Digital Information Literacy (DIL) Proficiency Exam

Available August 17, Due September 15, 2017

student working on laptopIf you'll be entering William & Mary as part of the "social class" of 2019 or later, you'll complete the College (COLL) Curriculum, and this section does not apply to you. This section also does not apply to students readmitted under the COLL Curriculum.

If you'll be entering the classes of 2018 or earlier or you are readmitted under a college catalog of 2013-14 or earlier, you'll complete the GER Curriculum, which requires the Digital Information Literacy (DIL) proficiency. Completing the DIL proficiency involves a brief tutorial, which you should read in advance, followed by a set of questions that cover topics such as evaluating information on the web, information ethics, communication through the internet, and security/privacy issues.

The Office of Academic Advising administers the Tribe Studies mini-course, which will explain the DIL in more detail. You'll have access to the tutorial and instructions on how to complete the DIL exam through a Blackboard course by August 17. The exam deadline is September 15, 2017. Your exam score won't appear on any W&M transcript, and your advisors and other professors won't be informed of your score, only your passing status. Failure to pass the DIL exam by the deadline will block your priority registration for spring semester classes and will require you to enroll in the INTR 160 course on digital information literacy in spring 2018.

 Access the DIL Tutorial and ExaM (Blackboard)