Update (summer 2015)
We recently transitioned two Information Literacy Modules to a new format. The “Maximizing Google Scholar Searches” and “Managing References Using RefWorks” modules are now web-based research guides. This change allows us to most effectively maintain and update content provided in the modules. We welcome your feedback to be sure we are producing content that will be useful to you and your students. If the assessments provided in these modules is needed for your courses, please contact us to discuss potential options. The new “Google Scholar for Academic Research” and “RefWorks” guides can be accessed at http://guides.ucf.edu/googlescholar and http://guides.ucf.edu/citations-refworks
Topics addressed in modules:
- Avoiding Plagiarism Using APA Style
- Avoiding Plagiarism Using MLA Style (updated 8/16/13)
- Avoiding Plagiarism Using Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition (New 8/16/13)
- Citing Sources Using APA Style (updated to the 6th edition, May 2010)
- Citing Sources Using MLA Style (updated to the 7th edition, May 2010)
- Conducting a Literature Review
- Creating a Search Strategy
- Evaluating Web Sites
- Focusing an Information Search
- Moving Into Discipline Specific Research
- Recognizing a Research Study
- Selecting Articles for Academic Assignments
- Understanding the Information Cycle
What is a Module?
- A module is a complete, automated instructional resource (no instructor intervention required).
- Each module is based on one identified learning outcome and contains: content presentation, practice with feedback, and assessment of learning.
- Each module can be completed in one sitting (approximately 30 minutes).
- Content presentation may be text, graphics, video, interactive media or a combination as appropriate.
- Practice/Assessment may be “traditional” (i.e., true/false or multiple choice) or “non-traditional” (e.g., simulation/authentic assessment) as appropriate.
We offer three options you can choose from to begin utilizing the modules to best suit your course.
Option 1: If you are using a Canvas course, you can ‘Add an Assignment’ to integrate modules in your course. This process will SYNC SCORES to your Canvas grade book. Instructions are located here http://onlinesupport.cdl.ucf.edu/obojobo/using-obojobo-in-webcoursesucf/
Option 2: You can create a version or “instance” of a module starting in the repository http://obojobo.ucf.edu/repository where you will create an instance and copy and paste a unique URL into a document/page to share with your students. Creating an instance in the repository will NOT SYNC SCORES to your Canvas grade book. Scores will be available in the repository where you can download them. Instructions for creating an instance are located here http://infolit.ucf.edu/faculty/quickstart/view-all/
Option 3: You can refer students to our generic set of modules by providing them the following link http://infolit.ucf.edu/students/modules. Please note that this option will not allow you to access students’ scores. You might choose this option when you want students to learn the material, but you do not necessarily need to record their scores or know whether they attempted the modules.
For more information about the options or assigning modules, please visit the Getting Started instructions.
Should you have ideas or suggestions about future module topics, please visit the Feedback Form and send us your thoughts!