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Auraria Library Research Modules: D2L Instructions

A guide for importing and using library modules in your Canvas or D2L course.

D2L Instructions

The following instructions will help you find and import our Research Modules in D2L. If you have any questions or need additional help, please contact LibraryClasses@ucdenver.edu.

  1. Email LibraryClasses@ucdenver.edu to request the copy course role in D2L. 
  2. Receive confirmation from Library that you have been granted a copy course role for the Auraria Library Research Modules.
  3. Open your course in D2L where you would like to import the Research Modules.
  4. Go to Course Admin and select Import/Export/Copy Components.  
  5. Follow these instructions on how to copy all course components (copying select components could lead to broken links). You are welcome to delete modules you do not want to use.

Tips for Using Modules

Introduction Pages

Each module comes with a Course Instructor intro page, and a Student intro page. The instructor intro provides information that will help you determine how you’d like to use the page, and should be removed before making the module live for your students. 


Lessons

Pages labeled “Lessons” contain text, videos, images, and other instructional materials. 


Activities

Pages labeled “Activities” contain reflection questions, quizzes, and other types of assessments so students have an opportunity to apply the material from the Lessons. The default setting is to be ungraded, but you can change these to count toward student grades, or you can remove them altogether. Watch for highlighted text throughout that indicates where an assessment is in place.  


Customization

These modules are created to be a base for incorporating information literacy into your course. They are designed to work as-is, but they all lend themselves to your own customization. You can add examples, disciplinary-specific or assignment-specific information, and more. If you would like to work with someone from our teaching team on module customization, please contact us at LibraryClasses@ucdenver.edu.