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Library Tutorials for New ODU Students

This guide contains information about tutorials for new ODU students and how they can access them.

About the Tutorial: An Introduction to Using the ODU Libraries

This interactive tutorial is designed to introduce new students to the resources and services provided by the ODU Libraries. The tutorial takes 20-30 minutes to complete.

The goals of the tutorials are for students to:

  • Identify ways of getting research help from the ODU Libraries
  • Identify library services that can be used on and off-campus to assist students with their research and studies
  • Become familiar with library spaces and how to use services available within those spaces

This tutorial can be accessed via a Blackboard Organization (see below), or can be added to your course in Blackboard. If you would like to give students a grade for completion, they can complete a 2 question reflection survey after completing the survey that can be emailed to you with the student name in the subject line. Please contact Lucy Wittkower,, if you would like to receive notification when your students have completed the tutorial reflection.

How to Access

To access this tutorial students need to self-enroll in the Blackboard Organization titled ODU Libraries' Tutorials for First Year Students using this link: