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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.

Evaluating Sources

Use this video to encourage students to think critically about the information they encounter in print and online. Students will become familiar with strategies for evaluating sources based on these criteria: authority, accuracy, currency, relevance, and objectivity.

Estimated time: 3:47

Evaluating Information

Students will learn how to evaluate a range of resources in order to select the most authoritative sources on their research topic.

Estimated time: 14-15 minutes

Understanding Misinformation

This video will help students identify the characteristics and purpose of misinformation as well as its effect on their personal and academic lives.

Estimated time: 12-15 minutes

Evaluating Digital Sources Using Lateral Reading

Students are introduced to lateral reading as a strategy for determining the reliability of a source. 

Estimated time: 23 - 24 minutes