to the CSUS Information
Information Competence unit is an integral part of both COMS 4
and COMS 5 classes and is also required by some other professors
to ensure their students have learned the information skills
necessary to understand and complete research projects for their
classes. Your participation and scores will be included as part
of your course grade. Failure to complete the assignment
may result in an incomplete or F for your course.
the end of this project you will be able to:
a Research Topic
your Information Requirements for your Research Question
and Retrieve Relevant Information
the Technological Tools For Accessing Information
the Ethical, Legal, and Socio-Political Issues Surrounding
Information and Information Technology
students already have these skills. You may demonstrate
your information competence and test-out of the
requirement by scoring 80% or more on the Pre-Test.
If you get less than 80% you must go through the tutorials and
exercises for each of the Information Competencies and then take
a Post-Test. You may work on the tutorial at your convenience.
The entire assignment will take you several hours. When you have
satisfactorily completed this tutorial your record will reflect
that you have successfully demonstrated the following six
Information Competencies expected of all CSUS students prior to
campus labs are configured properly for WebCT but if you plan to
do the assignment from off campus you must make sure the browser
you are using is configured properly.
you fail to prepare your browser settings for WebCT, WebCT will
not grade your tests and quizzes. You must Enable Java
and Set Cache. Click this link to go to the Browser
Tune Up page and follow the instructions for the browser you
are currently using. It will help you determine if you need to
upgrade your browser for WebCT.
Before you enter WebCT you must know that:
SacLink account number is your WebCT ID.
Your SacLink Password is your WebCT Password.
will take 48 hours after you create a SacLink account for that
information to be transferred to WebCT. If you do not have a
SacLink account, go immediately to: https://www.saclink.csus.edu/saclink/
to create one.
go to WebCT, click on the URL below. Click on My WebCT and
enter your SacLink ID and password to login: