- 500+ online courses on just about anything ranging from cake decorating to accounting & bookkeeping
- Accredited CEUs for professional development
- Self-paced, easy-to-use, 24/7 access - learn anything, anytime and anywhere
- Supports assessments for the serious student or a view only version for the casual learner
- Supports languages: English
Universal Class for Libraries is now available through WVDeli/Libby. Log in with your Ohio County Public Library card number and PIN to start learning! When you access Universal Class through WVDeli, you will have access to all of the classes available.
Transparent Language Online offers the most comprehensive language-learning solution for libraries. With this flexible program, you can quickly and easily learn new languages using our wide variety of courses and activities.
- Over 100 Languages (and Growing!): From Afrikaans to Zulu, the number of languages available is constantly growing.
- Flexible Learning Path: Follow our plan or blaze your own trail. We give you a starting point, but you choose what you’d like to learn.
- Speaking Practice: Transparent Language’s proprietary EveryVoice™ technology speech-enables classic learning activities like Multiple Choice and Pronunciation Practice, allowing you to compare your pronunciation to that of a native speaker.
The first time you use Transparent Language, you will need to provide your library card number and create an account. You can do so by selecting the "Sign Up" tab on the homepage or from the Transpapapp (for iPhones: App Store | for Android phones: Google Play). Registration to Transparent Language requires an email address and an Ohio County Public Library card.
Craftsy: Instruction in the creative arts
Craftsy is an online resource with over 1,400 in-depth instructional video classes for all creative makers, where you can find everything you need – from basic instruction to advanced techniques. It’s a community of enthusiastic makers, from quilters and sewers, to cake decorators and painters, wanting to create beautiful things and express their creativity. Each class includes downloadable class materials to support the video and users have access to thousands of written articles, projects, and tips!
Craftsy classes are now available through WVDeli. Log in with your Ohio County Public Library card number and PIN to start learning! When you access Craftsy through WVDeli, you will have access to all of the classes available for one week. Each weekly access pass counts as one checkout of your ten allotted checkouts through WVDeli.
The Great Courses: University-Level Classes online
With hundreds of videos on subjects ranging from photography to physics, astronomy to art, history to health, and more, The Great Courses Library Collection has courses on how to do it, how to learn it, or how it happened, taught by the top 1% of university professors and experts from the Ivy League and other renowned schools and institutions.
The Great Courses classes are now also available through WVDeli/Libby. Log in with your Ohio County Public Library card number and PIN to start learning! When you access The Great Courses through WVDeli/Libby, you will have access to all of the classes available for one week. Each weekly access counts as one checkout of your ten allotted checkouts through WVDeli/Libby.
➤ Get a one-week pass to The Great Courses classes through WVDeli/Libby
➤ View our Getting Started with WVDeli page
Some of The Great Courses classes are now also available through Hoopla. Audio-only courses count as one check out on Hoopla. However, each episode of a video course counts as one checkout. OCPL patrons are allowed 10 Hoopla checkouts per month.
ArtistWorks for Libraries provides patrons with world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals. ArtistWorks for Libraries offers users everything they need for musical and artistic instruction, from introduction to advanced performance. Students now have access to this kind of instruction, regardless of reductions/eliminations of school music programs and without the high cost of private instruction.
- Beginner to advanced music instruction for the most popular string and band instruments
- Professional musicians provide instruction
- Art and voice classes also included
ArtistWorks for Libraries is now available through WVDeli/Libby. Log in with your Ohio County Public Library card number and PIN to start learning! When you access ArtistWorks through WVDeli, you will have access to all of the classes available for one month. Each monthly access counts as one checkout of your ten allotted checkouts through WVDeli/Libby.
Online Classes Available Through HooplaDigital
Hoopla BingePass is a new type of hoopla Instant borrow that gives Library patrons unlimited access to collections of streaming content for 7 days…with a single borrow. It’s a new way to explore great online content—and a lot of it!
When using this BingePass, you'll leave the Hoopla website or app and be securely logged into the partner site to browse as much content as you'd like. You’ll find your borrowed BingePass stored on your "My hoopla" tab, and you can use it to access the partner site for the length of your borrow period.
NOTE: The first time you use Hoopla, you will need to create an account. You can do so by selecting the "Get Started" button on the homepage or through the Hoopla app (for iPhones: App Store | for Android phones: Google Play). Registration to Hoopla requires an email address and an Ohio County Public Library card.
THE GREAT COURSES THROUGH HOOPLA'S BINGEPASS:
The Great Courses BingePass offers a collection of popular courses curated specifically for Libraries. The collection features more than 300 courses, with each containing numerous lectures. That means you can access thousands of learning sessions with a single hoopla Instant borrow.
The Library Collection features courses like National Geographic’s Fundamentals of Photography, Understanding Investments, Practicing Mindfulness, and so many more. The topics are diverse to meet any interest. With access to the entire collection, patrons can view a full course or bounce between lectures from various courses. It’s perfect for lifelong learners or anyone with a special interest, as the courses feature in-depth instruction from some of the world’s greatest professors.
CURIOSITY STREAM THROUGH BINGEPASS:
Watch high-quality and engaging documentaries and nonfiction series from the Curiosity Stream BingePass. Use one borrow to access an ever-growing collection of award-winning original and curated factual films, shows, and series covering science, nature, travel, history, technology, and more. Curiosity Stream's curated collections help you discover more about your favorite topics. With the Curiosity Stream BingePass, there is always something new to learn!
One Day University presents a series of video lectures recorded in real-time from some of the top minds in the United States. Given by award-winning professors and experts in their field, these recorded lectures dive deep into the worlds of religion, government, science, literature, social justice, and more.