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Plug-and-Play Tutorials

The GCC Library has created a number of Plug-and-Play tutorials and more are on the way! These tutorials are highly interactive learning objects that are able to be uploaded into Canvas courses as graded assignments.


Below you will find both Previews and Download Packages for each tutorial along with their estimated time of completion. The Previews are meant to show the tutorial, so that you can preview it to see if it is something you would like to utilize in your Canvas course. The Download Packages are the actual files and content you will need to upload into your Canvas course. The process of uploading these files into Canvas is really easy thought. For information on how to upload these Download Packages, please see:

Note for Mac Users: On Mac Computers, we recommend not using the Safari browser to upload the tutorials to Canvas, as this browser unzips the Canvas Download Packages and prevents these packages (which need to be in a .zip format) from uploading into Canvas properly. However, there are no issues with students actually taking the tutorials in Canvas on Macs or through Safari.

Important Note about Gradbook Scores: In rare instances, students scores are not populating correctly into the gradebook. This doesn't occur often, but when it does so, students are unable to retake the tutorial to update their score. If this is the case, we suggest letting students print out or take a screenshot of their results page at the end of the tutorial. Then, the instructor can manually enter the score into the gradebook. Sorry for the inconvinience. Alternatively, you can link students to the Tutorial Previews listed above the Canvas Packages, where they will have the opportunity to email their grade at the end of the tutorial.

Quick Introduction to the Library Tutorial

This tutorial does a quick fifteen minute introduction to the GCC Library highlighting the information, ask, and study services we provide.

Argumentative Essay Research -- Online COVID-19 Edition

This short half an hour tutorial shows students how to find research sources for an argumentative essay. It is also designed for the online COVID-19 environment and focuses upon our resources and services during this time of social distancing.

Rhetorical Analysis Research

This tutorial shows students how to find research sources for a rhetorical analysis essay.

What is quality information?

This tutorial shows students how to evaluate information resources.

Plagiarism Tutorial

This tutorial covers the topic of plagiarism, including definitions of plagiarism, examples of plagiarism, and strategies to avoid plagiarism.

MLA Citation Tutorials

This series of tutorials covers MLA Citation in-depth. The tutorial is broken down into two major parts listed below. As well, the first section can be broken down further into four smaller sections if desired. Therefore, for part one you can either upload all of Part One at once or the four sections seperately. Parts are meant to be taken in order for maximum benefit.

MLA Tutorial Preview:

MLA Tutorial Download Packages

APA Citations Tutorials

APA Tutorial Preview:

  • APA Citations Part One (includes sections 1-4) Preview (35 Minutes)

  • This series of tutorials covers APA Citation in-depth. The tuturial can either be taken all at once or through its four component sections. A second part dealing specifically with quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing (similar to the MLA Part Two) is currently under development.

APA Tutorial Download Packages

General GCC Library Tutorial

The General GCC Library Tutorial was developed in an earlier system, and right now cannot be uploaded into Canvas. However, there are plans to make this option available in the future. This being said, you can learn more about the general GCC Library Tutorial through the link below:

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