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What is Credo Information Literacy Core?

Information Literacy Core is a library of Digital Learning Objects (DLOs) or learning modules by Credo, a company that provides resources for libraries and faculty.  Faculty can use these modules to integrate information literacy(IL) into their curriculum and learning management system (LMS). 

If you need resources for teaching information literacy topics, these modules consist of 50 videos, 30 html-based tutorials, and many quizzes that span information literacy and research writing topics including:

  • how to get started writing a research paper
  • how to search library databases
  • how to cite sources properly to avoid plagiarism
  • how to evaluate authority of library and Web sources
  • much more


  • mapped to the 2016 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy
  • can embed stable URLs in LMS
  • quiz results routed to you
  • video, graphics, text and audio appeal to multiple learning styles
  • ADA and FERPA compliant

How to Integrate Information Literacy Core into your Curriculum

In the navigation menu on the left, you can view all modules in the Master List of Modules.  To offer modules to your students, use the Get Stable Links page. 

You have several options.  Generally, using the LTI option to integrate CREDO resources is the best choice for Blackboard and LMS systems.  The other options (Direct Links and Embed Codes) provide access, but with limitations on grading functionality or requiring additional logins:

  • LTI links. LTI links integrate CREDO  content directly with the Blackboard system.  If CREDO links are configured using the LTI links as a Blackboard tool, Any online CREDO assessments completed by the user can be automatically entered into the Blackboard grade book.  This includes quiz results and the "checkpoint" activities in videos and tutorials.
  • Direct links.  Direct links are URLs which should work anywhere (as Web Links within Blackboard or anywhere outside of Blackboard, too).  They open the module in a new window that includes proxy server codes for off campus users.  If you enter CREDO resources into your LMS using the "Direct Link" URL,  any online CREDO assessments completed by the student can only be submitted if the student inputs email addresses where results can be sent
  • Embed Codes.  These are like direct links though they open within the frame of your LMS rather than in a new window.

Consult with your favorite librarian to learn more about integrating librarian-led research sessions into your course.  Also see information on this page to help you integrate information literacy instruction into your curriculum.

Contact Tim Held ( with questions.

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