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First Year Seminar and the Library

Every section of First Year Seminar has an assigned librarian.  FYS instructors work with their librarian to schedule instruction.  Typically, instruction includes practical tips on using library databases and principles of information literacy.  Instruction most often takes place in Lamson 102.

Basis for Inclusion of Library in FYS

From: “The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry”: Goal 4:

  1. Sources of evidence
  2. Using a research library to find evidence
  3. Using online tools to find evidence
  4. Assembling a portfolio of evidence


FYS Library Quiz

Directions for including the library quiz in Moodle:

  1. Log into myPlymouth
  2. Select the myCourses tab and the myCourses window appears
  3. In the center column, select your First Year Seminar section(s) from the Fall 2014 category.  You will now be looking at your course's home page.
  4. If not already opened, click on the Administration block (usually on the left sidebar), and then click on Import.
  5. You may need to search for the file if you have never imported it before.  In the Search box, type in "Seminar", and click on the search button
  6. The course First Year Seminar Resources should appear. Select the radio button to its left and click the Continue button
  7. Select the Next button (Backup settings page)
  8. Near the top of the screen, look for the word Select. Then, click on None.
  9. Click on the box General and then click on the box Library First Year Seminar Quiz(semester, name)
  10. Select the Next button at the bottom of the page
  11. Scroll to the bottom of this page and select Perform import (the Library Quiz and Topic 1 should be the only green check marks listed)
  12. The import procedure will begin. When the process is complete, you will see the sentence Import Complete.  Click the Continue button to visit your course page.
  13. Now that you have imported the Library Quiz, you'll need to edit its settings. Click the Turn editing on button in the top right corner of your course page.
  14. Locate your Library Quiz.  To the right of the quiz listing, you will see the option Edit with a pull down menu. Click on Edit and select Edit settings from the list.  Be sure to select a start and close date for your quiz and any other options as desired.
  15. When you are finished, scroll to the bottom of the page and select Save and return to course.
  16. For those teaching two sections of a First Year Seminar, you will need to import the quiz for both sections unless you have merged them into one Moodle section.