The UC Merced Library offers an independent Library Tour on mobile devices to introduce Writing 1 and Writing 10 students to the library.
Students can check out an iPad Mini at the 2nd floor Library Services Desk. They can also use their own mobile device to access the Tour by using either the Tour QR code, or the Tour URL, which is http://EdventureBuilder.com/UCMerced/ucmercedlibrarytour.
There is a paper tour available at the 2nd floor Services Desk in case of technology issues.
A follow-up survey assignment is available online for students (6 questions including a validation code students will receive at the end of the tour).
Why the Tour?
Librarians have implemented library instruction via a tour for incoming Writing students because
For more details about tour content, visit the tour directly or access the overview document below.
Since students identify their instructor and Writing course / section when they log in to take the Library Tour survey assignment, you have access to their assignment results.
To retrieve the results, please follow these instructions.
Note: Since students need to demonstrate their understanding of Library services and spaces in order to complete the Tour, the survey assignment asks them to reflect on what they learned. Completion of each question will result in full credit.