Deborah has spent several years building an effective library instruction initiative and enjoys a strong network of support with faculty all across her campus. But how does she continue to develop her program when she and her staff only have so many hours in each week? With Credo Instruct, Deborah enhances the content of her current instruction sessions while extending library services to offer curricular support to additional courses in the form of embedded videos and tutorials. Instruct has also helped her improve the quality and depth of her assessment capabilities; its tutorials, quizzes, and pre- and post-tests function as formative and summative assessments respectively. Her new reporting capabilities mean that her library can play a larger institutional role in assessing foundational skills of students campus-wide.
Charlie is launching a new information literacy program at his institution. He’s reached out to faculty and has made some good inroads, but hasn’t reached the level of engagement he knows he’ll need to get the program off the ground. With Credo View, he saves time and resources by using professionally created videos for in-class, online, and point-of-need instruction, which allows him to focus on other aspects of his strategy. Right off the bat, Charlie notices a difference when he assigns videos on IL basics to students as homework, allowing him to spend in-class time delving deeper into students’ specific areas of need. He also offers to help faculty embed videos on topics like proper citations and academic integrity onto their course pages, building partnerships he will later use to expand his IL instruction program even further.