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Basic Library Skills Tutorial

Instructors Guide

The Basic Library Skills Tutorial is designed for instructors to use for their courses to introduce students to UBC Library and the research process. The tutorial has also been designed to provide an an interactive learning experience while supporting faculty using the tutorial for course assignments and grading.

To use the tutorial as a part of your course grade, consider the following options:

Research Paper Prep Worksheet

Research Paper Prep Worksheet

If you would like your students to have experience of the physical library, its services, and supports, consider using the Research Paper Prep Worksheet (download below).  The worksheet was designed for students who are assigned to complete the Basic Library Skills Tutorial.  The worksheet guides them through questions for their own research assignment.  The questions cover:

  • Developing a research question
  • Making the question "searchable"
  • Finding the best database for the question

The students are then required to come to the Research Help Desk in to the library to speak to a librarian about their assignment. Once the student has received feedback, the librarian will sign and date the worksheet.  The worksheet can them be handed in for grade assignment.

Quiz Options

Test Your Knowledge Quizzes

There are two options for using quizzes for the Basic Library Skills Tutorial.

 

Option 1: Assign a Module Quiz

Each Basic Library Skills Tutorial module has a quiz assigned called "Test Your Knowledge".  The quiz is designed to review what the student has learned during the course of reviewing the module content. 

The "Test Your Knowledge" quizzes are designed to allow you to assign the modules you find most relevant to your students and to your course needs.  

If you are interested in assigning a grade to a student for completing an individual module of the Basic Library Skills Tutorial, do the following:

  1. Assign the a single Basic Library Skills Tutorial Modules
  2. Direct the students to complete the "Test Your Knowledge" quiz at the end of the module.
  3. Students will complete the quiz and take a screenshot of the final screen which will contain the following:
    • Name
    • Student Number
    • Quiz Score
  4.  Instruct the students to send the screenshot to you through email 

 

Option 2: Assign a Final Quiz 

If you are interested in assigning a grade to a student for completing the Basic Library Skills Tutorial, do the following: 

  1. Assign the 5 Basic Library Skills Tutorial Modules
  2. Send the final quiz to your students: survey.ubc.ca/s/library_skills/
  3. Students will complete the quiz and take a screenshot of the final screen which will contain the following:
    • Name
    • Student Number
    • Quiz Score
  4.  Instruct the students to send the final screenshot to you through email 

 

Creative Commons

Basic Library Skills Tutorial by UBC Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International LicenseCreative Commons License