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Faculty Services: Credo InfoLit Tutorials

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

About Credo InfoLit Tutorials

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

  • Getting started with research
  • Sources of information
  • Searching for information
  • Evaluating information
  • Presenting research and data
  • Citations and academic integrity

There are two basic things for faculty to know about this resource:

1) 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:

2) There are 3 different ways that faculty can share or assign specific parts of the tutorials with students: through direct links, through embed codes, and through integration and gradebook syncing with Talon using LTI links. The second page of this LibGuide is dedicated to showing faculty how to use each of these 3 methods.

Please contact the Library if you have any questions about this resource, or would like assistance in sharing or assigning parts of the tutorial with students.

Credo InfoLit: Faculty Modules

These modules from Credo InfoLit introduce some basic approaches to use of the modules with students, including ideas for which modules can be used for certain common student learning objectives. For detailed instructions on adding modules to your Talon course, please see this LibGuide page, or ask a Kirkwood librarian for help.

Choosing a method of sharing Credo InfoLit content

The table below compares the three methods for sharing Credo InfoLit 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 InfoLit Links help page.

Direct Link
Embed Code
LTI Link (Recommended)
Ease of setup Easiest method Easy Simple, but an extra step to associate with Talon gradebook column
Student access If linked from Talon, students should be automatically logged in If linked from Talon, students should be automatically logged in Students will be automatically logged in once in Talon
Quizzes & grading Students will need to log in and provide instructor and course information. In addition instructors will need to request a grade report for their class through the Library if they wish to grade the quizzes. Students will need to log in and provide instructor and course information. In addition instructors will need to request a grade report for their class through the Library if they wish to grade the quizzes. Student quiz grades will be automatically entered in Talon gradebook after initial setup. 
  • 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.
  • For detailed directions and a complete list of the direct links for copy and pasting into your course, see our Credo InfoLit Links help page.

Credo InfoLit 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: 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: