Jump-start your teaching

  1. Are you brand new to the College? Make sure your MHC account is ready to roll.

  2. You can place books, ebooks, videos and more on reserve for your students. Even better, if you put a book into my.mtholyoke as a required text, we’ll purchase it and put it on reserve automatically.

  3. Get inspired by teaching collaborations between librarians and your faculty colleagues.

  4. Contact your LITS liaison to collaborate on assignment design, information literacy instruction, technology instruction and using sources beyond those you provide to your students.

  5. Get started with Moodle to deliver course materials such as your syllabus, non-book readings and video ereserves, as well as for quizzes, assignments and more.

  6. Find out what your classroom’s layout and technology look like ahead of time in the space reservation system. Standard software is available on classroom and lab computers.

  7. Bring in guest speakers to your class using videoconferencing.

  8. Teach with us. Class sessions at Archives and Special Collections can range from surveys of faculty-selected collection material to sessions in which our staff provide guided explorations. Bring your class in for one session or schedule several visits for in-depth investigations of archives, manuscripts, maps, rare books and more.

  9. Language faculty member? We have an entire Language Resource Center dedicated to language and culture pedagogy and teaching.

  10. Our partners in the Teaching and Learning Initiative and AccessAbility Services provide robust services and programming to support your teaching.

  11. Are you teaching a first-year seminar? We can work with you to ensure that these incoming students have an opportunity to learn foundational research skills. Contact your LITS liaison.