Assignments can be powerful teaching tools. Well-designed assignment are more likely to generate student engagement and learning in both distance and face-to-face settings (and are easier and more satisfying to grade!) In this workshop we’ll focus on the ES information literacy (IL) learning outcome in conducting an assignment charrette (a term borrowed from architecture education, denoting a collaborative design process). Participants will receive concrete feedback from peers on how to strengthen the IL assignment they bring to the session and how to link assignments to important course/program outcomes in ways that create more coherent pathways for students. Participants are required to submit an assignment to share—this can be one that has worked well but may be in need of a “refresh,” or one that has not worked as you hoped.