About working with the Learning Resource Requests page

What resources should I enter through PERA?

All learning resources of the subject:

  • Resources produced in-house: modules, audiovisuals, etc. (All you will find in the Learning Resources Catalog - http://recursosaprenentatge.aula.uoc.edu/en/-)
  • External resources: articles, book chapters, URLs, etc.
  • Manual books (you can request them as an external resource)
  • Software (you can request them as an external resource)

Note: the only resources that should not be entered by PERA are the Recommended Bibliography and books for studies, which will continue to enter through the Acquisitions form (http://biblioteca.uoc.edu/en/services/acquisitions)

Where does the information of the Learning Resource Requests page comes from?

The Learning Resource Requests page (PERA) takes the information from GAT both to identify those responsible for the subjects and to interpret the programming (semiannualization, curriculum, identity relationship). Therefore, it is necessary that the information in this program is consistent and true.

One of the most critical information that PERA takes from GAT is identity. If a subject is not marked as identical in GAT, it will not be presented as identical to PERA.
 

How do you get to the Learning Resource Requests page?

There are various ways:

  • F6 
  • Campus home page >> Links module
  • UOC Library website
  • Intrauoc (Shared applications >> Library >> Learning resources >> Learning Resource Requests)
  • URL: https://gpra.uoc.edu/quadrecomandament

Log in using your Campus username and password.

How do I see my different roles on the Learning Resource Requests page?

If you have more than one role at the UOC, you can use your different profiles on the Learning Resource Requests page.

This video (https://www.screencast.com/t/PKs160I3J) explains how to change profile, which is important because it can mean different permissions.

What is a draft request?

A request that is in draft status is one that has not yet been sent to the Library. The Library will not receive or deal with your drafts.

You can create any type of request in draft status. Then, once the coordinating professor says the request should be made, it must be sent to the Library.

Draft requests allow coordinating professors time to think about the resources they want for a course. This way, when they reach the point of having decided upon their course design, they can have all the requests they need to send to the Library prepared and ready.

How do I search for a course on the Learning Resource Requests page?

This video (https://www.screencast.com/t/0h4FNNvFb) explains step by step how to conduct searches and use filters.

How do I make requests for identical courses?

This video (https://www.screencast.com/t/eADgEefP) explains step by step how to make a request for two identical courses and how to do so in separation.

How can I work with existing resources at PERA?

In the following diagram (https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1dhg5P0cGA_r_EqUvW9DSUds4TuyZlw19VC0nGsUsP3E/edit?usp=sharing) we tell you what possibilities PERA offers to work with: 

  • Resources of the same subject

              - of the immediately previous semester with teaching
              - of semesters that are not the immediately previous

  • Resources of other subjects

What is an Express renewal?

The Express renewal is a shortcut for coordinating professors who want to renew all the resources used in the previous semester.

This video (https://www.screencast.com/t/FEDc4w9VNbLG) explains step by step how to do an Express renewal.

How can I remove an old resource?

If you have any resources that you want to stop using, you need to enter a request on the Learning Resource Requests page.

If you want to stop using one of the resources you used in past semesters, see what to do in his video (https://www.screencast.com/t/xWwKCIfe).

Although classrooms allow you to hide resources, this option does not remove them, so students will still be able to see them in the other places where they can view resources, for example in My learning resources or the course plan.

The only way to completely remove a resource is via the Learning Resource Requests page.

How do I make a request for a resource we are producing in-house?

This video (https://www.screencast.com/t/UTN7fQE0) explains step by step how to request a resource to be produced in-house.

Resources produced in-house, ie by the UOC, involve commissions, for example a commission to write a text module, or a commission for the UOC to make a recording.

How do I make a request for an external resource?

This video (https://www.screencast.com/t/SKa635K42zHk) explains step by step how to request an external resource.

External resources are those held by third parties; the UOC obtains these resources (through purchases or rights management) so that you can use them in your classrooms.

How can I reuse resources across different courses?

This video (https://www.screencast.com/t/czOOpxSv5xJ) explains step by step how to reuse resources (external or produced in-house) across different courses.

Reusing resources means taking advantage of a learning resource (external or produced in-house) that is already being used in another course by using it your course, too.

How do I request a translation of a resource produced in-house?

This video (https://www.screencast.com/t/5lluam3pTn) explains step by step how to request a translation of a resource produced in-house, which could be from another course or from your own course.

How do I request an errata sheet for a resource produced in-house?

This video (https://www.screencast.com/t/eysGz6sxssF) explains step by step how to request an errata sheet for a resource produced in-house.

How do I request a revision or update of a resource produced in-house?

This video (https://www.screencast.com/t/ppd68dTw) explains step by step how to request a revision or update of a resource produced in-house, which could be from the same course or from another course.

How can I make a correction to an external resource?

This video (https://www.screencast.com/t/NHv8X4snHTi) explains step by step how you can make (minor) corrections to external resources that you have already made part of your course.