Instructional Support

Instructional Support Services

Course Materials Web Pages / TWEN Course Pages

There are generally two types of online course pages used by C|M|LAW Faculty: course materials pages hosted on the library's website and TWEN pages on Westlaw. Course pages on the library's website 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 with updates to the page; you are not able to add items yourself. Your course page can contain items such as syllabi, assignments, readings, relevant web links, CALI lessons, PowerPoint presentations, podcasts, videos, and more. 

For TWEN course pages hosted on Westlaw, library staff can assist you in setting up, maintaining, and adding items to your page, or you may manage the page completely by yourself. Access to TWEN pages is linked to your Westlaw Account and can only be accessed by librarians if you list them as "administrators" in your class (CONTACT: us at research.servicesnull@law.csuohio.nulledu). 

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. 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)


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; and (4) ELangdell and Legal Education Commons - sites for sharing teaching materials, and more.

Recording Lectures

We can offer 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 audio-only, screencast, and Panopto video. (CONTACT: C|M|LAW IT at 687-7555 or information.technologynull@law.csuohio.nulledu).

Research Lectures, Guides, and exercises

Our Research Librarians can present research lectures for your class. We discuss general and subject-specific legal research strategies and resources, highlighting both print and electronic resources, effective and efficient use of Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, Westlaw Edge, OhioLINK research databases, and searching the internet. We can tailor a course specific research guide for you to use on your own course page or as a handout for your class. We can also work with you to develop research assignments (CONTACT: research.servicesnull@law.csuohio.nulledu).

Past Exams

With the faculty member’s permission, we place these exams online, accessible only to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law faculty, staff, and students. If we receive print exams, we put them on reserve for 10 years for 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: Jon Elias 687-2483).

CSU Center for Teaching Excellence

Promotes and encourages a culture of excellence in teaching and learning at Cleveland State University. Resources include Copyright materials and Improving Classroom Instruction Workshops. See also the CSU Center for eLearning, which provides specialized Faculty services.

See also the Research and Circulation Services page for more services provided by the research librarians.


Revised BF 9/20/19

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