Library Resources for Online Classes: Embed Librarian in Moodle

Embedding a Librarian into Your Moodle Course

What a librarian can do you in your class:

  • Answer research/library related questions in a discussion forum
  • Create resource pages, tutorials and quizzes for your class.
  • Collaborate with you to find out the best resources to assist your students.


Follow these steps to embed a librarian:

  1. Go to the "Subject Specialists" here list to find your subject librarian.
  2. From your Moodle course's homepage, find "Administration" on the left-hand side of the page.
  3. Select "Users."
  4. Select the "Enroll users" button on the right-hand side of the page. A small pop-up window displays.
  5. In the "Assign roles" pull-down menu, select "Librarian."
  6. At the bottom of the pop-up window, enter the librarian's name or email address and then hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
  7. The librarian's name displays in the pop-up window. Select the Enroll button next to his/her name.
  8. Select the Finish enrolling users" button at the bottom of the pop-up window.
  9. The librarian's name displays under the "Enrolled" users list. 

If you want to embed a librarian into to your course, contact that librarian to discuss what the role of the librarian will entail . The librarian will then monitor Moodle to see what questions students may have.