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Last updated: January 25, 2023 13:24 EST
Graphic with an image of the outside of the McLaughlin Library in the winter. Overlaying the graphic is a check marked circle. The text on the graphic reads, “Instructor Toolkits."

As the winter semester begins and instructors work to fine tune course material for the remainder of the year, the McLaughlin Library would like to introduce Instructor Toolkits. These newly created resources were developed by the library’s Learning and Curriculum Support team to assist faculty in supporting academic skill development. 

There are currently two Instructor Toolkits available on the library website: one concerns multiple choice exams and another focuses on university essays. The kits offer helpful information in a variety of formats such as guides, handouts, and videos and provide links to booking appointments for assistance with accessing and utilizing specific services.  

The Multiple Choice Exams Toolkit offers information about: 

  • Tutoring at the University of Guelph 
  • Creating a matrix chart 
  • Booking study appointments  

And much more! 

Among the abundance of resources in the University Essay Toolkit, instructors can find materials related to: 

  • Connecting Google Scholar with the University of Guelph 

  • Writing in courses such as History, Sociology, and Anthropology courses 

  • Notetaking 

These resources can be posted in CourseLink, shared with individual students during an instructor’s office hours, and/or circulated in advance of relevant assessments.    

Instructors who are interested in in-class workshops or guest lectures on any of these topics can: 

  • Visit Book an Appointment, click “In-Class Instruction Session,” and select and complete the appropriate form to request a session. Request form options include “Writing skills,” “Learning and studying skills,” “Research skills,” “Data skills,” “Researchers and authors,” “Archives & Special Collections,” and “Media Skills.” Should none of the form options be suitable, instructors can manually complete a request by completing and submitting the “Can’t find what you’re looking for?” form at the bottom of the page. 

The library is committed to ensuring that members of our user community with disabilities have equal access to our services and resources and that their dignity and independence is always respected. If you encounter a barrier and/or need an alternate format, please fill out our Library Print and Multimedia Alternate-Format Request Form. Contact us if you’d like to provide feedback: lib.a11y@uoguelph.ca