MERLOT’s Personal Collection feature allows you to establish a customized set of your favorite MERLOT resources for use by you and your students. Subcollections may be created for individual courses or topic areas such as Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, etc. These Personal Collections can be edited and annotated whenever desired and serve as a most convenient way to keep track of the learning materials that you use in your teaching/learning endeavors.
A Department Collection of MERLOT resources is a set of Personal Collections that has been created specifically for your department by one or more of your department faculty. This set of resources may be accessed by all department faculty and each faculty member may annotate and/or add resources to the collection through a single membership login via a department’s MERLOT identity.
The advantages of a departmental collection:
- allows department faculty to easily locate high-quality resources that are relevant to the courses that they are teaching
- encourages departmental use of high-quality, interactive resources
- department faculty can add relevant MERLOT resources and annotations concerning their use to the collection; these resources and annotations are then available to all department faculty, thus forming a sense of shared purpose and collaboration
- provides adjunct faculty, in particular, with a department-generated set of relevant resources and a potential sense of ownership in the collection
How to Create a Personal Collection
How to Create a Department Collection
Featured Personal Collection
The featured Personal Collection, Liberal Arts Math, is an example of an annotated collection of resources.
Featured Department Collection
The featured Department Collection, Physics, is an example of an annotated collection of resources.