CONNECT - COLLABORATE - CREATE
Located within the Roger Williams University Main Library, the Learning Commons is an active, collaborative environment that integrates resources, services and expertise offered by several academic and central service departments in a single location. The Learning Commons is home to the University Libraries, Center for Academic Development, Department of Instructional Design and the Media Services Department. It also incorporates on-site integrated technology services and support for faculty and students.
Set up a research consultation with a librarian. They can help you discover the best resources for your research assignment and save you time!
Writing, math, science and foreign language tutoring is available in the Center for Academic Development on the 2nd floor of the main library.
SAS provides academic accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Located on the second floor of the Main Library, the contact information is 401-254-3841.
Call the ID Team at 401-254-3187 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for help in using Bridges, Elluminate, Panopto, and other academic technologies.
Staff members at central service desks on the first floor provide on-site and online guidance and assistance with information access, library loans (http://library.rwu.edu/lib/library-info) , technology assistance (http://library.rwu.edu/lib/learning-commons/media-tech) – all in a one-stop environment.
The Department of Instructional Design is part of Academic Affairs. Our primary focus is to provide faculty development and support for instructional technologies in order to enhance the teaching and learning at the University.
The Media Services Department is responsive to the new technologies in educational media and communications. Ease of use, access, and integration of these technologies in support of instruction are our primary responsibilities. We also recognize audiovisual materials and technologies as a source of learning and research, and to seek to expand our services according to user needs and demands.
Tutorial Support Services (TSS), a component of the Center for Academic Development, provides free peer and faculty tutoring for all RWU students. TSS is located on the 2nd floor of the Library. Students can walk in and see a peer tutor; it is advisable for students to make an appointment to see a faculty tutor.
The Media.Tech Services Desk assists faculty, students, and staff members. Services are provided over the phone, through email, live chat and to walk-in customers.
The Roger Williams University Library is the institution’s academic and intellectual center, proactively contributing to teaching, learning, and research in order to prepare the learner, support the scholar, and foster discovery and lifelong learning for all students, faculty, and staff.