Library, Information, and Technology Services

ella Upgrade vs. Acrobatics

Jun 15, 2010 by Leigh Mantle

 Announcing a Brand New Look for ella!

 
Flickr: The Commons

LITS is pleased to announce an upgrade to ella, Mount Holyoke College's learning management system, a set of tools for teaching, learning, and sharing all sorts of information.  All of your sites should continue to work as you expect. You will notice
that ella looks slightly different including easy to read tabs at the
top for navigation. The "More" menu has been replaced with "My
Active Sites
" which opens a page listing all of your sites. We've
also added a couple of new tools and we'll be posting more information about them later.  If you have questions, please Ask a Librarian!


A special note to faculty:
Fall courses should be available beginning June 15th and automatic enrollment
of students has started.  For any questions or help with your new course sites, please contact
your liaison or send email to: ris-d@mtholyoke.edu.

Photo Credit: Flickr: The Commons



Jorge knows how to Demystify the Library!

Mar 02, 2010 by Chrissa Godbout

  Jorge knows a lot about library resources, but he doesn’t know it all! 
That’s why the librarians offer workshops that let Jorge (and you)
“demystify” the library.  Attend one (or all!) of these one-hour
sessions and walk away able to do research or organize your work better
and faster than you could before.   The library has so much to offer,
educate yourself on how to take full advantage of the tools
available.  

Visit www.mtholyoke.edu/go/demystify to sign up, or just show up!

Library Research at Mount Holyoke: An Introduction
Friday, March 5th 9:30-10:30 a.m., Williston Library 418

Learn
how to find books, films, and course print reserves using the Five
College Library Catalog.  Find out how to uncover articles using one of
Mt. Holyoke’s research databases, and how to find the full text of an
article online or in the library’s print collection.


Bibliographies and Research Organization with REFWORKS
Tuesday, March 9th 4-5p.m., Dwight 202

Tired
of spending hours looking up how to format bibliography entries?  Have
a hard time keeping all your references for big research projects
organized?  Refworks could be your answer!  Refworks is an online tool
that allows you to keep all your references organized, accessible, and
best of all, it can automatically create bibliographies in almost any
citation style.  Come learn how to import references from websites,
databases, and the library catalog, then quickly and easily create
formatted bibliographies with this great tool.

ella: Beyond Course Sites
Thursday, March 11th 4:30-5:30 p.m., Dwight 201
You
can use ella to access course materials, but do you know how to use
ella store files, create a personalized profile, organize notes, and
customize your course display? Come learn how to take advantage of
everything ella has to offer.


Science Research at Mount Holyoke: An Introduction
Wednesday, March 3rd 4:30-5:30 p.m., Dwight 201

This
session will introduce you to resources you will need to do work in the
sciences at Mount Holyoke College. We will begin by discussing how
scientific information is disseminated, and there will be hands-on
practice at finding background information, secondary literature, and
primary literature on scientific topics. We will use Web of Science, a
great place to begin for research in all of the sciences.


ella Drop-In Sessions for MHC Faculty

Jan 20, 2010 by Leigh Mantle

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Mount Holyoke College Faculty Drop-in to the MEWS!

A special invitation to Mount Holyoke College faculty to stop by the MEWS (Mediated Educational Work Space) in Dwight Hall during the following dates/time to consult with LITS Liaisons about ella (learning management system) and prepare for the spring semester:


Thursday, January 21st at 10am-noon

Monday, January 25th at 2:30-4:30pm

LITS Liaisons are also available for one-on-one appointments, or check out the ella quickstart guides for tips on ella course-building, including how to copy materials from last semester!



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ella Drop-In Sessions for MHC Faculty

Aug 18, 2009 by Leigh Mantle


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Mount Holyoke College Faculty Drop-in to the MEWS!

A special invitation to Mount Holyoke College faculty to stop by the MEWS (Mediated Educational Work Space) in Dwight Hall during the following dates/time to consult with LITS Liaisons about ella (learning management system) and prepare for the fall semester:


Tuesday, August 25th at 10am-12 noon

Wednesday, August 26th at 2-4pm

Wednesday, September 2nd at 2-4pm

Thursday, September 3rd at 10am-12 noon

LITS Liaisons are also available for one-on-one appointments, or check out the ella quickstart guides for tips on ella course-building, including how to copy materials from last semester!


ella Fall 2009 Course Sites Available

Jun 05, 2009 by Leigh Mantle

Special for Mount Holyoke College Faculty

LITS is pleased to announce that the Fall 2009 course sites have been added to ella and student rosters are being updated regularly based on data from the student information system.  The course sites have been created early this year in response to faculty who expressed interest in having them available earlier in the summer.  Please remember that LITS Liaisons are available to faculty for consultation in preparing courses.  Best of luck with your fall planning!    


Help Us Improve ella and Win an iPod Shuffle!

Apr 03, 2009 by Leigh Mantle

ipod shuffleStudents, faculty members and staff: 

Take the ella survey!

Tell us how you use ella, what you like, what needs improvement, and new features you'd like to see.

Your answers will help us improve our support and inform Sakai developers about what you need to make ella more useful for you.

Students enter our lottery for a chance to win an iPod shuffle or a Rao's coffee mug.  At the end of the survey you will have the option of entering a drawing for one of 3 iPod shuffles or a Rao's coffee mug!