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How to request a new course or changes to a Canvas course enrolment

Any new Canvas courses or changes to the existing enrolment of students into a Canvas course must be submitted by downloading and completing this form.

What you need to do:

  1. Complete this form: Enter your name, course name, academic term and other relevant information.
  2. Be sure to specify if this is a NEW course, or a change to the students who will be enrolled in an EXISTING course.
  3. Tick the box beside all the student cohorts you wish to be enrolled on your course.
  4. Email completed form to LTHelp@gsa.ac.uk.

Learning Technology will contact you when your Canvas course is ready.

Please contact LTHelp@gsa.ac.uk with any questions.

Download Link: Canvas Course Request.xlsx

Library Services Student Survey 2020: Help Us & Win

Our 2020 Library Services Student Survey is now live!

Your feedback helps us to plan and improve our services and facilities. If you would like to give us your GSA email address at the end of the survey you’ll to be entered into our prize draw for your choice of either £100 Paint & Mortar vouchers or £100 National Book Tokens. We don’t connect this email address to your other answers so they remain anonymous and we delete all the email addresses as soon as the prize draw is complete.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YourGSALibrary

Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design

Drop in and browse through the Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design. It is a collection of five hundred designs beginning with the advent of mechanical reproduction all the way through to the contemporary designs of today. In this extensive collection you will find everything from the Gutenberg Bible, Bauhaus, Andy Warhol, maps of the New York Subway to album covers and commissioned posters.

To view this amazing resource just speak to a member of staff at the front desk.

Learning Technology Tea Breaks Semester 1 19/20

Glasgow School of Art Library are running Learning Technology Tea Breaks on a Thursday and Fridaythrough Semester 1 in the Library. They are short classes that focus on a specific topic each week. They happen on a Thursday evening at 5.30pm and a Friday afternoon at 3.30pm. All classes take place in the Quiet Study Space, upstairs in the Library.

Semester 1 Tea Breaks

17th/18th October – Using Microsoft Word for dissertations
24th/25th October – Referencing
31st/1st Oct/Nov – Library Essentials for PHD and Post Grad students
7th/8th November – Scanning
14th/15th November – Editing Images in Photoshop

28th/29th November – Creating a Photozine using InDesign
5th/6th December – Webtastic, a look at portfolio websites
12th/13th December – Repeat Patterns in Adobe Illustrator

New Archives Catalogue

The Glasgow School of Art’s Archives and Collections are delighted to announce the launch of a new online catalogue for our holdings, see: http://www.gsa.ac.uk/archives

We’ve recently migrated to a new system for our collections management activities and for our online catalogue which allows uses to search and browse our catalogue in more ways, including by collection title, image thumbnail, name, subject, place or date range. The new system will also allow Archives and Collections staff to better track additional information about the collections, such as locations and conservation information, so there’s lots of improvements going on behind the scenes too! You can find out about more new features by checking out our blog post here: https://gsaarchives.net/2019/06/announcing-a-new-online-catalogue-for-gsas-archives-and-collections/.

We really hope you enjoy using our new catalogue. If you need any help using the catalogue, or if you’re interested in finding our more about our holdings and how they can support learning, teaching and research, or if you’d like to make an appointment to view material in person, please contact us by emailing archives@gsa.ac.uk

Happy browsing!

Technology T-Breaks

Technology T-Breaks are drop in sessions being held in the library that cover various aspects of Learning Technology.

 

The sessions will cover portfolio websites, printing a photo zine in InDesign, creating patterns from scanned images in Adobe Illustrator and also preparing photoshop files for screen printing.

 

The sessions will take place at 5.30pm on a Thursday and 3.30pm on a Friday.

 

7+8 February: Webtastic: portfolio website tips

14+15 February: Photozine: make a simple booklet in InDesign

21+22 February: Tracing using Illustrator: how to vectorise scanned images

28 February + 1 March: Photoshop for Screen printing: How to prepare an image for screen printing

 

Just come along to the Jessie Wylie Newbery room on Floor Two of the Library at 5.30pm on a Thursday or 3.30pm on a Friday.

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