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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.

Searching for Images

Searching for images begins the same way as searching for textual materials. Use this video so students can learn more about image search techniques.

Estimated time: 4:14

Interpreting Images

There are many components to be aware of when analyzing a visual image, whether it be a photograph, painting, advertisement, or other type of media. The following video discusses some of the main issues to be aware of that will help enhance your visual literacy skills.

Estimated time: 2:41

Why Does Visual Literacy Matter?

This tutorial explains what visual literacy is and why it’s an important skill to have in today’s world. 

Estimated time: 9:20

Visual Literacy

This quiz corresponds with the multimedia on visual literacy. 

Estimated time: 5-8 minutes