Penn State University Libraries is pleased to offer InfoLit modules (a.k.a . Credo modules), which are designed to give students a foundation in information literacy and critical thinking. The 80+ modules provide a supplemental way for students to asynchronously complete lessons on a wide range of topics such as getting started with research, finding credible sources and recognizing bias, and properly citing sources. Below you will find instructions for using them as well as benefits.
Teach students essential foundational skills that will help them throughout their academic and professional careers
Enhance instruction using engaging multimedia
Customize content to your classroom and configure delivery through Canvas
Provide integrated assessments using quizzes
Free up classroom time to focus on more discipline-specific content
The InfoLit modules can be used in two ways:
as direct links on Library Guides or other web sites
The 80+ modules use the following formats to interactively deliver instruction:
multimedia and video
Please note: We highly recommend you use direct links for the modules in most cases (listed on the tab to the left called "Direct Links for All Modules"). The direct links force authentication to the modules, whereas embedded videos do not and may display an error message.
Using InfoLit modules in Canvas:
All module types can be embedded inside your Canvas course with the benefit of being integrated within the flow of a course. Basic instructions for adding this content can be found here.
Quizzes can be integrated so that student scores are reflected in your gradebook. This requires a special LTI link which we can provide upon request. Direct links to the tutorials and videos can be found here.
Please contact us for LTI links or help embedding into Canvas: ul-credo@PennStateOffice365.onmicrosoft.com.
Using InfoLit modules on web sites:
The InfoLit modules are subscription-based and only available to PSU authenticated users. Please use the direct links listed on the tab to the left called "Direct Links for All Modules". Embed links are available via this site or by contacting our team but may not preview or play properly due to the way the authentication is set up.
If you are interested in using the InfoLit modules our team would be happy to consult with you about which ones to use and ways to integrate these modules into courses or instruction. Please contact us at: ul-credo@PennStateOffice365.onmicrosoft.com.