Moodle Library Course


The library has a Moodle course in addition to all of our other digital resources.

This course is located under “Student Resources” on the main Moodle landing page, and is listed as Library Orientation & Mini-Lessons.

To register for this course, please use the following case-sensitive enrollment key: LibraryOrientation


This course includes a comprehensive Library Orientation section that students may complete to learn about the physical offerings of the library space, an overview of our website, and basic library research skills. We want you to have a solid foundation of how you can best use the library and its resources for your academic career. This orientation is self-paced.

Mini-Lessons

These mini-lessons are designed to be a quick, comprehensive dive into a research or information literacy topic. They are self-paced and should take anywhere from 15-30 minutes. Listed under each topic are its learning outcomes.

Time Management

At the end of the mini-lesson, learners will be able to:

  • Articulate how the learner will use a time management technique or tip in a future assignment
  • Explain why people employ procrastination when presented with a task to accomplish

 

How to Spot “Fake News”

At the end of the mini-lesson, learners will be able to:

  • Define misinformation and how it differs from disinformation
  • Articulate 2 out of the 5 different types of misinformation presented in the mini-lesson
  • Explain what steps the learner would take to authenticate a story, source, or photograph using the SIFT method

 

I Can Cite That APA Style?

At the end of the mini-lesson, learners will be able to:

  • Correctly create an APA citation for a type of  source that was demonstrated in the mini-lesson
  • Explain the correct order of the 4 basic elements of an APA citation
  • Articulate where the learner could find more information on creating APA citations

 

I Can Cite That? MLA Style

At the end of the mini-lesson, learners will be able to:

  • Correctly create a MLA citation for a type of  source that was demonstrated in the mini-lesson
  • Explain the correct order of the basic elements of a MLA citation
  • Articulate where the learner could find more information on creating MLA citations

 

Why Should I Care About Plagiarism?

At the end of the mini-lesson, learners will be able to:

  • Explain what plagiarism is.
  • Articulate how their scholarship is part of the greater conversation around their chosen topic (IL Framework: Scholarship as Conversation)
  • Identify at least three different ways that plagiarism may present.
  • Articulate an example of how citation may be used as a tool for social justice
  • Explain where to find Trocaire College’s Academic Integrity Policy

 

Evaluating Unfamiliar Online Sources

At the end of the mini-lesson learners will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by “lateral reading”
  • Select the sources from the assessment activity that are unauthoritative with 100% success
  • Identify 2 fact-checker website they could use for future assignments

 

This is the Boolean Operator, How May I Direct Your Search?

At the end of the mini-lesson learners will be able to:

  • Define what a search query is
  • Articulate how to use AND to narrow down a search query
  • Articulate how to use OR to broaden a search query
  • Articulate how to use NOT to exclude terms from search query
  • Define truncation
  • Articulate how to use * for truncation for a search term
  • Explain how to do phrase searching in a search query

 

Using In-text Citation Correctly

At the end of the mini-lesson learners will be able to:

  • Correctly create MLA in-text citations from citations given in the assessment portion
  • Correctly create APA in-text citations from citations given in the assessment portion
  • Articulate one difference between the MLA and APA’s style of in-text citation

 

Help! I need scholarly articles…which are what exactly?

At the end of the mini-lesson learners will be able to:

  • Articulate what makes an article “scholarly”
  • Articulate the peer review process
  • Identify scholarly works from popular ones

 

Contact the library staff with any questions, comments, or suggestions:
Phone: (716) 827-2434
email: l[email protected]