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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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.

Understanding Misinformation

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

Estimated time (video tutorial): 12-15 minutes

Estimated time (quiz): 5-8 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

News Reporting vs. Opinion Pieces in Journalism

This tutorial will help students differentiate between news journalism and opinion journalism in order to analyze the purpose, standards, and expectations related to reporting and editorializing.

Estimated time: 36-38 minutes