Course Design Services

Course Design Support

Course Design Services

Welcome Faculty & Graduate Students

Western Libraries and the Learning Commons offer services that support credit instruction efforts across campus in the following areas to our facutly and graduate students at Western Washington University.

Course Reserves: Western Libraries provides course reserves services to all current faculty, students, and staff. Reserves are electronic and physical materials needed for coursework, and may include library- and instructor-owned texts, articles, videos, audio recordings, and other relevant resources that support classroom instruction. Learn more about the course reserves process here.

Add Library Resources to Your Canvas Course: This page contains inforamtion on how to embed Western Libraries' content in your course. The Western Libraries' Learning Technologist is available to assit, and there are tutorials for faculty. 

Self-Paced Online Tutorials (SPOT): As the name implies, SPOT is a structured series of self-paced tutorials that support research and writing. Faculty can incorporate into their courses through Canvas. Learn more with the Instructor Toolkit.

Citations & Plagiarism: Western Libraries offers Citation Clinics (every 8th week of the Quarter), and citation guides and instructional resources about plagiarism.

Integrated Academic Literacies Workshop Series: Offered through the Learning Commons and co-sponsored by the Research-Writing Studio and Writing Instruction Support- this quarterly workshop series is offered to faculty teaching WWU writing courses (Those designated as Writing Proficiency or GUR Communication Block C). Writing course faculty may choose one or more of the following workshops for their students and should plan to participate in the sessions: Getting Started, Finding & Using Sources, and Revising & Editing. Learn more here.