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Piper Cumbo

Welcome to Auburn University Libraries CREDO's Information Literacy - Core

Information Literacy - Core

Auburn University Libraries Information Literacy Core broadens the Libraries instructional reach with standards-aligned multimedia content that can be used in courses, one-shot sessions, and at the point of need. Information Literacy – Core (also known as InfoLit – Core) uses innovative technology and proven pedagogy to build essential information literacy and critical-thinking skills that will help students thrive in their academic careers and beyond. Analytics tools allow for the measurement of student outcomes and demonstrate the value of foundational skills instruction.



  • Teach students essential foundational skills that are shown to impact retention, GPA levels, graduation rates, and overall student success.
  • Engage users with high-quality videos and tutorials on topics of profound importance to their current studies and lifelong goals. 
  • Simplify collaboration with faculty by providing in-demand instructional content that is easy to embed in learning management systems and LibGuides. 
  • Save time and resources compared to creating materials from scratch. 
  • Devote more time to hands-on instruction by using multimedia to “flip the class.”
  • Assess student progress and adjust your instruction strategy based on real evidence.
  • Maintain accreditation requirements around information literacy and critical thinking standards.


  • Multimedia content: 100+ customizable e-learning objects support librarians’ teaching of information literacy and critical-thinking skills.
  • Flexibility: InfoLit – Core lets users mix and match tutorials, videos, and quizzes to address the demands of different courses and specific students.
  • Information Literacy Standards: InfoLit – Core materials align with multiple standards, including the ACRL standards, SCONUL 7 pillars, ANZIIL standards, and the AAC&U Information Literacy VALUE Rubric.
  • Credo Insights: With InfoLit – Core, users can measure student progress with robust analytics for assessment and usage reporting.
    • Drill down into the data on specific quizzes, questions, and answer choices.
    • See specific students’ and classes’ performance on particular assessments and over time.
    • Generate usage reports for the number of students using the platform as well as the frequency of their usage.
    • Filter and compare reports by month and by course.
    • Combine any number of filters for the exact report you need using Insights’ business analytics engine and dynamically generated reports.
    • Illustrate the value of foundational skills instruction to other stakeholders at your institution.
  • Faculty Engagement Module: Faculty-focused content is included in InfoLit – Core, alongside ready-made teaching guides with activity ideas, discussion topics, and standards mapping.
    • Tutorials and videos cover faculty-centered topics such as “Why Information Literacy Matters.”
    • Resources provide best practices and processes for designing effective research assignments..
  • Integration options: The InfoLit Core Courseware platform offers a wide range of integration options, including LibGuides and learning management systems (D2L, Canvas, Moodle, Blackboard, etc). Each item may be added as a digital object, and assessments may be integrated into instructors’ gradebooks. 
  • Instructor access to Credo Insights via LTI: Instructors may access Insights to see student assessment data for themselves, in addition to seeing the grades in their LMS gradebook.
  • FERPA compliance: To ensure students’ privacy, the Courseware platform is fully FERPA-compliant. 
  • ADA compliance: InfoLit – Core is fully ADA-compliant, enabling accessibility for all learners.