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Faculty Support & Services

Credo Access Ending Dec. 2020

Access to Credo Information Literacy Modules will end December 31, 2020.

In its place, ELAC Librarians have created customizable Research Modules which are available in the LACCD Canvas Commons.

About the New Modules

Reasons to adopt our new ELAC Library Research ModulesScreenshot of Library Research Using Databases Canvas Module thumbnail

  • Modules were created with our ELAC students' needs in mind. 
  • The content is multi-modal and includes a mix of text, image, videos, handouts, and quizzes.
  • All content is 100% customizable, so professors can easily edit the modules to fit their course. 
  • All content is ADA compliant. Images include alt-text, videos contain closed-captions, and text content uses the proper hierarchy needed for easy screen-reading.
  • Modules are easy to import into your Canvas shells, easy to edit, and easy to access (no ACE account sign-in needed for students).

Modules Currently Available

Modules Currently Available

How to Import the Modules

Ready to import? Watch the video tutorial...

...Or follow these step-by-step directions

  1. Login to Canvas with your LACCD credentials.
  2. Get to the Canvas Commons.
    • Click on your course’s Canvas shell. On the right, under “Course Status” click on “Import from Commons”
    • Alternatively, you can click directly on the Canvas Commons logo in the left-menu to get to the Commons; it looks like a C with an arrow.
  3. In the Commons, search for “ELAC Library” to see the research modules available.
  4. Click on the title of a module to see more details about the module and its contents.
  5. When you're ready to import a module, click on the “Import/Download” button.
    • The "Import" option will import the entire module to the Canvas shell(s) you select as a published module at the end of your course.
    • The "Download" option will download the module as an imscc file to your computer. You can save this file and upload it to your Canvas shells at a later time.
  6. Once you're done, you can edit the module(s) in your shells: add content, remove content, edit the quizzes, whatever you need; the content is now yours!

Questions?

FAQs

  • Should I embed these modules?
  • What if I already book library orientations?
    • Research skills cannot be learned in one hour; these modules are meant to supplement library orientations. The modules are great to assign as homework before a librarian visit!
  • Can any faculty person access these modules?
    • Yes! These modules are available in the Canvas Commons for all instructors. However, you must login to Canvas with your faculty credentials to import or download them.
  • Are the modules customizable?
    • Yes! All modules are fully customizable once they are imported into your shells. 
  • Do the modules contain quizzes?
    • Yes! Each module contains a 10-point quiz which is customizable.
  • Which modules should I import?
    • Depends on your course, assignments, and SLOs. Contact a librarian listed below for help or suggestions.

 

Need more help? Contact Cynthia or Rita