The Library currently offers several options for instruction in Information Literacy and research skills (click on links below for more information/examples of each option):
Faculty interested in this asynchronous content are encouraged to reach out to us at email@example.com to determine which options are best for your classes and to discuss potential future collaborations to support your students.
The Research Toolkit is a stand-alone Canvas shell comprised of 7 individual modules, each designed to support essential learning outcomes related to the research process – everything from coming up with a research topic, to using Library databases to find relevant sources, to citing your sources correctly in MLA/APA style (see attachment for module-by-module breakdown). All of the modules within the Toolkit are asynchronous lessons composed of readings, videos, interactive activities, and quizzes.
Students and instructors can easily self-enroll in the Research Toolkit from the Library website. While the order that the modules appear in is intentional, we encourage instructors to mix-and-match the modules however they see fit – you can assign as many (or as little) of them to your students as you like, and in any order that you think makes the most sense. Students will have the option to receive a “completion email” at the end of each module that they can email to you as proof of their work.
If the Library’s Research Toolkit sounds like something you might be interested in, please take a look at the PDF below for details about each module and how to assign them to your students. We’re confident that our Research Toolkit will help guide them through the research process and improve their research and information literacy skills.
The Online Library Workshop is interactive, asynchronous, and available for all sections of English 101! This workshop was designed to support learning outcomes for English 101 students and provide additional support under AB-705.
The Workshop is a stand-alone Canvas shell that your students can easily self-enroll in. It is no longer embedded in English 101 Canvas shells, or connected to your gradebook. When your students complete the Workshop, the Library will reach out to you and let you know.
If you'd like to use the Online Library Workshop in your English 101 section, here's how:
English 101 instructors with questions about this Workshop can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.