A Way to Reach All of Your Students: The Course Management System

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Due to a shortage of librarians to teach classes coupled with a growing student body, librarians at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) decided to explore alternative means to deliver instruction. Their charge was to supplement traditional classroom instruction by utilizing ETSU's course management system (Desire2Learn, D2L) to inform students about resources and search techniques. They created a D2L module consisting of short films and documents about the library that faculty could add to their course sites. This paper outlines the process of selecting topics, creating materials for the module, and promoting the module to faculty.