Cañada College Library Newsletter

Springing Forward Edition

The Cañada College Library Presents: Mocktails!

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Join the Library for button and magnet making, refreshing spring drinks (non-alcoholic), and delicious treats in front of the Library on Wednesday, March 22nd from 12pm to 2pm.

Event sponsored by The Center for Student Life and Leadership Development Vending Commission.

Women's History Month

You can read anything on the internet, but much of it is not true or it's biased to uphold the political views of the author or organization. To help students evaluate what the credibility of what they are reading, librarians Cynthia McCarthy and Chris Burns have put together a a guide to show students what to look for in news articles and on websites.

Find the library's "Fake News vs. Real News" guide here.

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Films on Demand Mini-Seminar for Faculty

What: Mini-Seminar on using "Films on Demand" streaming videos in your classes or as a assigned homework.
When: Monday March 20, 2017, Session is repeated on Tuesday March 21, 2017
Where: Building 9, Canada Library, Information Literacy Center
Time: 12:15pm a 20-30 minute session This presentation is repeated on Tuesday.

Films on Demand is an extensive collection of high quality educational films from top sources such as the BBC, ABC NEWS, Films for Humanities and Sciences, Frontline, National Geographic, NOVA, Scientific American Frontiers, and many others. Any of the 45,000+ film titles currently in this database can be streamed from anywhere on campus, or remotely.

On campus, this collection includes public performance rights, so films can be used by student clubs and organizations for events.

Stream an entire film, or choose just one of the approximately 250,000 shorter segments from these full length films. Or individually specify a custom film segment or string together custom segments into a playlist. During the seminar, we will review how to:

  • Search the Films on Demand Database
  • Create personal accounts within Films on Demand to store your playlists
  • Create playlists (organized by course and /or themes within a course)
  • Specify and create a customized length segment from one of the videos
  • View & review an instance of an instructor produced custom uploaded video

Films on Demand's persistent URL links can be embedded in CMS, your webpage, email, blog, syllabus, and handouts. Streaming videos can be used in class. For a flipped class assign your students a full length video.

Check out our online guide for more information!
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From the Archives: Student Newspaper May 1st, 1970

Can you imagine if there was no traffic light by the entrance to the college? In 1970 that was the case! This made coming to class a potentially dangerous situation.
Fortunately a traffic light was eventually installed and getting to class is a lot safer now than in 1970.
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