Harry Potter Trivia Event

September 20, 2016
SoE and SLIS students are invited to join us on Friday, September 30th from 5-7 pm for a special Harry Potter Trivia event hosted by the CCBC and MERIT. Watch for news posted here about event registration starting on September 23. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCQSaFO3N_o[/embed]
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Help and Resources for Migrating to Canvas

September 8, 2016
Summer 2016, MERIT staff are working closely with UW Madison campus partners to prepare for the adoption of Unizen along with Canvas, a new learning management system. Both Moodle and Desire2Learn remain on campus up until Summer 2018 to allow for a gradual approach to migrating course sites. See the UW Madison Canvas information page for up to date information, a migration timeline, Canvas workshops and help resources. Advantage to Canvas include: A clean, intuitive interface Integrated peer review functionality SpeedGrader (instructors can view, annotate, comment on, and grade submissions without downloading and re-uploading files) Course website design flexibility Easily create and update online content Intuitive assignment and grading options Group collaboration workspace Easy to integrate external learning applications Integrated Media Recorder (to easily include audio or video comments to personal messages, assignments, course discussions, and even graded work) Online rubric functionality to aid in learning assessment Ability to map student participation to learning outcomes Simpler to use on portable devices (smartphones, tablets) In-person demonstrations and training sessions offered Fall 2016: Hands-on Canvas demonstrations and training sessions are now available on campus.  Please ...
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Come See What’s New!

September 6, 2016
Welcome back!  We've got a few new things for you to see and experience in MERIT Library! First, we are sporting brand-new carpeting!  You will see our gray and red herringbone flooring upon your first step into the library.  We've spiffed up some signage and the bulletin boards as well.  We hope you like it! Second, we have a new combined service desk.  In the space that used to have the old circulation desk, you will find a new desk with a new configuration that combines all your help needs.  The circulation staff remains, and is now joined by the library reference staff and the IT help desk staff. We hope this new arrangement will be easier for our patrons to navigate. Third, we have a new collaboration table that has a large flat-screen monitor.  The table is located on the South wall of the open library area. Fourth, we still have print services and our microwave/café area, they have just swapped locations!  Both are adjacent to the atrium.  The print station is on the North side with adjacency to the service desk.  The ...
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MERIT Support for Teaching and Learning

August 21, 2016
MERIT provides a searchable service catalog that captures a range of services to support teaching and learning across the School of Education.  Services include instructional design and education technology consulting, Help Desk, IT and library services, collection development, equipment for check out, teaching lab spaces, course related instruction, drop in workshops, library reserves, graphic design, media and classroom support, and the SoE Knowledge Base. We recognize the broad and diverse needs across the SoE and work closely with faculty and staff to meet those needs.   We help identify key partners in the SoE, such as Education, Outreach and Partnerships, WCER, and other campus groups - including DoIT Academic Technology and the Division for Continuing Studies. Please contact Catherine Stephens to learn more about MERIT services and tools available for teaching and learning.  Catherine can help identify tools that best match course goals and objectives, provide help as you adopt and learn new tools, and help you connect with other MERIT, SoE, and campus partners. We look forward to working with you.
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Requests for Fall Semester Reserves due by August 17th

July 30, 2016
SoE Faculty, TAs, and Instructional Staff: Please note that reserves requests for the Fall Semester are due at MERIT Library by August 17th, 2016 in order to be available at the start of the semester. EReserves appear online as part of a web resource called "Library Course Pages".  Within the MyUW portal, students will find EReserves, along with library resources posted by library instruction staff.  "Library course pages" are intended to be collaborative between faculty and library staff, and serve as a web vehicle to post both EReserves and library instruction resources online. Contact Jim Jonas with questions about posting library instruction resources for students. Keep the following in mind when submitting Reserves requests: -- Provide complete citations for items being placed on electronic reserves.  We need the author & title of the book/journal, copyright date and copyright holder.  For books, you can simply scan or photocopy the title page and (usually) the back of the title page, which gives the copyright information.  If you need assistance in identifying the citation for these materials, please ask MERIT Library reference staff for assistance. -- If you would ...
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Library Closed Aug 12-19

July 19, 2016
Please pardon our dust as MERIT Library has a little work done!  We are very excited to share that MERIT Library will be getting new carpeting, and the circulation desk that has been in place since the dawn of time will be replaced as well!  To complete the project, Room 350 and 350a will undergo a minor abatement project prior to the carpet change. The Library will be open during the majority of the construction, but will be closed August 12-19. All other areas of MERIT will be open. See the digital signage in Teacher Education, Education, and Lathrop for construction updates!
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