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English 2010 Lesson Plans: Online

COVID-19

Please Note:

Library Integration During COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the library is not offering face-to-face library days for composition courses at this time. In lieu of the face-to-face library days, we have developed and revised Canvas modules that can be used to teach evaluating sources, investigating a topic, and synthesis. If you have any questions about our integration during the pandemic, please contact your librarian.

The English 2010 Curriculum

What We Do:  

We partner every section of English 2010 with a librarian.  This site highlights our approach to helping students with three major learning goals:  

  1. Helping students learn how to evaluate information.
  2. Helping students learn how to investigate a topic.
  3. Helping students learn how to synthesize the information they find in order to contribute to the conversation themselves.

We are very flexible!  We can adapt these lessons or work out something specific to your goals.  We find that the three concepts highlighted here are areas students struggle with and we have had success in teaching them new strategies to help develop these research skills. We are excited to work with you!  If you have questions, contact Katie Strand (katie.strand@usu.edu). 

How These Lessons Work Together

We recommend using all three lessons together and in the following order: Evaluating Sources; Investigating a Topic; and Understanding & Using Synthesis. These modules work best when integrated into the Canvas course and students are given credit for completing the work. We are happy to add things to Canvas for you - just let us know!

"Evaluating Sources" for Online Classes

"Investigating a Topic" for Online Classes

Student Preparation for Investigating a Topic Module

Students should read through and understand the expectations for their research assignment.

Concepts for Instructors to Introduce Prior to the Module

  • The Importance of multiple perspectives in research
    • Marginalized Groups
    • Intersectionality

"Understanding & Using Synthesis" for Online Classes

Student Preparation for Understanding & Using Synthesis Module

Students should have read some research on their topic and are ready to begin filling out a research matrix.

Concepts for Instructors to Introduce Prior to the Module:

(All concepts below are covered in the Investigating a Topic module)

  • Academic Search Ultimate
  • Search strategies
  • Representation of marginalized groups in research

How to import the tutorials into your Canvas course

1. Click the Canvas import file for the tutorial you want to use and save the file onto your computer.
2. Within your Canvas course, click "Settings" in the left-hand menu.
3. On the right side of the resulting "Course Details" page, click the "Import Content into this Course" button.
4. Within the "Content Type" drop-down, choose "Canvas Course Export Package."
5. Click the "Choose File" button and select the downloaded Canvas export file on your computer. Click "Open."
6. Next to Content, choose the "All Content" button.
7. Click "Import." It will take a few minutes to upload.
8. When the import process is finished, you will see a green Completed button. At this point, you can go into your course modules and place the tutorial modules at the desired location(s) in your course.

Need help? Contact your partnered librarian or Katie Strand (katie.strand@usu.edu). We are also happy to import the tutorials for you.