Subject Guides

Information Literacy Toolkit


Creating class websites and blogs

Interested in having students create a class website or blog? SUNY Create provides access to applications like WordPress and Scalar, both of which offer students a place to create, edit, and manage web content. This can provide students a way to increase their communications skills, how to make information accessible to a broad audience, and give them ownership to the content they create.

Creating audio / visual content

Creating audio and visual content provides students new ways to share information in a storytelling format. This can include oral histories, podcasts, videos, and graphics. The Libraries' have a Recording Studio that is an extension of the Digital Scholarship Center. The Recording Studio offers hardware and software to record and edit audio and video content and is available via reservation. The Digital Scholarship Center, located in SL-209, also has laptops in the space with access to Adobe Creative Cloud

Check out some podcasts created by students available on our institutional repository, the ORB. 

Creating an interactive timeline

Interested in having students create interactive multi-media timelines to tell a story? TimelineJS is an open source (free) platform where students can create timelines using Google Sheets.

Creating an interactive map

Interested in having students create an interactive map that can show changes to an area over time or tell the story through a journey? There are a few options available for Binghamton students including ArcGIS (free to anyone at Binghamton University), QGIS, KnightLab's StorymapJS, or creating maps with programming languages like Python and R. 

Creating a digital exhibit

Interested in creating a class exhibit? The Libraries offer access to a platform called Omeka S and SUNY Create has access to two different Omeka options where your class can develop multi-media exhibits and write text to explain the content of the exhibit. 

Creating visualizations with data

Interested in having students create visualizations to display data and text information in new, visual ways? There are a few options available, including Tableau (campus affiliates can get a one year free subscription with their .edu email or Tableau Public is free to use), Voyant, and programming languages like Python and R

Contact us!

Not sure where to begin? Reach out to our Digital Scholarship team to schedule a consultation.