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Library and Learning Commons - Faculty Resources: Research Skills Mini Course

This guide provides an overview of library services and resources available to FSCJ faculty.

The Research Skills Mini Course modules address common requests for library support on various topics,

including plagiarism, evaluating online sources, and citation styles. 

Faculty who would like to use the modules with their students can choose one of two ways:

Import the desired module(s) from Canvas Commons into their course shell. Faculty will grade quizzes and assignments.


Refer students to self-enroll in the Research Skills Mini Course and complete the desired module(s). Librarians will grade quizzes and assignments.

How to Import the Modules from Canvas Commons

Faculty can import the Research Skills Mini Course modules directly into their course shells. The modules are designed to be mix-and-match. Use one, two, or all of the modules as you see fit. Watch the video below to learn how to find the modules in Canvas Commons.

Module FAQ for Faculty

How to Direct Students to Self Enroll

Faculty can also direct students to enroll themselves in the Research Skills Mini Course and complete the desired module(s). Librarians will grade all quizzes and assignments within the module. Students then communicate their grades, typically via a screenshot, to their professor. 

Please see below for detailed instructions, plus an infographic to illustrate the process.

Sample Video

Learning is serious business, but we've tried to make the course fun and engaging where we can. Don't believe us? Check out this video on why it's important to cite your sources.