Canvas Course Modules

SMU Libraries provides research and information literacy course modules for you to import into your Canvas course. The modules provide a simple overview of the content, basic readings, and quizzes to reinforce student learning. Each module has suggested activities for further learning. We can create customized modules upon request. 


Available Modules

Evaluating News Media

Student Learning Objectives:

  • Identify features of the news media landscape
  • Distinguish between hard news, feature news, opinion journalism, and press releases
  • Identify standard professional expectations and ethics
  • Identify different types of bias related to the news

Writing with Sources for Graduate Students

Student Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the purpose of citation
  • Identify when to cite sources
  • Differentiate between quoting, summarizing, and paraphrasing and their rhetorical purposes
  • Distinguish between good and poor examples of paraphrasing
  • Identify good working habits for managing sources and developing writing


Import Library Modules

  1. Go to Canvas Commons
  2. Search for SMU Libraries
  3. Import module (instructions)


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