The ENGL 111 and 112 Course Guides or Video Series can be assigned to students prior to an in-person information literacy instruction session, in lieu of in-person instruction when necessary, or after an in-person session as a refresher.
To assign the course guides or video series instead of bringing your class to the library for in-person information literacy instruction, please add the content to your Canvas course using the steps under LibApps Library Content using Text Editor or LibApps Library Content as External Tool in a Module (or contact Megan Dempsey for assistance adding the content to your Canvas course). Adding the content in this way enables us to keep statistics on the number of courses that incorporate the learning materials for assessment purposes.
By using the text editor to incorporate LibApps Library Content, you can combine content from the Library website with anything else you would normally input in the text editor: text, images, other external tools, videos, etc.
This method can be used on Canvas Pages and Canvas Assignments.
The Library content will be added as its own element in the list of Module elements.
Both the EC1 and EC2 course guides have accompanying online assessments linked from the first page of the course guide. The assessment opens in a new tab/window. Students will select your name under the Instructor option on the assessment so that you receive a copy of their assessment results. Please ensure that your name is listed as an Instructor option before asking students to complete this assessment. As students work through the course guide, they are prompted to answer questions on the assessment with callouts as shown here:
You can import a Canvas quiz from Canvas Commons for both EC1 and EC2 information literacy. The questions are the same as those on the online assessment and most closely align with the content in the course guide and our in-person instruction sessions. See the section on this page, "Importing Library Content from Canvas Commons," for more details. If you choose to use it as a graded quiz, you can edit the point value and students' grades will populate directly in your Canvas gradebook.
Use Canvas Commons to find and import content created by the RVCC Librarians. Available content includes quizzes for our Information Literacy I and II learning outcomes (to accompany the English Composition I and II course guides).
Quiz and assignment settings can be modified to suit your course once the content has been imported. For example, information literacy quizzes will import as graded quizzes with a 100 point grading scale. You can navigate to the quiz in your course, click Edit, and modify the points, type of quiz, and any additional settings.
Important! You should add any quizzes or assignments that you import to the appropriate Assignment Group for your course so that it is weighted appropriately according to your course's grading system.