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The OASIS Tutorial

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OASIS Tutorial Overview

OASIS: Online Advancement of Student Information Skills is a tutorial that fulfills the Basic Information Competence Requirement. It is an online, self-paced program consisting of eight chapters with quizzes. After completing OASIS, you will be able to understand the basic strategies for determining information requirements for various research projects, as well as locating, retrieving, using, and evaluating information in both electronic and print formats.

The amount of time it takes to complete OASIS may vary, depending on your familiarity with computers, research methods, and information sources. Most students spend a cumulative total of 6 to 8 hours reading the eight chapters and taking the quizzes. You can view the OASIS chapters and take the quizzes at your leisure and it is not necessary to do them in one sitting. You must complete the OASIS tutorial within one year of the date you first began OASIS.

Getting started

Go to the OASIS home page and follow the "Begin OASIS" link. From this page, which provides a short overview, you can link to the OASIS chapters. Read a chapter or chapters and then link to the quizzes from the Summary page of any chapter. You will need your student ID number and your SF State Password to access the quizzes (see below for further info).

If you do not know your SF State Password, the SF State ID, SF State password and login assistance page is at http://www.sfsu.edu/online/troubletips.htm. The phone number for Student Services is: (415) 338-2350.

Getting HELP

Assistance with OASIS is available:

  • by sending an email message to infocomp@sfsu.edu
    note: if you failed a quiz and need to make an appointment, email some days/times you are available
  • by visiting the Research Assistance Desk.
  • by calling 415-405-3653

Accessing OASIS

Since OASIS is an online, web-based tutorial, it is accessible from any computer with an Internet connection. In addition to accessing OASIS from home, you may also use computers located in the Library or the campus computer labs.

For security purposes, you must access the quizzes with your student ID number and SF State Password from the OASIS Quiz login page, linked from the Summary page of each OASIS chapter.

Quizzes

There are eight chapters in OASIS. Each chapter has a quiz. Each quiz consists of ten questions about the material covered in the chapter. A successful quiz score is 80 or higher. If you do not receive a score of 80 or higher, you may retake the quiz up to five times. If you do not pass a quiz by the sixth attempt, you will need to make an appointment to see an OASIS Instructor by sending an email to infocomp@sfsu.edu.

You must complete the quizzes sequentially. In other words, you must successfully pass Quiz 1 before advancing to Quiz 2. When you have passed all eight quizzes, you have completed OASIS and your fulfillment of the Basic Information Competence Requirement will show up on your SF State Test Score report and your DARS.

Deadline for completing OASIS

In general, you must complete the OASIS tutorial within one year of the date you take Quiz 1. If OASIS is a requirement for a class, please check with your instructor about deadlines. Other deadlines may also apply (see information about the Basic Information Competence Requirement).

Verification of completion

Once you have successfully completed OASIS, your student record will be updated to indicate that you have fulfilled the Basic Information Competence Requirement. "Completed" status will appear on your Test Score Report and on your Degree Audit Report (DARS), but not on your unofficial transcript. You can obtain a copy of your Test Score Report from the MySFSU (Student Information Service) web page.

What if I'm not currently enrolled in classes?

You do not need to be enrolled in classes in order to complete OASIS. However, you do need to have a valid SF State Password.

If you do not know your SF State Password, the SF State ID, SF State password and login assistance page is at http://www.sfsu.edu/online/troubletips.htm. The phone number for Student Services is: (415) 338-2350.

What if I've already fulfilled the Library Requirement?

If you have successfully completed a version of the Library workbook (it was graded and you received a certificate), you have fulfilled the Library Requirement. You do not need to complete OASIS.

If you are enrolled in a class that requires the completion of OASIS, you may need to complete OASIS even if you have previously done the workbook. Please check with your instructor about requirements for the course. If you have already completed the workbook and need to complete the OASIS Tutorial, you must send an email message to infocomp@sfsu.edu in order to gain access to the quizzes.

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