University Library

Online Teaching

Online Teaching

Services for Faculty Teaching Online Courses

The librarians provide a number of services and resources for faculty involved in teaching online classes. They can assist faculty with developing research assignments, identifying resources for their classes, and helping students in their classes with their research.

Library Assistance for Students in Canvas Courses

A librarian liaison has been assigned to each academic program at Xavier. See for instructions to add a librarian to your Canvas course. Faculty can add their librarian liaison to their Canvas courses as teaching assistants, and as a teaching assistants, librarians can:

Faculty and students can contact librarians for research assistance from off-campus in a number of ways.

Identifying Library Materials for Online Classes

The library provides access to thousands of electronic resources, including electronic books, journals, and streaming media. Librarians work with faculty to identify existing library resources and acquiring new resources for online classes. More information about ordering materials.

All the library's electronic resources are available via the library's homepage. Faculty and students can use Search@XU, a service that provides a single search engine to find books, articles, videos, and more. It searches many of the library's databases, as well as the XPLORE and OhioLINK library catalogs.

Borrowing Materials

The library's Resource Sharing Group will provide library print materials and media via UPS to students enrolled in online classes at Xavier. Students must live 30 or more miles from campus and must not be attending any classes on campus in the current term.

Copyright Standards and Guidelines for Teaching Online

This copyright guide explains the standards for using different types of materials in an online format. The site is organized by material type to better explain the usage standards for each.

For additional copyright questions and assistance please complete the Copyright Help Request Form.


If there are textbooks or other books that you are requiring every student use for the class, your resource for those materials is through the bookstore. If there are smaller portions of a work that you are requiring students to read that is not readily available to the students your librarian liaison can help with exploring options to make the content available through your Canvas course.

Technical Support

Information Technologies provides technical support to all Xavier students and faculty, including those in online learning environments. For more information, please visit the Technology Services website.