Library+ Teacher

Education support for teachers @UM

Resources for your courses

Find and offer as many resources as you want and develop your students into domain experts and well-trained information seekers.

Borrowing from the library

Borrowing from the library

How to borrow books, journals and other items from the library
library collections


Library collections
Copyright Info Point

Copyright Information Point

The Maastricht University Library compiled the Copyright Information Point to inform and advice UM students, teachers and researchers about copyright issues.


Our collection of Dictionaries


About e-books
Ordering literature

Ordering literature

UM staff and students can make suggestions for ordering books for the library collection. UM teachers can order titels for the Learning and Resource
Reference List

Reference List

Course coordinators can store all literature related to a course on one place: Reference List. Every course coordinator has access to this University Library

Facilities for education

Are you teaching or planning exams in the University Library in the upcoming period? In that case, we offer facilities and services for your education.

Computer facilities in the library

Computer facilities in the library

You can make use of the computer facilities in the library or bring you own devices. There are multi function printers at your disposal.
Hours & Locations

Hours & Locations

Library crowd trackers and overview of library locations and opening hours.
Reserving rooms

Reserving rooms

Overview of the rooms that can be reserved by teachers and/or students
Software in the library

Software in the library

Students can use software provided by the library at all study places equipped with a computer in both University Library locations.
Storage capacity for students

Storage capacity for students

All students of Maastricht University have a personal drive to their disposal: the I:drive
Student Desktop Anywhere - SDA

Student Desktop Anywhere – SDA

Student Desktop Anywhere provides Maastricht University students with access to all student desktop facilities.
teaching in the library

Teaching in the University Library

Are you teaching in the University Library computer rooms in the upcoming period? In that case there are a number of things you need

WiFi: Wireless Network Maastricht University

A secured wireless network connection to the Maastricht University network and the internet. (Link opens in ICTS website)

Integrating information literacy into your course

We support teachers in learning students how to become information literate. Students learn to define research questions, where and how to search for information, how to evaluate and manage that information and create new information that builds upon that.

Information Skills Support

The library organises workshops, has made some online tutorials and instructional videos. Tutorials, video’s and additional information can be found on the Skills & Support page.

Blended PBL Support

In addition to hosting the digital learning environment (EleUM), the Library also supports teachers in using Blended teaching methods and other activating pedagogies, with the PBL-philosophy at its core. We facilitate teachers with a variety of online tools, such as (peer) feedback and audience response tools, to embed in both face-to-face and online activities.

Audience response tool

By using an audience response tool (ART), teaching staff can engage the audience in an interactive way with the learning activities. UM holds a license for Wooclap.

Organise digital assessment

EleUM offers functionality to create tests and surveys. In addition, as from the academic year 2019-2010 faculties can make use of digital assessment in the MECC for their courses, making use of TestVision.

Build a course or organisation in EleUM

Students enter course-related content and tools in the digital learning environment via the Student Portal. Teaching and support staff work in the back-end or learning management system (currently Blackboard).

Peer feedback and assessment

In EleUM you can make use of two tools to either have students review their peers’ work or evaluate the group member contribution to collaborative group work.

Discussion boards

Online discussions provide unique benefits. Because students can take time to ponder before they post ideas, you may see more thoughtful conversations play out. But you can also extend your office hours and reach students more often during the week so that learning is continuous.

Concept mapping tools

Concept-mapping and mind-mapping tools are being used by both students and teachers to support note taking, brainstorming in the tutorial group meetings or structuring writing activities.

Plagiarism detection

Check the originality of a student’s paper by making use of SafeAssign; the plagiarism detection tool, connected to submitting assignments in the digital learning environment.

Video in your course - VideUM

Visit VideUM for UM video services and more information about implementing video for a second watch or specific didactic scenarios.

Interactive video and documents

Do you want to actively engage your students in the subject matter after they leave the Problem Based Learning (PBL) session? FeedbackFruits modules could facilitate this for your course!

Virtual classroom

Facilitate group sessions on a distance.

Support for teachers

Specialised help on the available library facilities and services for teachers at Maastricht University.

Copyright information point

Everything about copyright for teachers.

Writing Studio

The main goal of the Writing Studio is to support students and help them reflect on their thinking, searching and writing process.

Data Search Support

Turn to our data search specialists when help is needed in searching for data.

Peer Point

At Peer Point, your students can get help from a fellow student.

Library Workshops & Courses

We offer all sorts of workshops & courses in the field of information skills.

Thesis SupportAll

In addition, we offer the online Thesis SupportAll for bachelor and master students who are in the process of writing their thesis.

Education related news & events

Open Education: do not reinvent the wheel, get inspired

Open Education: do not reinvent the wheel, get inspired

Open Education is part of Open Science, as became clear during the Open Science event last Friday, 25 October. Leo Köhler (FHML) presented the TOOL2-project and Costas Papadopoulos (FASoS) showed us the DARIAH Teach Platform.

FeedbackFruits for interaction and peer feedback

FeedbackFruits for interaction and peer feedback

After successful piloting several FeedbackFruits tools, we invite you to explore how you can make use of these tools in various didactic scenarios in which interaction is central.

Wooclap for promoting interaction and live voting!

Wooclap for promoting interaction and live voting!

With this audience response tool, UM Library supports teachers and students with the facilitation of live voting during presentations, classroom sessions and tutorial groups.

Maastricht University adopts Canvas from August 2020

Maastricht University adopts Canvas from August 2020

As off 1 August 2020, the learning management system (LMS) Canvas will be used at UM. We aim to take you along the journey towards this change and inform you about all there is to know!


Contact & Support

For questions or information, use the web form right to contact a subject specialist.

Contact an Education Support specialist

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