The library has created learning activities intended to introduce students to the basics of accessing library resources and some beginning information literacy concepts. These learning activities can be directly imported into your CatCourse(s) from Canvas' Commons. Once imported, you can adopt as is or adapt as desired. Currently each activity has an associated point value via one or more quizzes. Outcomes are also listed at the beginning of each learning activity.
|Content||Time for Completion||Outcomes||Suggested Use|
|Accessing Information - VPN & UC-eLinks||( ~12 minutes, without VPN download)||
||suitable before or after Finding & Selecting Databases|
|Finding & Selecting Databases||( ~12 minutes)||
||suitable before or after Accessing Information - VPN & UC-eLinks|
|Evaluating Information||( ~15 minutes)||
||suitable prior to Searching for Information|
|Searching for Information - Searching in Google||(8-10 minutes)||
||suitable after Evaluating Information; useful if students will be using freely available web sources|
Finding Statistics & Data
|( ~5 minutes)||
||suitable after Evaluating Information and Searching for Information - Searching in Google; useful if students will be using freely available web sources with a focus on finding stats|
Working with Information - Reading Scholarly Articles
|( ~12 minutes)||
suitable prior to any requirements that students read scholarly articles; could use after Finding & Selecting Databases if students also need to find scholarly articles
Librarians highlight module/learning activity content, how to locate it in the Canvas Commons, and how to import it into your SPARK course(s). ~10 min.
Locating Learning Activities; Importing into CatCourses
Note: it may be helpful to deselect "Show Public Resources" in your search in the Commons. This will show you just UC Merced resources.