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Credo InfoLit Modules Help

instructions, best practices, and deep links for the Credo InfoLit Modules

Overview

 

"The InfoLit Course Modules are Credo’s answer to the growing need for libraries to conduct formalized, standards-driven Information Literacy instruction both in-person and online. Created by librarians and educators, instructional modules include videos, tutorials, online activities, course notes, guides and promotion materials." - Credo

Using the Modules

Recommended for online courses (ADA compliant), flipped-classrooms (enabling modern learners), or First Year Experience (foundational skills), these modules can be taught as a complete set -- the modules are in chronological order, following the steps in the research process -- or taught individually. 

Each module includes an Instructor Guide that covers:

  • learning objectives
  • standards addressed (including the AAC&U rubric used by UHMC for CASLO assessment)
  • discussion topics
  • activity ideas

Introduction to the Modules

In addition to pre- and post-assessment tests, there are a total of six modules:

  1. Getting Started With Research
  2. Sources of Information
  3. Searching for Information 
  4. Evaluating Information
  5. Presenting Research and Data
  6. Citations and Academic Integrity


Each module includes:

  • interactive tutorials
  • videos
  • quizzes

Please ask your librarian if you would like deep or embed links to a specific resource within a module

Getting Started

Begin by familiarizing yourself with the entire course of modules, by accessing it here: http://bit.ly/credomodules (a shortened persistent link good for embedding in Laulima, posting to social media, email, SMS, etc.).

Or, you can access the modules any time you click on this logo: 

Decide how you want to teach or present the modules. Provide students with a link to the complete course (see persistent link above) or deep links to specific sections within a Module. For a full list of deep links, click here.

Ask a librarian for help customizing the modules for your class or course. 

Review the Instructor Guides for the modules you are interested in teaching, by clicking on the corresponding links below:

  1. Getting Started With Research - Instructor Guide
  2. Sources of Information - Instructor Guide
  3. Searching for Information - Instructor Guide 
  4. Evaluating Information - Instructor Guide
  5. Presenting Research and Data - Instructor Guide
  6. Citations and Academic Integrity - Instructor Guide

 

Pre-Test and Post-Test Assessment

You will see the Pre-Test and Post-Test in the modules.

Our user studies indicate that many students found the Pre-Test and Post-Test components of the Credo InfoLit Modules "interesting" and "helpful."  

On the tests, students are asked to provide their name, course, and instructor information so that instructors can evaluate student progress if they choose to.

Please ask your librarian for your student, class, or course test data.  

ADA Compliance 

Screenreaders and Closed Captions: Every effort has been made to make the Credo InfoLit Modules as compliant as possible to the ADA Section 508 accessibility standards. A "VPAT" (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) is available for the modules. From screenreader video transcripts to closed captions, there is something for every learner.