The Signature Course faculty toolkit provides resources for integrating information literacy into class curriculum. TIS, along with Library Instruction Services, completed a rebuild of the Signature Course Faculty Toolkit while transitioning it to the Libraries Content Management System.
A previous project to develop the toolkit was completed for the 2009-2010 school year. Over the course of the year feedback was received resulting in a decision to redesign the toolkit. The redesign simplifies the site by bringing focus to searching, browsing by tags, and by providing graphical icons for Faculty Examples.
The rebuild provided the opportunity to transition the toolkit into the Libraries Content Management System. The previous version was managed from an XML file, with a complex schema, requiring precise manual entries with manual linking of files. By adding the toolkit to the CMS content owners have been able to add and update content with consistent tagging, easily interlinking objects, and quickly attaching files while navigating the site.
Already the ease of updating the toolkit has proven to be a great improvement. We hope users find the site improved with more updated content.