For my Information Literacy and Instruction class I created the following set of two-minute videos and related assessments. My idea was to make these available and required early on in the semester for the students in the freshman classes I am assigned to do one shot instruction for this next Fall. I plan to go through all of their answers to the assessments to understand what topics I should focus on in that class session. I wanted to create a baseline to get everyone up to so that we could have as effective of a learning experience as possible. Often times we focus in so much on particular skills that we miss the chance to expose students to the overarching concept behind research. You will also notice that I tried to work in some of the new ACRL Threshold concepts that I have previously discussed here and here. So please comment below and let me know any suggestions you have for edits to the videos, assessments, and/or other topics I should add to the baseline videos. Has anyone else ever tried a similar set of introductory videos before, particularly for freshman? Have you done pre-assessments to help you plan your information literacy instruction before? If so did you find the information helpful?