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Faculty Services: Credo Instruct Tutorials

This page lists a variety of library services for faculty, such as instruction requests, purchase requests, and individual consultations.

Credo InfoLit is now Credo Instruct

Credo has just rebranded their product: Credo InfoLit is now known as Credo Instruct.

Credo has also updated some modules, and added some new videos and tutorials. Updates include:

  •  A minor correction in the APA tutorial
  • A minor correction in the APA video
  • Two new videos on Identifying Misinformation and News Evaluation Strategies, with checkpoint questions
  • Three videos that address Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources
  • Additional checkpoint questions for all tutorials: 1 or 2 formative assessment questions will be in each tutorial. They are ungraded, but provide students an opportunity to practice and check their knowledge as they progress through the tutorial content.

About Credo Instruct Tutorials

Library Services provides access to a collection of tutorials designed to teach basic research and information literacy skills to students. Topics include:

 

This resource is available to any Kirkwood faculty, staff, or student through this link. If you are off campus you will be asked to enter your k number and password: https://resources.kirkwood.edu/login?url=https://frame.credocourseware.com/courses/course-v1:Kirkwood-Community-College+IL-MOD+2018/course/

Faculty can share or assign specific parts of the tutorials with students through the use of special "LTI" links, which display the content within Talon, don't require students to log in a second time, and sync with your gradebook if you choose to assign quizzes. The second page of this LibGuide has specific directions on how to use these links.

Please contact Kate Hess or Ryan Strempke-Durgin in the Library if you have any questions about this resource, or would like assistance in sharing or assigning parts of the tutorial with students. See further content on this page for ideas and guidance on ways to incorporate tutorials into your courses.

Credo Instruct for Faculty: Suggestions for Using the Modules

  1. Credo Instruct has 3 sets of modules to help faculty make effective use of the student modules:
    1. Getting Started with Instruct 
    2. A video, Why IL Matters to Faculty
    3. And a tutorial, Designing Effective Research Assignments
  2. This sample Annotated Bibliography assignment demonstrates how a research assignment can be scaffolded with the help of Credo Instruct modules.
  3. This sample Curriculum Mapping of Credo Instruct modules shows how they correlate to common gen-ed learning outcomes

 

Choosing a method of sharing Credo Instruct content

The table below compares the three methods for sharing Credo Instruct content so you can choose the method that will work best for your needs. You'll find the necessary links to copy and paste on the Credo Instruct Links help page.

 

Recommended: LTI Link (a.k.a. External Learning Tool)

Direct Link Embed Code
Student Access These links only work within Talon. Students will be automatically logged in once they are in Talon.

Use this method if you want to assign a tutorial only to certain students rather than your whole class.

Can be inserted into Talon or sent to students via email. If linked from Talon, students should be automatically logged in. Otherwise students need to enter their k number and password.

Can be inserted into Talon. If linked from Talon, students should be automatically logged in.
Quizzes & grading Student quiz grades will be automatically entered into Talon gradebook, after initial setup. Students will need to log in and provide instructor and course information. Beginning in late January 2019, students will be able to email their quiz grades to themselves and/or their instructor, or instructors can contact Kate Hess or Ryan Strempke-Durgin in the Library to get a grade report on their students. Same as for Direct Links (see description to the left).
How to set it up See LibGuide directions See LibGuide directions Contact Library for more information

Additional information:

  • For each link, embed code or LTI link, the content will show up separate from the rest of the tutorial. For example, if you select the link for a video, only that video will show in Talon, without navigation to the following tutorial module. If you select the link for a specific module, students will see the first page of that module and be able to navigate through all the pages of that module, and it will stop before they get to a quiz or get to the next module.

Credo Instruct FAQs

Q: Is there a way to know if a student has completed a tutorial?

A: Yes and no -- Credo doesn't have a specific way to know this, the only thing it tracks for an individual student is quiz scores. So including quizzes is the best way to know students at least understand the basic concepts of a tutorial.

Talon, however, has functions that let you track a student's progress in the course, the Class Progress tool, and the Completion Tracking feature. With these you can see whether each student viewed the specific course content. 

Q: Can I assign a tutorial or quiz to a single student rather than my whole class?

A: Yes - the best way to do this is to email that student with direct links to the tutorials and/or quizzes you'd like them to complete. To get quiz results, contact Kate Hess or Ryan Strempke-Durgin at the Library to pull your student's score. You might instruct your student to be sure to fill out the form that appears before the quiz, asking for their name, the course, and their instructor's name, so that we can be sure to pull the right quiz results.

Q: I don't want to assign specific tutorials in my Talon, but I'd like students to know they can access these tutorials on their own if they need help. What link should I use?

A: There are 2 ways you could do this: 

  1. You could put the link to the Credo InfoLit homepage in your Talon: https://resources.kirkwood.edu/login?url=https://frame.credocourseware.com/courses/course-v1:Kirkwood-Community-College+IL-MOD+2018/course/. This will take students to a table of contents where they can browse and select content they wish to view.
  2. You could link to the Kirkwood Library's LibGuides "Research Help" page. This contains a mixture of Kirkwood-created content and Credo InfoLit tutorials and videos, arranged in tabs according to the broad areas of research. The link is: http://guides.kirkwood.edu/research. 

Q: Is Credo Instruct the same as Credo InfoLit? Will my Credo InfoLit links still work?

A: Credo Instruct is indeed the same product that was formerly called Credo InfoLit. They are branching out beyond information literacy tutorials, so rebranded to reflect that shift. Most links still work, although you will need to update your Talon course with a new link to get to some of the new content -- we recommend you check all your current Credo links to make sure. Credo often updates the tutorial content between semesters, and you can keep up to date with new content on their support website

Q: Are there quizzes that cover Credo video content?

A: No. In most cases videos serve to introduce a topic, and tutorials serve up the main content. Then quizzes focus on the content delivered in the tutorials.