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State University of New York

Digital Information Literacy

State University of New York via Coursera


A Digital Artifact is an object that represents one’s learning. In today’s changing educational landscape, more courses call for a visual item as opposed to a “traditional” assignment or project. There are a multitude of free tools and software at our fingertips. This online course will provide tips, suggestions, and strategies for creating an interesting digital artifact in select, intuitive platforms.

In this course you will learn to identify and define a Digital Artifact so you may create an infographic, slide show, website or video. You will also learn best practices in digital media design and about Creative Commons licensing and citing your sources. Assessments will conclude each learning module to gauge your understanding as will peer-reviewed assignments to foster a sense of community through learning.

There are no prerequisites for this course however, taking Advanced Information Literacy prior will scaffold skills that will augment your understanding of the benchmarks in this digital literacy course.


  • Foundations of Digital Literacy
    • Foundations of Digital Literacy
  • Accessing Digital Information
    • Accessing Digital Information
  • Evaluating Digital Information
    • Evaluating Digital Information
  • How to Manage Digital Information
  • Advanced Digital Literacy Project and Peer Assessment

Taught by

Cynthia A. Tysick, Bryan Sajecki, Nicole Thomas and Jocelyn Swick-Jemison

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