Moodle: Using the LSU Libraries Research Guides

The LSU Libraries Research Guides tool allows users to access the LSU Libraries Research Guides home page directly from the Moodle course page. These guides organize resources for teaching and research by subject area, guide type, and LSU Libraries group (Main, Special Collections, and Vet Med). Users can also search the full list of subject area librarians, each of whom is the "owner" of research guides in their specific areas. There are also links to make appointments with these librarians or ask questions about various resources on the page.

To Add the LSU Libraries Research Guides Tool:

  1. Log in to Moodle and select a course.
  2. In the course section where you would like to add a Cengage resource or activity, click Create learning activity.
    Create learning activity button

  3. Choose External Tool.
    Selecting the External Tool from the activity chooser.

  4. Fill in the activity name field and use the Preconfigured tool dropdown to select LSU Libraries Research Guides.
    External tool settings with Activity Name highlighted and LSU Libraries Research Guides selected

  5. For this external tool it is recommended to include instructional language for your students. Click "Show more..." to see this option. You can include instructional language in the activity description and then check to Display description on course page.
    Instructional language in activity discription

  6. For help with other external tool settings, see Activities & Resources: Add an External Tool. You likely will not need to apply any other settings, since this is not a graded item.


FTC Info for Moodle

Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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