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.
Developing a Research Focus
In this tutorial, students will be introduced to pre-research techniques to determine the scope and depth of their research focus.
Estimated time: 13-15 minutes
How To Narrow Your Topic
Do your students have trouble selecting a topic for a research assignment? This video will outline the process to help students hone in on a compelling research topic with appropriate scope using strategies like strategic searching. Students will also understand the importance of open mindedness and flexibility in the research process.
Estimated time: 3:34
Use this video to help students identify the purpose of their research efforts and construct evidence-based statements. Students will learn how to narrow in on a topic, conduct background research, and synthesize the existing body of evidence in order to craft a compelling argument.
Estimated time (video): 4:19
Estimated time (quiz): 5 - 8 minutes
Creating a Research Plan
This video covers the basic components of a research plan and how to craft one appropriate for your research project.
Estimated time: 2:02
This quiz corresponds with the research plan videos.
Estimated time: 5 - 8 minutes
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