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Forsyth Library Tutorials

Use these videos, tutorials, and other tools to learn how about Forsyth Library, how to use Forsyth Library's resources and services, and tips for research, writing, and citing.

Tutorials to Learn About Forsyth Library

Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian is a research help service to help find, use, and cite library resources. This video discusses:

  • Ways to contact Forsyth Library
  • Types of questions Forsyth Library can help with
  • Research help hours

Ask A Librarian Tutorial Video Screenshot

Forsyth Library Building Tour

This video provides a brief tour of Forsyth Library and Learning Commons, including:

  • Main Level
  • Lower Level
  • Upper Level

Forsyth Library Building Tour Screenshot

Collections Overview

This video introduces Forsyth Library's resources including:

  • Library databases and electronic resources
  • Print resources
  • Special collections
  • Government publications

Software Assistance

This video provides an overview of the Software Assistance at Forsyth Library and Learning Commons, including:

  • Software help
  • Locating software video tutorials
  • Software available on library computers
  • Software available for FHSU students

Online Student Support

This video describes the various library services and resources available to FHSU Online students through the library website:

  • Ask a Librarian Research Help
  • Online Resources and Borrowing Physical Materials via ILL
  • Writing Assistance with Smart Thinking
  • Software Assistance 

Why Forsyth Library Resources?

This video discusses why searching with library database is more effective than searching the internet, covering the following topics:

  • What are scholarly sources and/or peer-reviewed articles?
  • Advantages of using library databases instead of searching the internet

Transfer Student Guide

This guide is designed for transfer students to learn more about:

  • Library Services
  • Finding Information via Forsyth Library
  • FHSU Campus Resources
  • Hays Community Resources
  • Research, Technology, and Writing Help

Library Vocabulary

Use this guide to find definitions of unfamiliar library and university terms to help you navigate research assignments and library resources.

Embedding and Integrating Tutorials into Blackboard

How to Embed This Tutorial in Blackboard:

  1. Visit the VidGrid link provided in the table above
  2. Select and copy (Ctrl+C) all of the Embed Code text listed in the video description on VidGrid
  3. In Blackboard, create and name an Item (or any other Blackboard tool that includes the standard Text Editor) 
  4. Click the HTML button at the bottom right of the Tool Buttons to open the HTML editor 
  5. Paste (Ctrl+V) the embed code within the HTML window and click Update and Submit

How to Add Library Tutorial Playlist (SCORM) into Blackboard:

  1. Open your course in Blackboard and find where you’d like to put it. From the "Build Content" Dropdown, choose “Content Package (SCORM)".
  2. From the "Attach File" area, select "Browse Content Collection".
  3. From the "Browse" tab's dropdown arrow, select “Library Content". Select the “Forsyth Library Tutorials” folder.
  4. Select the checkbox next to the desired tutorial playlist .zip file and click "Submit"
  5. Choose "Submit" again (this step takes a while to load the next screen).
  6. Add a title and description. Under "SCORM Availability" select the following settings:
    1. Make SCORM Available: YES
    2. Number of Attempts: Allow unlimited attempts
    3. Track Number of Views: YES
  7. Under "Grading" select your desired options (NOTE: You must select grading options now, you won’t be able to change the grading items after importing the SCORM object into your course. We suggest the default settings, but descriptions are below.)
    1. No Grading - You could pair the library tutorials with an additional Blackboard item such as a Discussion Question, Quiz, or other assignment. This means that Bb does not add an individual line item in to your gradebook for SCORM.
    2. SCORM Score - Marks the SCORM as a full or partial score in the gradebook based on the progress the student made in advancing through the SCORM
    3. SCORM Completion - Marks the SCORM as a checkmark in your gradebook once the student selects the last item in the SCORM
    4. SCORM Satisfaction - Not enabled
  8. The SCORM should now appear as an item in your course. By default the SCORM opens up as a pop-up window. However, for a better student experience, click the small grey arrow to the right of the SCORM title in your Learning Module and select "Edit".
  9. Scroll down to the "Advanced Options" section of the screen and select "Yes". Click the second menu item "Launch Behavior" and under SCO Launch Type, select "Frameset" from the dropdown menu. Click "Submit"