About the Information Literacy Dashboard

What is the Information Literacy Dashboard?

The Information Literacy (IL) Dashboard is a set of self-paced, online learning modules designed to help students use information ethically and accurately within a paper or project.   The IL Dashboard is reviewed and updated each year.  Students access the IL Dashboard by self-enrolling in a free course through Palomar’s Canvas site.

NOTE: The new quiz in the Plagiarism module is graded by librarians on a weekly basis. Once the semester is over the grades will be cleared for all students in anticipation for the next semester.

Palomar students and faculty may use this link to self-enroll in the IL Dashboard course for FREE.  Please contact April Cunningham at acunningham@palomar.edu if you have any questions or concerns about this Information Literacy tutorial!

Each module takes approximately 20 to 60 minutes to complete, depending on a student’s experience incorporating outside sources into a paper or project.  The modules include videos, interactive lessons, and a final module quiz.  Students receive immediate feedback on both the interactive lessons and quizzes.  On the assessment for the Avoiding Plagiarism module, students also get personalized feedback from Palomar librarians.  If a student is not satisfied with the results, they may complete the modules again.

Who Created Dashboard?

Palomar faculty requested a tool for helping students to improve their information literacy skills. A planning council then granted funding to develop the Dashboard in 2012.  The IL Dashboard continues to be updated and improved by the IL Dashboard development team – dashboard@palomar.edu