IRIS is an Information Literacy project originally developed way back in 2007 with a grant from the Distance Learning Council of Washington, 2007-2008. A lot has changed, and IRIS fell behind the times.
During a Fall 2014 joint sabbatical, librarians Roxanne Dimyan and Kitty Mackey worked on updating the tutorials. They chose to use Adobe Captivate as the platform because of the potential for creating more interactive, accessible content.
During spring quarter 2015, the initial tutorials were beta tested by students and instructors in both face-to-face and online classes.
By the end of spring quarter 2015 five tutorials are ready to take their place alongside the original tutorials. The revised "Avoid Plagiarism" tutorial will be loaded by Fall 2015.
We chose to keep the current container until we reach the point where all the old tutorials have been replaced (or deleted), when we'll move everything to a new platform. We hope to complete the remaining tutorials during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Because the original 2007-2008 files are completely outdated (along with the html and CSS use to create them) we are no longer making the original IRIS files available for download.
However, the new tutorials have minimal branding and were kept, for the most part, generic, so they are still valuable open education resources.
Re-use of IRIS
IRIS is available on the web for anyone to use and link to.
The text in the IRIS tutorials may be copied and reused.
Where indicated, images in the IRIS tutorials are legally-obtained licensed images and may not be further reproduced or reused in any way.