UTSA Libraries Support for Virtual Teaching and Learning

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Instruction online

Librarians are available to work with you to provide library instruction:

  • Zoom lectures
  • Recorded screencasts
  • Research guides with quizzes
  • Blackboard hours or Q&A's
  • or anything else that would work with your class! Please contact your librarian directly:

Adding Librarian to Blackboard

Librarians can be added to your Blackboard course content to help provide content, host office hours, or to co-lead a discussion board on research or topic development.  

  • Open your Blackboard course to the course management page
  • Click on Users and Groups
  • Click on Users
  • Click on Enroll New User
  • Add the librarian by their abc123 


UTSA Libraries have a variety of tutorials on basic research skills, topic building, and citation help. These tutorials can be linked directly to your class emails and Blackboard. They each have a final assessment that can be sent to the professor.  

Resources with Temporary Free Access

Many publishers and technology companies are providing expanded, free access to their collections and products during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please keep in mind that access to many of these resources will be temporary and the library cannot guarantee how long they will be available.You may see crossover on these lists.

Open Educational Resources

If you teach a lab and are looking for online simulations, OASIS, linked below, is one tool for finding them.

  • Use the search box below.
  • Select your discipline and "interactive simulations" from the results page.

You can also browse open educational resources by discipline using our OER at UTSA or OER Course Matches guide.


Research Procedures and Lab Concepts in Library Databases 

UTSA Resources