Teaching practitioner FAQs
Frequently asked questions from FE Jisc members, answered by Jisc staff with help from ProQuest
Below is a collection of questions and answers. If you think there is anything missing, that would be a key question that librarians would have with subscribing, setting up, administrating, collaborating over or promoting the e-books for FE service then please get in touch with the FE and skills team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I find the books that are relevant to my subject?
Answer: You can find the books that are relevant to your subject by searching for your subject using the search function. From here, you can refine your results further to refine the books that are relevant to your subject. You can also browse subject areas using the browse function.
How do I find a specific book?
Answer: The best way to find a specific book is to search for it using either its ISBN or its DocID. These are unique identifiers that will enable you to locate the exact book that you are looking for. This information can be found on the relevant spreadsheet for your subject, which can be found in the subject area guide.
Can I print chapters of the book and photocopy them for my class?
Answer: Yes, our e-books can be downloaded, printed and distributed to learners in your lesson. To do this, simply locate the e-book that you wish to print, download the chapter you require, and print as usual. You can download up to 42 pages in a single PDF document; this download will save to your computer and will not expire until you delete it.
Can I add chapters to my institution’s VLE as a reading list?
Answer: Yes, you can download chapters as PDFs and save them to your institution’s VLE. Simply locate the e-book that you wish to print, download the chapter you require, and save it to your subject area on the VLE. You can download up to 42 pages in a single PDF document; this download will save to your VLE and will not expire until you delete it.
How can I use e-books for FE in my teaching?
Answer: For top tips on how to embed e-books for FE in your teaching, please see the top tips for teachers.
Do any of the e-books contain worksheets that I can print for my class?
Answer: Yes, in our collection we have many e-books that contain worksheets that you can print and distribute to your class. To locate these books, simply search for any titles that contain the word “workbook” using the search function. If you find workbooks for your subject that you would like to print, simply download the pages that you require, and print as usual.
Can I use parts of the text in Moodle/my college VLE?
Answer: Staff and students of the institution can incorporate parts of the licensed resources in all types of teaching and learning materials whether electronic or paper. This includes course packs, PowerPoint presentations, VLEs (Virtual Learning Environments), dissertations, project work, etc. The only requirement for such use is that the material is properly cited. Staff can adapt materials to meet the special needs of students – e.g. in Braille format.
Who can access the e-books?
Answer: FE organisation’s registered learners and staff in the UK; who have subscribed to e-books for FE on Jisc Collections as part of their Jisc membership.
Can more than one learner access the same e-book?
Answer: Yes, there is no limit on how many registered learners can access a single title at any given time.
I am in a HE organisation with FE registered learners, can they access the e-books?
Answer: Learners who are registered at a Further Education organisation may access the e-books and staffs and library staff responsible for these registered learners may also access the e-books. Therefore, if an HE organisation is providing an FE course on behalf of an FE organisation, the registered FE learners and staff of those learners, are allowed to access the e-books with their username and password as provided by the FE organisation.
Please note that this is only for HE organisations that are running the course on behalf of the FE organisation and where the learners are registered learners of the Further Education organisation. If this is the case, the HE organisation should contact the Further Education organisation, ask them to subscribe and then provide the registered learners and relevant staffs with a username and password.
Organisations that wish to provide access to registered learners and staffs registered at an FE organisation would need to restrict access to these users.
If in doubt please contact FE and skills team email@example.com