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Information Literacy Instruction at KSL: Credo Information Literacy Course Modules

Guide provides offerings that Research Services Librarians in the Kelvin Smith Library can provide for instructors to support their instruction efforts.

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Credo Information Literacy Course Modules Introduction

Kelvin Smith Library bought a product called Credo Information Literacy Course Modules. It consists of 16 unique modules that can be used in their entirety or as separate pieces. Content can be embedded in websites, such as Research Guides, used in Blackboard, or just linked to directly. Modules include videos, interactive tutorials, and quizzes.

Course Notes are provided to help you plan lessons and assignments. There is a document for each section, outlining the learning objectives, related ACRL Information Literacy standards, multimedia, topics for discussion, activities (for class or additional assignments), and many have relevant websites or readings.

IMPORTANT ACCESS NOTE: Content is secured by IP authentication so users must be on the campus wired network, using Case Wireless, or have VPN installed, running, and logged in on their device.

How do I use this content?

Research Services Librarians, faculty, or instructors can use an entire module or part of a module in various methods:

  • Before your instruction sessions: Provide relevant multimedia materials to students before your instruction to ensure their preparation for the in-class discussion. The activity components can be used for grading or extra credit. Content can be used in support of the "flipped classroom" approach.
  • During your instruction sessions: Use videos and/or activities during your instruction sessions to engage students and begin a discussion or activity. If you are teaching in a smart classroom, students can individually complete multimedia materials.
  • After your instruction sessions: Include the multimedia materials in your guides, Blackboard, or other class website. The multimedia can be used anywhere you want to reach out to students to be at the point of need. Content does require IP recognition so a Case Wired network, Case Wireless, or VPN must be in use.
  • Independent of your instruction sessions: From posting on your website to emailing to incoming students, consider these multimedia as your outreach materials for information literacy. Also, can be used in support of plagiarism preventation or general advisory activities.


The following is a list of the 16 sections and 70+ multimedia materials included in the Information Literacy Course Module. It has live links to give things a try.

At the bottom of the page, a module is embedded to show an example of how they may appear in a Research Guide, Blackboard site, or other class website. Content can be linked to, embedded with code, or we have access to zip files for upload to Blackboard (including quizzes). Lbrarians can assist you.

Embedded Module Example: Citing Resources

Citing Sources: MLA Style: Citing Sources: APA Style: MLA Citation Components Quiz: APA Citation Components Quiz: Citing Resources Section Module: