Information Literacy - Core
Broaden your library’s instructional reach with standards-aligned multimedia content that can be used in courses, one-shot sessions, and at the point of need. Information Literacy – Core (also known as InfoLit – Core) uses innovative technology and proven pedagogy to build essential information literacy and critical-thinking skills that will help students thrive in their academic careers and beyond. Furthermore, the Credo Insights analytics tool allows you to measure student outcomes and demonstrate the value of foundational skills instruction at your institution.
- Teach students essential foundational skills that are shown to impact retention, GPA levels, graduation rates, and overall student success.
- Engage users with high-quality videos and tutorials on topics of profound importance to their current studies and lifelong goals.
- Simplify collaboration with faculty by providing in-demand instructional content that is easy to embed in learning management systems and LibGuides.
- Save time and resources compared to creating materials from scratch.
- Devote more time to hands-on instruction by using multimedia to “flip the class.”
- Assess student progress and adjust your instruction strategy based on real evidence.
- Maintain accreditation requirements around information literacy and critical thinking standards.
- Multimedia content: 100+ customizable e-learning objects support librarians’ teaching of information literacy and critical-thinking skills.
- Flexibility: InfoLit – Core lets users mix and match tutorials, videos, and quizzes to address the demands of different courses and specific students.
- Customization: Tailor InfoLit – Core to your institution’s specific needs with on-demand customization of tutorials, quizzes, and student platform.
- Information Literacy Standards: InfoLit – Core materials align with multiple standards, including the ACRL standards, SCONUL 7 pillars, ANZIIL standards, and the AAC&U Information Literacy VALUE Rubric.
- Credo Insights: With InfoLit – Core, useres can measure student progress with robust analytics for assessment and usage reporting.
- Drill down into the data on specific quizzes, questions, and answer choices.
- See specific students’ and classes’ performance on particular assessments and over time.
- Generate usage reports for the number of students using the platform as well as the frequency of their usage.
- Filter and compare reports by month and by course.
- Combine any number of filters for the exact report you need using Insights’ business analytics engine and dynamically generated reports.
- Illustrate the value of foundational skills instruction to other stakeholders at your institution.
- Faculty Engagement Module: Faculty-focused content is included in InfoLit – Core, alongside ready-made teaching guides with activity ideas, discussion topics, and standards mapping.
- Tutorials and videos cover faculty-centered topics such as “Why Information Literacy Matters.”
- Resources provide best practices and processes for designing effective research assignments.
- Additional materials (including fliers and PDFs) help librarians market InfoLit – Core internally to their faculty.
- Teaching Guides accompany each module and include suggestions on how to align assets to course syllabi.
- Technical “how-to’s” explain the process for embedding assets in course pages and LibGuides.
- Templates help faculty integrate assets with research assignments and curriculum mapping.
- Administrator dashboard: InfoLit – Core lets users conveniently manage assessment downloads and tutorial/quiz customizations.
- Integration options: The Credo Courseware platform offers a wide range of integration options, including LibGuides and learning management systems (D2L, Canvas, Moodle, Blackboard, etc). Each item may be added as a digital object, and assessments may be integrated into instructors’ gradebooks.
- Instructor access to Credo Insights via LTI: Instructors may access Credo Insights to see student assessment data for themselves, in addition to seeing the grades in their LMS gradebook.
- FERPA compliance: To ensure students’ privacy, the Credo Courseware platform is fully FERPA-compliant.
- ADA compliance: InfoLit – Core is fully ADA-compliant, enabling accessibility for all learners.