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Asynchronous Library Instruction: About

Asynchronous Library Instruction

Asynchronous library instruction modules can be found in the Learning Object Repository (LOR) in D2L. These modules are created and maintained by SPC librarians. Faculty may add library modules to courses and assign materials at their discretion. Topics range from basic library orientation to grey literature and determining the credibility of open datasets. Instruction modules are not meant to replace classroom instruction or research guides. The module topics are chosen for their suitability for an online format that can be practiced independently. Many of the modules are designed as practice prior to a class visit from a librarian. 

Modules are designed for particular courses. Find titles, a summary, and the associated course by clicking on the tabs above. 

Most modules can be completed in less than an hour and include a video, a text version in a PDF, and a short quiz for practice. For any faculty who are interested in having a module created, please contact the librarians. 

Quizzes in Modules
Quizzes can be added to the LOR. However, they need to be imported separately from modules. To make them easily discoverable, quizzes are labeled with the corresponding module title. For example: Searching Library Databases Quiz. Once imported into your course, the quiz can added to the module. 

Updating Quizzes
Quizzes cannot be added dynamically to the LOR. This means that updates to the original will not automatically update in your course. The Library faculty will notify departments if/when quizzes are updated. Information for updating will be included. For more information see D2L documentation. 

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