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Course Guides

Online Course Guides

The Swisher Library offers course guides to support academic programs at Jacksonville University. These guides provide students with a central location to access library-owned and authoritative resources specific to a subject or course, while helping students develop information literacy and research skills.  

Your guide can be course or assignment-specific. Faculty are encouraged to request a course-specific or assignment guide which can be directly embedded in the Blackboard course menu for easy access from on or off-campus. 


To discuss creating a guide for a specific course, please fill out this form.

Course Guide Creation Policy

  • Guides are not a replacement to Blackboard. Guide content is limited to library-owned resources and free or open-access material deemed appropriate by the Library. Guides can be linked in Blackboard. For assistance with Blackboard, please contact Academic Technology
  • Specific course guides take a minimum of two weeks to create.
  • Additions or changes to guides should be submitted via email to our systems department. Additions or changes will take a minimum of one week to implement.
  • Course guides will be evaluated each semester for reliability.
  • The Swisher Library reserves the right to edit subject and course guides as needed.