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Information Literacy Guide for Faculty

This guide is designed to help you learn about information literacy (IL) instruction services offered by NWACC Library

About InfoLit - Core from Credo Reference

The Library provides InfoLit – Core, an online information literacy instructional module made by Credo Reference for faculty use. InfoLit – Core, also called IL-Core, delivers high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials on information literacy and critical thinking skills. The modules are ideal for supplementing and supporting your classroom instruction, online teaching, or student remediation needs.

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How InfoLit - Core Can Help You & Your Students

  • Enhance instruction with engaging multimedia
  • Embed content directly into Canvas
  • Create a foundation of critical thinking skills around information literacy
  • Provide integrated assessments & quizzes
  • Select which elements to use in your classroom
  • Maintain accreditation requirements with standards-aligned content (AAC&U, ACRL)
  • Free up classroom time to focus on more discipline-specific content

How Can You Use InfoLit - Core

  • Use flipped classroom modality to deliver essential skills and content, while saving class time for subject-specific instruction
  • Supplement your syllabus and research assignments with information literacy content and quizzes
  • Remediate students with point-of-need instruction with on-demand viewing of embedded materials
  • Partner with your librarian to enhance library presentations to students
  • Select any part of the modules to use, from one element to all six modules. 
  • Credo supports LTI and Canvas Integration. InfoLit - Core tutorials, videos, and quizzes can be added using the External Tools feature in Canvas. Adding graded quizzes will automatically create an assignment in the course. 

Our Instruction Librarians can help you pick the ideal tools to meet your student learning outcomes. Contact us for help selecting and adding content from InfoLit - Core. 

What's Included?

  • Multimedia: 60+ instructional videos, tutorials, and assessments
  • Quizzes and pre-post tests: Demonstrate the impact of information literacy instruction and add premade quizzes to your class
  • Instructor guides: Documented learning outcomes, related information literacy standards, discussion topics, and activity ideas

ProQuest Research Companion

ProQuest's Research Companion includes three information literacy modules to help students improve their research skills. These self-paced eLearning modules will help students with finding, evaluating, using, and citing information sources. 

ProQuest's Research Companion includes related information literacy tools such as

  • Search Aid - suggests alternative search terms or keywords.
  • Source Evaluation Aid - searches URLs, ISSNs, ISBNs, and titles of written work and provides feedback for evaluating the resource.
  • Citation Builder - guides users in creating correctly formatted MLA or APA citations. 
  • Revision Aid - suggest revisions to improve grammar and sentence structure.

Embed a single video or select multiple videos to embed a custom playlist in your course.