By: Courtney Sveda, Training Specialist.

Welcome back! In mid-January, we’re getting back into the groove of waking up early and, depending on where you live, wishing for a snow day. With students’ return to school, it’s the perfect time to learn (or review) how they can take advantage of your school’s digital library website.

We invite you to join us for our live Student User Experience webcast on Monday, Jan. 22 at 3:30 PM ET. The information covered during this session will be invaluable when helping students navigate your OverDrive site. During the webcast, we’ll highlight the many ways students can browse for titles, including the new curriculum tab. We’ll also show you how easy it is to begin enjoying titles by demonstrating the Read-in-browser format (and why we think it’s the best option for students!).

Benefits of digital in the classroom

One benefit of students using digital titles in the classroom is that it allows them to take copious notes without turning it into a hodge-podge of different colored highlighter and writing in the margins. We’ll cover all the annotation features your students can take advantage of, including notes, highlights, and bookmarks. These features, along with the ability to export from the student’s account, make the school digital library the perfect companion for class assignments.

Your tech-savvy students will love experiencing both classic and new stories on their personal devices, and after attending this webcast, you’ll feel confident to help them all get started. This 30-minute webcast is the perfect way to jump in and will also include live-chat with a member of the OverDrive team—so bring your questions! By the end of our session, you’ll have earned an “A” in the Student User Experience.

Extra Credit: Have you recently joined a shared digital collection? Is a shared digital collection membership something your school is considering? Register for a live, shared digital collection training and information session. This 30-minute webcast will cover the three steps to shared collection success – authentication and content, training, and marketing –  and include 10 minutes at the end for answering your questions via chat.

Register for all upcoming webcasts on the Resource Center > K-12 > Staff Training.