Library Research Tutorials and Course Reserves Online: Right at Home in ANGEL Learning Object Repositories

Lisa A. Forrest, Hamilton College
Meghan Pereira, Buffalo State College


Buffalo State College is a forerunner in utilizing features of the ANGEL course management system to enhance teaching and learning. The system allows for easy sharing of resources, such as tutorials and course reserve materials, through Learning Object Repositories. E. H. Butler Library has combined forces with Buffalo State’s Instructional Resources (IR) to provide a basic research skills tutorial to the entire campus. This Foundations of Research tutorial, which includes gradable interactive activities, is made available through an ANGEL repository, which allows faculty to directly import the information to their courses. The library also uses an ANGEL repository to provide reserve materials through a convenient Course Reserves Online service, which has proven to increase resource usage and ease of delivery to students.