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Intro to Info Lit Classes

Asychronous classes teaching about information literacy for student use, or faculty to assign.

Class 4 instructions

Class 4: How Information is Made

Welcome to the fourth Intro to Info Lit class. Please read instructions in the modules, complete activities, and watch the videos.

You will have a Kahoot quiz at the end and need to score 4000+ points to earn a badge.

There is also a survey at the end. It is optional but fast, easy, & much appreciated. Your feedback will help us improve the class. 

Class 4 steps heading Inform video

Step 1: Inform Your Thinking video 

  • To get you thinking about how information is made, watch this short video created by the Oklahoma State University Library.
  • Click the "CC" button for closed captions.

Inform Your Thinking videos are licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 CC BY-NC Attribution-Non Commercial license.

Class 4 steps heading Info Needs define

Step 2: Defining Information & Communication Needs 

These 3 slides will define an information need and communication. Click the arrow on the side of the image to see the next slide. 

Class 4 Information Needs Define gallery

Information & Communication Need?

What are Information & Communication Needs?

Click the arrow to go to the next slide.

Defining information need

Defining communication

Example of an information need

Class 4 steps heading Info Needs activities

Step 3: Activities for Identifying Your Information Needs 

  •  Complete the 2 activities below. While doing the activities ask yourself these questions to think about how information is made:
    • What is it that I want to know?
    • Where do I go to look for answers to my questions?
    • Where do I go to share information?  
    • What's the difference between information you get from social media, news sources, and academic sources?


Class 4 - Info Needs activities

Activity 1

Identify your information needs: what do you want to know from Google?


  • Click the link below.
  • Answer the question then close the window.
  • View results in the WordCloud below the link.



think about it bitmoji



  • Think about it: 
    • What kinds of questions do people ask Google?
    • What kinds of results do you expect to get from Google?


WordCloud results:


Activity 2: Polls

Identify your information needs: sources of information

Which source do you use the most when looking for information?
Social media: 1 votes (16.67%)
Magazines: 0 votes (0%)
News sites (ex. CNN, Fox, NYT, WSJ, etc…): 1 votes (16.67%)
Government sites (CDC,, Dept. of Defense, EPA, etc..): 1 votes (16.67%)
Journals: 3 votes (50%)
Total Votes: 6


Where do you most frequently communicate information?
Social media: 0 votes (0%)
Face-to-face discussions: 1 votes (16.67%)
Texts or email: 5 votes (83.33%)
Class assignments (research papers, discussion boards, speeches, lab reports, etc…): 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 6

Class 4 steps heading - Credo video Understanding Communication

Step 4: Understanding the Communication Need

  •  Watch this short video discussing how information is used to communicate effectively. 
  • If you're viewing off campus, you will need to use your Moodle log in.  
  • Closed captions and transcript available. 


Class 4 steps heading Kahoot

Step 5: Kahoot 

Information Timeline and Information Sources

  • Kahoot will assign you a nickname. Write it down for Step 5 so we can get you a completion badge.
  • The game has 3 parts.
    • Video discussing types of sources and the Information Timeline
    • 3 ungraded questions that you must answer & will not count against you if you get them wrong
    • 6 graded questions - you must get 4/6 correct to earn a badge
  • After you watch the video, click “Got it” in the top right to go to the next slide.
  • The questions on the quiz will ask you to apply what you've learned from the entire class. 

Class 4: Kahoot link

Class 4 steps heading Survey

Step 6: Class Survey & Badge Information

Info Lit class Survey

Badge survey