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Teaching Online: Local (UK) Help Resources

This guide is intended for instructors who are developing online courses.

Welcome (or something like that)


The CELT staff consults with teachers on whatever instructional issues they would like to discuss, including but not limited to course design, classroom management, student engagement, curriculum development, innovative pedagogies, inclusive teaching and learning, and so on.
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Media Depot


Located in King Science Library, the Faculty Media Depot provides media and technology support in the creation of courses.  Our drop-in services include LMS training, video studio recordings, audio and screen recordings, as well as support with the utilization of media in courses. 

There is also a Student Media Depot in Young Library, with similar services and support for students to create digital projects.

Presentation U!

Presentation U! is a state-of-the-art multimodal communication center offering tutoring for students and support services for faculty to increase oral, written, and visual communication competence both inside and outside of the classroom, as part of UK's Quality Enhancement Plan. Among other services, Presentation U! offers in-class workshops and power hour sessions on a variety of multimodal communication topics for students. Additionally, Presentation U! hosts a Faculty Fellows program that supports faculty curricular and pedagogical development regarding the integration of multimodal communication skills across the curriculum with a semester of workshops followed by a semester of implementation and mentoring.


UK Libraries

Librarians can help your students with library research. New or returning students taking online classes may need extra support.  We have a variety of existing resources to help students be successful, or we can work with you to create something specific for your course.

  • Distance Learning Library Services provides access to library materials and information resources for students taking online and hybrid courses, as well as for the faculty who teach those classes. Distance Learning students receive the same caliber of library services as on-campus students including access to print materials, Interlibrary Loan (ILL), consultations, as well as all online information available to on-campus students.
  • Research Assignments: Many students can be fearful, anxious, or confused about research assignments. This is particularly true of first year students and students returning after a long absence from coursework. We are happy to help you develop research assignments that help build information literacy skills, challenge students, and encourage critical thinking.
  • Research and Course Guides: Subject specialist librarians create research guides for nearly every discipline as well as guides tailored for specific courses. These guides provide students with tips for getting started with research as well as relevant library resources for the discipline or course. In many cases, these guides can be customized to meet the specific needs for your course.
  • Online Tools: We have developed a self-paced Online Information Literacy course, available in Canvas, and other online tutorials. Visit to find tutorials, videos, and games we created to make research easier for students. We can also create tutorials for your students!
  • Open Educational Resources: Visit for links and information about using OERs, free peer-reviewed instructional resources.  These can be a great addition to your online class!
  • Copyright:  See for UK resources to help making proper use of copyrighted material in your online course.
  • E-books:  We have a number of e-book collections available to your students.  See the E-Books @ UK Libraries guide for links and access information. Be aware that many e-books may have restrictions that allow them to be loaned to a single borrower at a time.  

Students can get library help in a number of ways, and we encourage you to use these links in your course!  AskUs is a service for anyone to contact librarians via phone, email, or chat. Students can also set up an appointment with a librarian. Students should indicate they are requesting an appointment via Zoom if in-person is not feasible. AskUs After Dark is a guide created specifically for anyone needing help when the Reference Desk is not staffed (some evening and weekend hours).

Finally, visit our Faculty Resources guide and our guide about Integrating Library Content into Canvas for more ways UK Libraries can help you!