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UMass Amherst Libraries

Libraries Information Literacy Modules

Instructions for Using the Modules with Moodle and Blackboard

These modules can be directly embedded into your course on Blackboard or Moodle using the LTI links (orange icons). The PDF instructions below describe how to use these links.  

If you are using the modules with a website other than Moodle or Blackboard, please use the direct links (green icon) to link to each module.

The Research Process

Use this video to demonstrate the value of pre-research. Students will learn how to align their initial exploration to their assignment requirements.

Estimated time: 13-15 minutes

Background Research Tips

Determining a manageable research question can be challenging for students. Use this tutorial to introduce strategies for aligning a research focus with assignment guidelines and research tools such as concept maps.

Estimated time: 10-12 minutes

Beginning Research with Wikipedia/Google

This video will help students understand the process of background research by introducing techniques for gathering background information using Google and Wikipedia.

Estimated time: 7-9 minutes

Scholarship as Conversation

Use this tutorial to encourage students to develop a scholarly mindset. In this tutorial, students will learn how their projects help build the body of work in a given field. Additionally, students will become familiar with the process of attribution and critical evaluation.

Estimated time: 8-10 minutes

The Research Process

This quiz corresponds with the Research Process media.

Estimated time: 5-8 minutes