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Faculty Services

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 or Canvas. 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 and Canvas. For assistance with Blackboard, please contact Academic Technology. For assistance with Canvas, please contact the Nathan M. Bisk Center for Professional Studies.
  • Specific course guides take a minimum of one week to create.
  • Additions or changes to guides should be submitted to your subject liaison or the systems librarian. 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.