FYE Instruction

We believe that all students should begin their college career with a basic foundation of information in the academic environment, regardless of their experiences prior to entering college. To help reach this goal, we’ve developed two flexible sessions, each with an asynchronous module and an in-person synchronous session tailored to specific course needs.

Send us a request to schedule one or both of the sessions: https://forms.gle/CMsousJDJYfNPgdQA

We'll work with you to customize the sessions to meet the needs and goals of your course. We will embed the asynchronous modules for the chosen sessions into the location of your choice on your OnCourse site or work with you to host it elsewhere. You'll have the option to use completion of the modules as a graded activity, a participation grade, or no grade. Your students will complete the modules prior to the in-person session in which we explore the concepts introduced in the modules through active learning and group work. 

Instructions on how to embed the asynchronous modules into your OnCourse site. 


Finding Information

Asynchronous Module

This asynchronous module + in-person session introduces students to: 

  • the information landscape of academia as well as the services and resources available to them; 
  • explores the development of effective search strategies for finding a variety of information; 
  • examines different types of information and their uses; and 
  • acquaints them with tools and methods for tracking and organizing research. 


Documenting Information

Asynchronous Module

This asynchronous module + in-person session introduces students to: 

  • citations and their role in the scholarly conversation and academic writing; 
  • examines the incorporation of sources into one's work including tips to avoid plagiarism; and
  • explores the creation of citations using style guides as well as recommended citation generators and managers.