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Research Resources Toolkit: Home



The Research Resources Toolkit is now part of UAB's Canvas Commons.


What is Canvas Commons?

Canvas Commons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources. Canvas Commons allows Canvas users to share learning resources with other users as well as import learning resources into a Canvas course. Instructors can share and import modules, quizzes, pages, assignments, templates, and entire courses. Learning resources shared with Commons can be shared to your personal repository or to UAB as a whole. If shared to your personal repository, only you can access the content. Content cannot be shared outside of UAB Canvas Commons.


Accessing the Canvas Commons

Canvas Commons is available on the Canvas Global Navigation page for those who can create course content. If you have a role in a Canvas Course as an instructor, TA, designer, or Canvas Administrator you will be able to access Canvas Commons from the Canvas Global Navigation Menu with the Canvas Commons icon.

Previewing/Importing content in the Creative Commons 

Student Success and First- Year Experience Librarian

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Victoria Dawkins
Mervyn H. Sterne Library
917 13th St S
Birmingham, AL

Departments Using the Toolkit

Take a look at some of the departments using the toolkit! 

- Art and Art History

- English 

- Nursing 

- Psychology 

- Western Civilization 

- World History to 16000

- Department of Health Services Administration

- Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology

- Microbiology

- Biology

- Immunology 

- Food and Nutrition 

- University Academic Success Center

- Forensic Science 


UAB Libraries is excited to introduce the CAS Research Sources and Skills Toolkit. Victoria Dawkins, First-Year Experience Librarian, has created this toolkit as another way for students to receive research instruction. Portions of the toolkit can be embedded in a course, used as a flipped classroom exercise prior to library instruction, or your students can take the entire course for a “certificate” of completion.

Registration Link 

Training Workshops

Title:  UAB Libraries: The Research Resources Toolkit and How It Could Add Value to Your Course

Summary: This session will discuss the Toolkit’s learning objectives, how faculty can effectively use this resource in their course and how information literacy modules, such as the toolkit’s, contributes to student success. The toolkit familiarizes students with the online catalog, searching various databases, search strategies, creating and utilizing keywords, citing sources, as well as a variety of other research tactics. Even if you are not teaching an undergraduate course, you could use portions of this toolkit as a brush-up on general research before students attend a more in-depth, subject-specific library session.  The toolkit is composed of 7 independent modules that include quizzes that can be auto-graded into your Canvas grade book, Jeopardy! with research-related questions and answers and module-focused notes and voice-overs all created by UAB Libraries. 

When: Spring 2020

Where: CTL 

Who: Victoria Dawkins, the librarian who created the toolkit will be teaching this session 

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