As you may know from past experience, it is the mission of SCU subject librarians to educate your students with information literacy skills. You can find out more by visiting our guide on SCU Library Teaching and Learning Services (also linked on the left).
We have optimized the CTW Library Tutorial we created last year to be more engaging, streamlined in delivering the LOs, and touching on generative AI and ChatGPT. It continues to be self-paced (asynchronous) and low-stakes (pass/fail) and we encourage all CTW instructors to consider assigning or promoting in their courses. We estimate it will take a student 35 minutes to complete.
We developed this tutorial to:
After completing the tutorial, students will be able to:
There is a module you can pop into your Camino course from the Camino Commons that contains this tutorial and an assignment requiring the PDF certificate of completion. Click the image below to go directly to the module on Camino Commons.
CTW LibWizard Tutorial and Camino Module
Slide 1: The Library's website and Google (video)
Quiz: What are some drawbacks to using Google for your research? (multiple choice)
Quiz: Why should you use the SCU Library's website when conducting research? (multiple choice)
SWBAT navigate to different information sources on the library website and to critically evaluate information found elsewhere
Slide 2: OneSearch for Articles
Quiz: If you get too many results, what is a good strategy to revise your search? (multiple choice)
Quiz: What is the name of the tool to use to locate the full text of articles? (multiple choice)
SWBAT construct a search and retrieve the full text of journal articles
Slide 2: OneSearch for Books
Quiz: How do you get a physical book?
Quiz: How do you access an ebook?
SWBAT search for, identify, and access books by using OneSearch
Slide 3: Using OneSearch (activity)
Embedded OneSearch window with guided search instructions with exit ticket for each deliverable named below
How many peer-reviewed articles?
How many books from the library catalog?
Which book is a print book?
SWBAT separately identify and access peer-reviewed articles, books, and distinguish between an ebook and print book record
Slide 4: Using ChatGPT and other AI to help you research (activity)
Activity: Pick a chatbot and do some exploratory searches
Slide 5: Subject databases [need to recreate]
Quiz: What's one subject database that the library provides in your major area?
Do a search a provide a permalink to one result
SWBAT navigate to a subject database that the library subscribes to in their major
Slide 6: Recap (existing)
Slide 7: Check-In (exit ticket)
Quiz: Thinking about your experience trying OneSearch, how confident do you feel using it to find articles? (likert scale)
Quiz: Thinking about your experience trying OneSearch, how confident do you feel using it to find books? (likert scale)
Quiz: Did you have trouble with any section or sections of this tutorial in particular? (list sections)
Quiz: What more do you want to learn about doing research or the SCU Library?
Slide 8: Share Your Results
[List of CTW professors rather than freeform]
Asks student for identifying information to create a certificate of completion
Thank you slide
In support of the teaching mission of the University, the University Library’s Instruction Program offers a variety of services to support faculty in their teaching and to inspire SCU students to develop comprehensive information literacy and critical thinking skills that contribute to their successes as students and as lifelong learners.
SCU librarians and staff can provide course-integrated library instruction both through in-person instruction and/or through the creation of online instructional materials, such as Camino modules, research guides and tutorials. We also provide faculty workshops related to various aspects of information literacy and assignment design.
To get started contact your subject librarian or one of the administrators of the program:
Assistant Dean for Learning and Engagement