Overview

These Information + Data Literacy canvas workshops and other resources represent a curated instructional experience which can enrich any lower or upper-level course with a research component. Assign one or more self-guided Canvas workshops and learning experiences to students directly or in collaboration with your librarian.

These canvas workshops, videos, and associated resources can be accessed via:

  • Info + Data Literacy Playlists: These curated playlists are arranged thematically to align with USF’s Enhanced General Education curriculum.
  • A-Z list: Create your own playlist by browsing workshops, videos, and library guides that can be filtered by level, discipline, and theme.
  • Workshop Learning Outcomes: Browse through all the learning outcomes to identify workshops and videos that best meet your curricular needs.

Earning Badges

Digital badging is a way that students can demonstrate accomplishment of newly learned knowledge and skills. The workshop modules listed here are all badge-earning, via the BADGR application. The opportunity to earn a badge for completing one or more of these workshops provides a:

  • Tangible incentive for the student who successfully completes them,
  • Mechanism for professors to verify completion, and
  • Integrates student completion data with platforms such as LinkedIn & Handshake, and is also used by the Career Services Career Readiness program.

Students earn a badge for a workshop if they complete all quizzes and graded activities in the workshop with a score of at least 60%.

Upon successful completion of each Canvas workshop, a badge will be automatically emailed to the student. Students can share with faculty via email or upload the file to their Canvas course to verify completion of each individual workshop. Faculty may also offer extra credit for completion of these workshops.


Technical Requirements

To complete these workshops, it is recommended that students use a desktop computer which is able to play sound. Students may complete these workshops via mobile interface, but it’s recommended to use a desktop or laptop if possible.

For technical support with these instructional materials, please contact the workshop creator who is listed on the Welcome page of each Canvas workshops. For additional questions, please contact the librarian at your home campus:

  • USF Tampa campus library: Stephanie Jacobs, Instructional Design Librarian, sajacobs@usf.edu
  • USF St. Petersburg campus library: Theresa Burress, Assistant Director, Research & Instruction, tburress@usf.edu
  • USF Sarasota-Manatee campus library services: Jessica Szempruch, jszempru@usf.edu

Collaborate with Librarians to Design Custom Workshops

Faculty who would like Canvas tutorials customized for their use should contact their liaison librarian for further assistance. Requests for collaborative development of workshops and other instructional resources to meet your curricular needs are welcome and encouraged. Please contact the librarian at your home campus:

  • USF Tampa campus library: Maryellen Nash, Assistant Director, Instructional Services, mallen@usf.edu
  • USF St. Petersburg campus library: Theresa Burress, Assistant Director, Research & Instruction, tburress@usf.edu
  • USF Sarasota-Manatee campus library services: Jessica Szempruch, jszempru@usf.edu