Information for Faculty

Teaching Support

Library Instruction

Librarians are available to teach research sessions customized for your students and course(s), during or outside of class hours. Schedule an appointment with a librarian and let us know when you'd like us to speak with your students.

Research Guides

Assigning a research project for your students? Request a Research Guide tailored to an assignment or subject area.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Ginn staff are committed to working with Fletcher faculty to support the diversification of syllabi and research. Incorporating diverse perspectives and non-Western concepts and traditions in course materials and class discussions can broaden your students' understanding of your course subject. Visit the Diversifying Course Materials Research Guide for a list of resources to get you started, or Ask a Librarian for more information. 

Course Materials

You can request that the library order books for your course. See the Course Readings page for more information.

You may also want to learn about policies related to library reserves, including Fair Use.​

Video

Browse the Tufts Libraries film collection and stream videos via Canvas for your students to watch.

Research Support

Research Assistance

Consult a librarian about your research interests and project. Ginn library staff can help with locating and accessing information (articles, data, etc.) and verifying elusive citations. For more information on our research support services, contact us.

Copyright Guidelines for Canvas

Learn about copyright management, fair use, and open source publishing on the Tufts libraries' Scholarly Communications page.

Data Management

Consult with Tufts data experts on data management planning and storage.

Managing Citations

There are multiple citation tools you can use.

Collections and Borrowing

Book Scanning

Need a book chapter or article in pdf for your own research? Let us know what you need and we will scan articles or chapters for you.

Using Other Libraries

Fletcher faculty can access and borrow directly from many libraries in the greater Boston area.

Requesting Books

Request to borrow materials from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.

Recommend a book, journal, or other resource for Ginn to purchase to add to our collection.

Teaching with Technology

Tufts Educational Technology Services (ETS) supports faculty with using technology resources in and outside of classes. ETS offers assistance with course design and incorporating technology tools. See their Keeping Teaching website for online instruction tips and how-tos. ETS also offers tech support for these tools:

  • Canvas provides a space for faculty to share readings, post assignments, and engage students.
  • Zoom is used for meetings, remote and hybrid classes, virtual office hours and virtual events.
    • For remote and hybrid classes, set up your Zoom links via Canvas.
    • Always sign into Zoom with your Tufts credentials before joining a meeting or event.
    • Tufts IT Guide for Zoom
  • Qualtrics is a web-based tool for creating and conducting online surveys, similar to SurveyMonkey or Google Forms.
  • Lecture capture tools (e.g. Kaltura and Echo 360) let you record your classes and upload them to Canvas.
  • WordPress allows you to create simple websites—ideal for blogs, portfolios, and projects. WordPress is similar to Drupal, Google Sites, Medium, or Squarespace.

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CELT) is a good resource for faculty creating new course content, or enhancing existing content. In addition to hosting workshops, affinity groups, and consultations, CELT has helpful resources on how to create an inclusive learning environment.

myFletcher

myFletcher serves as Fletcher’s intranet: a hub of information for Fletcher students, faculty and staff, including the school-wide calendar of events, as well as office hours scheduling for faculty, staff, and teaching assistants. 

Tech Resources at Tufts

General Tech Help

The Tufts Technology Services (TTS) Service Desk is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

  • Call 617-627-3376 for immediate assistance.
  • Email it@tufts.edu for non-urgent matters.

Classroom & Event Setup

Software

  • Microsoft Office 365 is a suite of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and email software that is available free to Tufts students, faculty, and staff.
  • Tufts Virtual Private Network (VPN) is used off campus to connect your computer to the Tufts network, create a secure browsing experience and provide more seamless access to Tufts systems, such as library databases.  
  • Box is a cloud storage resource available to Tufts community members. Collaborate with colleagues with or without Tufts credentials.
  • AccessTufts is a gateway to a suite of websites that provides information about Tufts and includes links to University resources and services.