Information Literacy Toolkit: Assignments
Incorporating Toolkit Assignments
Use and Remix
- All assignments are under a creative commons license
- Feel free to edit for your classroom or context and to remix assignments with attribution
Guides for Students
- Many assignments have general research guides (like Find and Use eBooks) linked from the assignment description or the assignment itself
- These guides are a great way to allow students to teach themselves.
Work with a librarian
- Librarians are happy to help you scaffold research skills into your class. You can:
- Meet with a librarian to discuss tailored version of assignments or scaffolding research skills into your class
- Request a library session as part of your class
- Request training for TAs on incorporating information literacy into your class
- Use this form for your requests - request a tailored assignment or session with a librarian
Scaffolding Information Literacy
- Research skills are hard for first-year students. When assigning a research project, think about all of the skills students need to exhibit and consider ways to support those skills.
- Think about using the Assignment Design Rubric for Research Assignments to help you judge how supportive your assignment is.
- Intermediate assignments like an annotated bibliography are a good way to stair step students up to a full research paper, speech, or other project.
The Toolkit uses Google Documents for most sample assignments. You can work with these assignments in a number of ways. If you have a Google account, clicking "file" -> "make a copy" once you have opened a Google Document will add a copy of the file to your Google Drive account. You can make any needed edits to this new file.
If you do not have a Google Account, use the download link under each assignment to download a copy to your computer or click "file" -> "download as" once you have opened a Google Document. You can make any needed edits to the downloaded file.