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Information about University Libraries resources for instructional use in the classroom, online courses, and Blackboard

Benefits of Embedding a Librarian in Your Blackboard Course

Embedding a librarian in your Blackboard course is a great way to provide more consistent and personalized assistance for your students. An embedded librarian is especially useful for online classes that involve a research component. Including a librarian in Blackboard can also extend students' access to research assistance after an information literacy instruction session. Librarians can be active in the course to the extent the faculty member prefers.

To find the librarian best suited for your course, see the Directory of Subject Librarians.  

Embedding a Librarian in a Blackboard Course

To add a librarian to your Blackboard course, you'll need to assign them the role of Embedded Librarian.

  • Log in to Blackboard and select the course you want to embed the librarian in.
  • Under the section header “Course Management” on the left-hand navigation menu, click on Users and Groups, then Users.
  • Under the header “Users,” click on Find Users to Enroll. A new window will appear that says "Add Enrollments" at the top.

 If you have the librarian's WSU ID:

  • Type the librarian’s WSU ID, which is the username, in the search box. DO NOT click the "Browse" button.
  • Use the drop-down box labeled “Role” to select Embedded Librarian. Click on Submit
  • The librarian will show up in the class roster with the role of Embedded Librarian.

If you do not have the librarian's WSU ID:

  • Click the Browse button next to the field for entering username.
  • A pop-up window will appear. Use the drop-down search menu to select search by first name, last name, or email.
  • Once you've found the librarian you would like to add, click the checkbox next to their name and then click on Submit at the bottom of the pop-up window.
  • The librarian's WSU ID should now be displayed in the username field.
  • Use the drop-down box labeled “Role” to select Embedded Librarian. Click on Submit
  • The librarian will show up in the class roster with the role of Embedded Librarian.

Step by step instructions with screenshots are provided in the box below

Embedding a Librarian in a Blackboard Course

To add a librarian to your Blackboard course, you'll need to assign them the role of Embedded Librarian.

Log in to Blackboard and select the course you want to embed the librarian in. 

Under the section header “Course Management” on the left-hand navigation menu, click on Users and Groups, then Users.

select users and groups from the navigation menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

select users on navigation menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under the header “Users,” click on Find Users to Enroll. A new window will appear that says "Add Enrollments" at the top.

click on find users to enroll above the search bar

 

If you have the librarian's WSU ID:

Type the librarian’s WSU ID, which is the username, in the search box. DO NOT click the "Browse" button.

Enter WSU ID in username field

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use the drop-down box labeled “Role” to select Embedded Librarian. Click on Submit

select embedded librarian from drop-down menu and click submit button

The librarian will show up in the class roster with the role of Embedded Librarian.

 

If you do not have the librarian's WSU ID:

Click the Browse button next to the field for entering username.

select browse button to search

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A pop-up window will appear. Use the drop-down search menu to select search by first name, last name, or email.

select search method option from drop-down menu

Once you've found the librarian you would like to add, click the checkbox next to their name and then click on Submit at the bottom of the pop-up window.

select user and click select button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The librarian's WSU ID should now be displayed in the username field. Use the drop-down box labeled “Role” to select Embedded Librarian. Click on Submit at the bottom.

select embedded librarian from drop-down menu and then select button

The librarian will show up in the class roster with the role of Embedded Librarian.

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