Library+ TeacherEducation 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.
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.
Integrating information literacy into your course
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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!
Support for teachersSpecialised help on the available library facilities and services for teachers at Maastricht University.
Education related news & events
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.
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.
With this audience response tool, UM Library supports teachers and students with the facilitation of live voting during presentations, classroom sessions and tutorial groups.
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!
Survey about the reuse of digital (open) learning material to gain more insight into the extent to which and the manner in which they are reused.
As of this academic year, all UM teachers can let up to 800 students take a digital exam in MECC Maastricht. UM Library provides professionalisation activities for teachers such as an online module in Canvas and face-to-face training. Check out our new vlog to find out all about this.
Contact & Support
For questions or information, use the web form right to contact a subject specialist.
Contact an Education Support specialist