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Library Resources in Brightspace: Get Started!

What is Live Help?

Live Help is an online chat-based reference service being provided by Novanet libraries. Live Help is designed to respond to brief questions that can be answered quickly and effectively using online resources.

Live Help's Hours of Operation.

Live Help


This guide is intended to support faculty and staff working and teaching in Brightspace. NSCC Libraries offer a wide variety of information resources and services that embed easily and seamlessly into the Brightspace environment:

  • Permalinks to books and ebooks from the Novanet Catalogue
  • Embedded videos from our Streaming Video collections
  • Entire Subject Guides or single pages or content boxes
  • Permalinks to articles from periodical databases
  • Widgets such as search boxes and the Live Help virtual reference chat widget


For technical assistance embedding library resources into Brightspace, please contact:

Leigh Gagnier, Electronic Services Librarian
Phone: 902-719-6049

For help searching for and evluating library resources, please contact your Campus Library. You can also search all Library Staff in our Staff Directory.


 Library Assignments –tips for faculty.
George Brown College. (n.d.).

Creating Effective Library Assignments: A Guide for Instructors.
By University of New Brunswick Libraries. (n.d.).

Building Students' Research Skills Through Online Learning.
University of Toronto instructor Shafique Virani discusses how he worked collaboratively with Liaison Librarians and course staff to build engaging learning modules that were targeted to grow and develop student research skills.

Why integrate Library Resources into Online Courses?

NSCC Libraries provides access to resources that are:

  • high quality, current authoritative content that supports curriculum.
  • electronic resources in multiple formats – Streaming video, electronic journals, ebooks.
  • copyright compliant – licensed access to library resources for NSCC faculty, staff & students.
  • equally accessible - all students have access to the same services and resources

Using Library Resources in your Online Courses promotes:

  • research skills – Provides opportunities for  students to learn and apply research skills.
  • lifelong learning – Libraries are key partners in communities in promoting learning & literacy; by encouraging students to use and feel comfortable with library resources at NSCC, we provide students with tools and willingness to use public libraries and engage with community learning resources outside of school.