Research Basics is a free, self-paced academic research skills course launched in 2015. The course is currently open only to previously enrolled students (accounts created before April 1, 2018) while we work to move the course content to another platform.

We hope to relaunch the course by September 2018. If you have questions or would like to be notified when the course is again open to new enrollees, please contact us at

About Research Basics

Research Basics is currently a Moodle-based course containing three modules of three lessons each. Lessons are made up of video lectures followed by practice activities. After completing all three lessons in a module, students may take a quiz, get feedback and a score, and earn a badge. An Instructor’s Guide is available upon request and includes classroom activities and rubrics, as well as the scripts for each video lesson.