Evaluating Sources

Tutorial Contains

Students work through a series of text, photos and video to learn how to successfully evaluate sources to ensure credibility and relevancy to their assignments.

Target Audience

Any students needing an introduction or review of how to evaluate sources.

Tutorial Objectives

  • Understand the importance of source evaluation
  • Learn strategies for addressing bias when evaluating sources
  • Learn evaluation criteria
  • Effectively employ evaluation criteria for academic and personal purposes


This tutorial contains one multiple choice quiz that is auto-graded. Additionally, there is an optional evaluation assignment that requires students find and evaluate sources for a course specific research assignment.

Instructors: if you would like the quiz to be graded automatically, you will need to ensure the quiz is published and available in your gradebook after importing the tutorial. To assign the evaluation assignment you will need to publish it after importing the tutorial, as well.

Canvas integration

  1. Click the Canvas Download button above and save the file onto your computer
  2. Within your Canvas course, click "Settings" in the left-hand menu
  3. On the right side of the resulting "Course Details" page, click the "Import Content into this Course" button"
  4. Within the "Content Type" drop-down, choose "Canvas Course Export Package"
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  6. Next to Content, choose the "Select Specific Content" button
  7. Click "Import." It will take a few minutes to upload
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  9. Check all the options EXCEPT Course Settings and Syllabus Body. Click the "Select Content" button
  10. When the import process is finished, you will see a green Completed button. At this point, you can go into your course modules and place the tutorial modules at the desired location(s) in your course