Center for Teaching and Learning
Fast Track and Summon: How instructors can use these tools to scaffold student learning
Instructors may think of students as being “tech-savvy,” but they also worry that students aren’t “research-savvy.” To increase the research skills of students, the University Libraries created Fast Track, a guide that can be used flexibly by instructors and students to identify and evaluate sources and research tools.
Included in the Fast Track guide are instructions for Summon, the Libraries new powerful discovery tool that searches across many research databases and the University Libraries catalog to retrieve quality research materials. Summon’s interface is very much like using a Google search box.
This workshop introduces instructors to Fast Track and Summon; participants will discuss integrating these tools within their courses, and more specifically see how they can use them in their classes to assist students in finding sources for their research assignments.
Facilitator: Amy Fyn