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STARS: Students Tackle Academic Research Skills: Faculty

Learn how to locate credible and reliable information using library resources.

Integrate this Tutorial into Desire2Learn

Students can complete the tutorial independently or can submit assessments, including a quiz and a worksheet, to your course in Desire2Learn. To prepare your course in D2L, first copy the quiz from the Library Learning Object Repository. Then create a module for the tutorial. The module will include a link to the tutorial, a dropbox for students to submit their worksheet, and a link to the quiz. Librarians are available to help with the process.

Step 1 - Copy the quiz from the Library Learning Object Repository (LOR)

  1. Login to D2L
  2. Click on Assessments and then Quizzes.
  3. Click on More Actions and then Add Learning Object.
  4. Search for Quiz STARS Tutorial
  5. Select the radio button next to the quiz.
  6. Click Select at the bottom of the page.
  7. The quiz will be copied into your course.

Step 2 - Create a module for the tutorial in Desire2Learn which includes:

  • Link to STARS Tutorial
  • Dropbox - STARS Tutorial – For students to post the worksheet they complete. The worksheet is on the Finding Articles section of the tutorial.
  • Quiz STARS Tutorial - Add a link to the quiz you copied from the Library LOR.

Screenshot of module in Desire2Learn:

screenshot of module in Desire2Learn

Supplemental Activities

Below are recommended activities and resources you can use to reinforce the topics covered in this tutorial.

Create a discussion board for students to post:

  • the two most useful library resources they learned about with this tutorial
  • a research database they found particularly helpful for their research
  • their search strategy, which databases they searched, and a link to the article they found

Assign students to view or complete any of the videos and tutorials below: