Do your students struggle with finding reliable sources of information? Do you want to foster their critical thinking skills about finding, evaluating and using information? The Information Literacy Online Toolkit is designed to address these questions and start the conversation about information literacy.
For instructors, the Toolkit provides a pathway to integrate information literacy principles into student coursework, including sample assignments and rubrics that can be adapted for any course.
For students, the Toolkit provides modules and other tutorials to help them discern online information as creditable, reliable and authentic; or put more simply, how to separate fact from fiction. All these materials are in Canvas, IU's learning management system. The Toolkit is available for instructors and students at all IU campuses.
Instructors can preview materials in the Toolkit by enrolling in the course. When prompted, log into Canvas, enroll, and go to the course. All materials are under Assignments and Modules in the left navigation menu.
To use and adapt content from the Toolkit, log into Canvas and search Canvas Commons using the phrase "Information Literacy Online Toolkit" [with quotations]. Then you can import, use and adapt content from the Toolkit in the Canvas sites for your courses.
This Toolkit is a cross-campus, collaborative initiative made possible by a grant from the Women's Philanthropy Leadership Council. Led by Meg Meiman (IU Bloomington) and Jane Bomkamp (Project Coordinator, IU Bloomington), the Toolkit draws on and includes substantial contributions by librarians Maria Accardi (IU Southeast), Nico Casas (IU Northwest), Nancy Colborn (IU South Bend), Emily Dill (IUPUC), Yan He (IU Kokomo), KT Lowe (IU East), and Sara Lowe (IUPUI). Library videos were filmed by videographers Sam Underwood and Michael Jasiak (UITS). Peter Ermey and Erin Tock (UITS) provided assistance with design.