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.
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|
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.
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.
A: There are 2 ways you could do this:
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.
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.