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Information Literacy Course Content at UCBA

Faculty guide for information literacy content that can be incorporated into any UCBA course.

Source Types

This content helps students learn the differences between types of sources. The module works best as an individual activity (vs group based) or as a component to a research assignment or project. The activity and/or videos can be used with groups or individuals, as a stand alone activity, or as a research assignment component.

Learning Outcome: Recognize the value of different types of information sources within the context of the research topic

Use in Canvas: As part of an ungraded or graded introduction to library research or specific research assignment

Information Timeline Module (Canvas)


  • Login to Canvas and go to the Commons
  • Search for "The Information Timeline"
  • Choose Import/Download
  • Choose course to import module
  • Select location within course
  • Assign points (optional) for pre and post reflections and comprehension checks

Note: Library modules can't be nested within an existing module that an instructor has created for their course. The library module has to be stand-alone or the individual pages within the library module need to be moved to an existing module in the course. 

Map of Information Activity


  • Using any format (e.g. PowerPoint, Word, Flipgrid), ask students to create a map of information letting them interpret what this might mean
    • If prompts are needed:
      • Where do you search for information?
      • What does information look like (e.g. video, blog post, news article)?
  • Maps can take any form (e.g. list, drawing, flowchart)
  • Discuss results of mapping
    • Can content on map be categorized (e.g. type of information, format)?
    • Can the categories be labeled?
    • What is actual information?
    • Which are places in which information can be found?
    • What source types have you used before and in what context?
    • How do you define an authority (i.e. creator/author) of information?

Activity Credit: T Alekson | Capilano University Library

Source Type Videos


  • Use as a stand alone video to introduce a unit or module on library research
  • Include as a resource for a unit or module to introduce a research assignment or project


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