Credo's Learning Tools Overview



Our Learning Tools

Information Literacy – Health Science
Our newest InfoLit content package allows libraries to better support this quickly growing discipline with ACRL-aligned videos, tutorials, and assessment tools. 

  • Supports foundational skills instruction in the health sciences
  • Includes videos, tutorials, and quizzes on information literacy topics that are relevant to students of nursing and other health fields. 
  • Developed by the librarians and curriculum specialists at Credo in conjunction with health science librarians at Northwestern University.

See our help site for further details, including a content list.

Information Literacy – Core (formerly known as Instruct)
Multimedia and assessment tool for deepening teaching of foundational skills. 

  • Select from included information literacy and/or critical thinking content packages.
  • Enrich instruction with dozens of standards-aligned videos, tutorials, and quizzes.
  • Generate engagement and assessment reports with Credo Insights, our graphical interface for better understanding product usage and student performance.

Marketing Credo's Learning Tools to Patrons

Marketing Materials for Credo Information Literacy – Core Subscribers   

Getting Started with Information Literacy – Core
Give this flyer to your faculty to help them understand the importance of information literacy and how Credo's resources can help them save time in the classroom and impart fundamental skills to their students.

Faculty Guide to Credo Information Literacy – Core: A LibGuide
Created for faculty use, this LibGuide discusses why information literacy is important and how Information Literacy – Core can help improve student performance without taking away valuable class time. Please feel free to copy our LibGuide and customize it—the spots where you should add links to your institution’s subscription are highlighted in red.

Credo Information Literacy – Core Faculty Presentation: A PowerPoint
If you're preparing for a faculty institute or other event where you have the chance to present library resources, please feel free to use and customize this PowerPoint that introduces Credo's multimedia. The slideshow lets faculty know how teaching IL can benefit them, discusses what Information Literacy – Core offers, and describes how to use it in an online class.

Example Curriculum Mapping of Information Literacy – Core Multimedia
How can the multimedia included in your subscription match your institution's curriculum? See our curriculum mapping suggestions for ideas of where to use Credo's videos and tutorials so that they best match common learning outcomes.

Information Literacy – Core Multimedia Aligned with Research Assignment
Get Credo's material working for you by using the multimedia in an assignment. This handout gives you a head start by showing how Information Literacy – Core videos and tutorials can help students to complete an annotated bibliography assignment over several weeks.

Information Literacy Guidance from Librarians

First Year Experience (FYE) Guide
Does your job involve working with first-year students? These patrons arrive with varying levels of library experience and of information literacy, so assisting them can be a challenge. In Credo’s First Year Experience (FYE) Guide, Ray Pun, First Year Student Success Librarian at California State University at Fresno, offers guidance and case studies related to the crucial first year.

The Credo Second-year Transition Guide: Extending Success and Retention Efforts Beyond the FYE
Beth Black, undergraduate engagement librarian and associate professor at The Ohio State University, discusses how to build upon an FYE program to help students during “higher ed’s most overlooked year.”

The IL Strategy Handbook: From Planning to Assessment, a Guide to Creating a Successful IL Program
Information literacy (IL) instruction improves student persistence, GPA levels, and graduation rates. Designing a successful IL program can be daunting, however our new IL Strategy Handbook will break down each step in the process with current research, examples, and activities. The full handbook will come out later this year, but you can begin making an immediate impact at your institution by downloading new section releases throughout the fall.

Case Studies

Winning High Usage of Credo Information Literacy – Core Even During Your Trial

When instruction librarian Brandy Burbante needed a resource to help students learn information literacy (IL) skills, she turned to Information Literacy – Core and its robust collection of ACRL-aligned videos, tutorials, and quizzes. During her trial period, she experimented with the platform to test the full range of options available to enrich classroom workshops, one-shots, and point-of-need instruction. See case study

Getting Faculty Buy-in on Library-based Information Literacy Instruction
Cultivating strong information literacy skills within students takes a well-built partnership between the library and faculty members. However, convincing instructors of the value the library can bring to their classrooms can be a challenge. This case study describes how Case Western Reserve University turned to Credo to help tackle information literacy on campus and bolster dialogue with faculty members. 

Information Literacy – Core™ Has Students Talking at Cairn University
When Cairn University’s librarians began preparations for Middle States Accreditation they realized that many of their information literacy tutorials had fallen out of date. Building new materials from scratch was a daunting proposal, while creating and editing instructional videos required time and resources they did not have. They decided they would need a standards-based solution that was engaging for students, and could be implemented across campus to achieve their ultimate vision of a research skills course for credit. Read about how Information Literacy – Core (formerly InfoLit Modules) became their first step toward that goal.  

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