Online Workbooks : Frequently Asked Questions

Student FAQ

Teacher FAQ

How long will it take to complete the workbook and quiz?
This depends on how many tutorials are in the workbook. The average time for the tutorials is three to seven minutes, and the average length of the quiz is no more than ten minutes. You do not have to work through all of the tutorials at the same time. You can come back and take the quiz whenever you feel like it. You also have the option of skipping the tutorials and going straight for the quiz if you feel ready to take it. But be warned, if you have to register to take the quiz for a class, once you select your teachers' email address, your quiz score will be sent to the instructor BEFORE you see the score.

What happened to my quiz results? I never received them in my email!
There could be several possibilities. Did you enter your email address correctly? Redo the quiz and double check. Did you hit the back button before you finished the quiz? If you abort the quiz before the last question, either by closing the quiz window or hitting the back button, your quiz score will not be sent. If you are still having trouble, please let us know.

How many times can I view the tutorials before I take the quiz?
You may view the tutorials as many times as you need to before you begin the quiz.

How many times can I take the quiz?
If you are doing a workbook for a class, check with your instructor about how many times they will accept quiz results. It depends on the limits imposed by your individual instructor. Be aware that once you register to take the quiz and select your teachers' email address, your quiz score will be sent to the instructor BEFORE you see the score. If you abort the quiz before the last question, either by closing the quiz window or hitting the back button, your quiz score will not be sent. If you are doing the workbook on your own, you may take the quiz as many times as you like.

Why can't I view the tutorials?
The online workbooks require the following:

If you are still having trouble viewing the tutorials, please contact us.

How can I create a workbook for my class?
Please contact us to set up a workbook customized for your class. Your customized workbook will have a unique URL that can be used to direct students to it from your course web page or Canvas.

Should I use a workbook for my class INSTEAD of bringing them in for a face-to-face library session?
That is really up to you. You might want to have your students do the workbook and take the quiz to see how they do, and then decide if a trip to the library seems necessary. We are always happy to have your classes come to the library to meet with a librarian in person. More detailed instruction can take place if your students already have some basics under their belt from the workbook. You can set up your instruction requests with a subject librarian or by using this online form. CO150 instruction requests can be made with the CO150 Instruction Request Form or by contacting Mary Seaman.

Why isn't there a tutorial about...?
We have linked to and created tutorials for what we perceive to be the types of questions people have about using the library. However, if you have a suggestion for other tutorials, we would be happy to consider it. Please let us know.

How can I add my e-mail address to the list of instructors on the pull-down menu for students taking the quiz?
Please contact us and we will add your e-mail address to the list.

How can I get my name off the list of e-mail addresses? I'm tired of getting these e-mails from my students.
Please contact us to have your name removed from the e-mail address list. You might also set some parameters for your students regarding how many chances they have when taking the quiz. You could tell them you will only record the first score you receive, or the best of two, etc. It's up to you.

Do you have questions that weren't covered here? Please let us know.