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Forsyth Library Tutorials

Use these videos, tutorials, and other tools to learn how about Forsyth Library, how to use Forsyth Library's resources and services, and tips for research, writing, and citing.

Tutorials to Learn About Writing and Citing

Avoiding Plagiarism

This video discusses plagiarism and how to avoid it when using and citing resources, including:

  • What is plagiarism?
  • How to properly cite your sources
  • Summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting
  • Writing resources for on-campus and virtual students

Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial

Writing a Literature Review

This video discusses citation management and citation tracing when searching for sources, including:

  • What is a literature review?
  • What is "the literature"?
  • Stand alone literature review vs. a segment of a larger paper
  • Characteristics of a literature review

Literature Review Tutorial

Literature Reviews

Learn what a literature review is, how to find a topic, gather and read resources, and tips for writing. This guide includes information about:

  • Narrowing the literature review topic
  • Search and gather the literature
  • Read and analyze the literature
  • Examples and writing resources

Literature Review Guide Screenshot

Citation and Documentation Styles

This guide provides resources you can find at Forsyth Library and online, as well as a quick guide to the types of sources most often cited for the following styles:

  • APA
  • MLA
  • Chicago Manual of Style
  • Others (ACS, ASA, CSE)

Citation and Documentation Style LibGuide

Citation Management and Citation Tracing

This video discusses citation management and citation tracing when searching for sources, including:

  • Citation management software
  • Zotero
  • Citation Tracing
  • Scholarly Communications & Publishing Guide
Citation Management and Citation Tracing Tutorial

Interactive Citation Tutorials

APA Citation Game: Reference List

This interactive tutorial is designed to help students write APA citations for journal articles, e-books, book chapters, news articles, and encyclopedia articles.

  • Instructions are provided in English and Mandarin.
  • The tutorial generates a certificate of completion indicating how many questions the students answered correctly; the certificate can be printed, emailed, or saved as a PDF for proof of completion and for easy grading.
  • To learn more about APA citation style, visit the Citation and Documentation Styles Guide

APA Citation Game: In-Text Citations

This interactive tutorial is designed to help students write in-text citations in APA style, including works by multiple authors, no date, organization authors, multiple articles, and more.

  • Instructions are provided in English and Mandarin.
  • The tutorial generates a certificate of completion indicating how many questions the students answered correctly; the certificate can be printed, emailed, or saved as a PDF for proof of completion and for easy grading.
  • To learn more about APA citation style, visit the Citation and Documentation Styles Guide

Embedding and Integrating Tutorials into Blackboard

How to Embed This Tutorial in Blackboard:

  1. Visit the VidGrid link provided in the table above
  2. Select and copy (Ctrl+C) all of the Embed Code text listed in the video description on VidGrid
  3. In Blackboard, create and name an Item (or any other Blackboard tool that includes the standard Text Editor) 
  4. Click the HTML button at the bottom right of the Tool Buttons to open the HTML editor 
  5. Paste (Ctrl+V) the embed code within the HTML window and click Update and Submit

How to Add Library Tutorial Playlist (SCORM) into Blackboard:

  1. Open your course in Blackboard and find where you’d like to put it. From the "Build Content" Dropdown, choose “Content Package (SCORM)".
  2. From the "Attach File" area, select "Browse Content Collection".
  3. From the "Browse" tab's dropdown arrow, select “Library Content". Select the “Forsyth Library Tutorials” folder.
  4. Select the checkbox next to the desired tutorial playlist .zip file and click "Submit"
  5. Choose "Submit" again (this step takes a while to load the next screen).
  6. Add a title and description. Under "SCORM Availability" select the following settings:
    1. Make SCORM Available: YES
    2. Number of Attempts: Allow unlimited attempts
    3. Track Number of Views: YES
  7. Under "Grading" select your desired options (NOTE: You must select grading options now, you won’t be able to change the grading items after importing the SCORM object into your course. We suggest the default settings, but descriptions are below.)
    1. No Grading - You could pair the library tutorials with an additional Blackboard item such as a Discussion Question, Quiz, or other assignment. This means that Bb does not add an individual line item in to your gradebook for SCORM.
    2. SCORM Score - Marks the SCORM as a full or partial score in the gradebook based on the progress the student made in advancing through the SCORM
    3. SCORM Completion - Marks the SCORM as a checkmark in your gradebook once the student selects the last item in the SCORM
    4. SCORM Satisfaction - Not enabled
  8. The SCORM should now appear as an item in your course. By default the SCORM opens up as a pop-up window. However, for a better student experience, click the small grey arrow to the right of the SCORM title in your Learning Module and select "Edit".
  9. Scroll down to the "Advanced Options" section of the screen and select "Yes". Click the second menu item "Launch Behavior" and under SCO Launch Type, select "Frameset" from the dropdown menu. Click "Submit"