The Library Services widget is included as a default for each course homepage. The widget allows students to chat with library and student computing support staff at the Access & Instruction Desk, get answers from our knowledgebase, browse through library research guides, access library quick links, and contact library staff for additional assistance.
to view the Student Library Services
available with this widget.
Research Guides offer starting points for your research, such as what databases to search for the journal articles that you need for your paper, what reference sources to use to find background information for your topic, etc.
Step 1: Create a new widget (or box) for the homepage
Step 2: Create a new homepage (this step is only required if you are using the default homepage. If another homepage has been activated, select the desired homepage and follow steps 5-8 and click on your course homepage to see the changes you have made.
TLT has created a number of self-paced video tutorials on how to use OAKS. Each tool has been broken up into 5-10 minute videos. To access these video and text-based tutorials visit the OAKS Support blog!
If you need assistance using OAKS, please contact your Instructional Technologist for assistance!
Adding a librarian to an OAKS course provides an easy way for students to contact a librarian associated with the course and for the librarian to take part in class OAKS discussions and to add news items.
If a librarian has not been assigned to your class, please use this form to request a librarian to assist in the research aspect(s) of your OAKS course. Once a librarian has been assigned, please follow the steps below to add the librarian to your course.
Questions? Email Elena Rodriguez, Instruction Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OAKS Tutorials for Students (v10.3)
OAKS is the College of Charleston's e-learning portal. It has been upgraded to version 10.3 in May 2014. The Library has created a OAKS 10.3 Student Tutorials Playlist, which provides a single point of access to all the new tutorials. Please feel free to share or embed these tutorials or our playlist in your classes. The tutorials are captioned and fully accessible for your students.
Playlist Embed URL:
Playlist Embed iframe Code:
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gzmEcMLjXBU?list=PLPMd8f8re-v51C0jQ4Nd9wgErUsW79mQp" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Individual Tutorials Individual tutorials are also available on the Library YouTube Channel
The OAKS Overview for Students – Logging in and Course Navigation (v10.3) tutorial contains instructions for logging in to OAKS, a navigation overview, and a brief description of the tools featured in the OAKS version 10.3 upgrade. Topics covered include My Home, My Course pages, and Navigation Bar tools. Information on where to find additional student tutorials on how to use OAKS and resources/contact information for finding assistance when experiencing difficulties with OAKS is also included.
Subsequent tutorials in this playlist include detailed instructions for using the various features and tools in OAKS.