Instructional Support

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C|M|LAW & CSU  Instructional Support Services


Obtain a CALI password. Offers (1) Interactive electonic lessons. Professors set up a Lessonlink to see students' results, (2) Lawdibles - 10 minute audio recordings, explaining difficult concepts, (3) Classcaster - podcasting and blogging platform, (4) ELangdell and Legal Education Commons - sites for sharing teaching materials, and more.

Course Evaluations: 

The College of Law's Administrative Office sends course evaluations to the Law Library at the end of each semester.  We bind these evaluations and keep them on reserve for 5 years for law student review.  Older evaluations are shelved in the library's stacks.  (CONTACT: Amy Burchfield 687-6885)

Course Materials Web Pages / TWEN/ Blackboard :

Library staff will assist you in setting up, maintaining, and adding items to Course Materials web pages for any classes you teach. Course Materials web pages are password-protected resource pages for individual classes which remain available throughout the semester in which the course is taught. Library staff will assist you in updating the Course Materials pages; you are not able to make changes directly yourself. Your page can contain items such as syllabi, assignments, readings, relevant web links, CALI lessons, PowerPoint presentations, podcasts, videos and more.

For TWEN pages hosted on Westlaw, library staff can assist you in setting up, maintaining, and adding items to your page. Unlike Course Materials Web pages, you have the option of adding items yourself to your TWEN pages.(CONTACT: Amy Burchfield 687-6885 or Jon Elias 687-2483)

Course Reserves:

You may place course related items on reserve in the Library. Course reserve materials may come from the Law Library collection, personal collections of the law faculty (which will be returned at the end of the semester), items from other libraries (the lending library's due date may not allow for a full-semester use) or photocopies of cases, articles, or chapters of larger items. Print items will be held on reserve for students at the Library’s Information Services Desk.  Electronic items will be linked from your Course Materials webpage.  The Law Library complies with the Copyright Law when photocopying items. Beth Farrell will contact each law professor before the semester begins to get a list of items to be put on course reserve.  Print course reserve materials are taken off reserve at the end of the semester and returned to the library shelves and/or to the law faculty member’s mailbox. (CONTACT:   Information Services 687-2250)

Courtroom View Network :

Courtroom View Network offers MP3s of cases from casesbooks, and live courtroom video.

Educational Technology:

Reference Librarians can help you with PowerPoint, Web 2.0 and other educational technologies.  We also provide student group instructional sessions in the use of PowerPoint, Refworks and other educational software. (CONTACT: Laura Ray 687-6880)

Past Exams:

The College of Law's Administrative Office sends law exams to the Law Library at the end of each semester. With the faculty member’s permission, we place these exams online , accessible only to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law faculty, staff, and students. We also bind the exams and put them on reserve for 10 years for law student review. Older exams are shelved in the library's stacks. If you do not wish to have your exams placed on reserve you must let the College of Law's Administrative Office know. (CONTACT: Amy Burchfield 687-6885)

Research Guides:

Research Librarians can tailor a course specific research guide for you to use on your own course page or as a handout for your class.  (CONTACT: Amy Burchfield 687-6885)

Recording Lectures:

Assistance with in-house and CSU Instructional Media Services recording of course materials, as well as posting of media files to course pages. Options include podcast, screencast, vodcast (video), and MediaSite.(CONTACT: C|M|LAW IT 687-7555.  Podcasts: Sue Altmeyer 687-4894)

Research Lectures : 

We can work with you to develop research lecture and/or assignment. CONTACT: Amy Burchfield 687-6885.  To arrange a lecture by a LexisNexis or Westlaw rep, contact the rep directly or contact  Laura Ray 687-6880

Training Labs:

Adjacent to the main Library PC Lab, we have 2 Training Labs to facilitate your class electronic instructional needs. Each Lab is equipped with 15 workstations and a data projector. Please note that Training Labs cannot be reserved during Reading and Exam Weeks. (CONTACT: Laura Ray 687-6880)

CSU Center for Teaching Excellence

Promotes and encourages "a culture of excellence in teaching and learning at Cleveland State University" by providing workshops, consultation services, classroom equipment, and specialized software and equipment (eg, for scanning and digitizing). Also provides links to CSU's Center for eLearning, teaching tips, and copyright resources.


Also see the Research and Circulation Services page for more services provided by the research librarians.

Revised, aeb 7/2014