions to libraries even if they make e-versions available to individuals. Find out more about Textbook requests.

Explore ways that you can incorporate Indigenous knowledge and perspective into your teaching in our First Nations – Teachers Guide.

Help your students work and study in online environments by embedding a micro-credential in your course. Find out more about Library micro-credentials.

Watch Adding a Library Cred landing page to your Canvas course (MS Stream, 5:42 mins, login required).

Support your students with Library services

Students are supported by other students, who have high academic achievement in their course. Assistance includes coursework, study skills, and academic confidence. Email peer.mentoring@rmit.edu.au if you would like to set up peer support in your course.

Find out more about Peer mentoring.

We can tailor our academic skills and information literacy workshops to your course content or assessment. We need a minimum of two weeks advance notice to allow planning and preparation time. Email studysupport@rmit.edu.au to discuss your needs and to book a workshop.

Check your course navigation menu to ensure the Canvas Library page is enabled. It’s a great starting point for students to access the Library resources and find support. 

The Library has a range of resources to improve academic skills and study habits.We can help you identify relevant learning support resources for your course content or assessments. Email us at studysupport@rmit.edu.au.

Please refer your students to the Learning Lab and LinkedIn Learning. For students seeking after-hours assistance, we offer an external service called Studiosity.

Direct students to the Library support for students page for additional services and resources.

Make your students aware that expert academic skills advisors and librarians are available to help them with research and writing assignments, referencing and effective study strategies to support maths, statistics, chemistry and physics. Refer them to One-on-one consultations.

Embed or link to the Academic Integrity Awareness Cred and the academic integrity resources on the Learning Lab.

Promote the Easy Cite referencing tool to assist students with their referencing.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.