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My Reading List Guide

Guide for module leaders to create reading lists using My Reading List powered by Leganto software

Tips for better reading lists

This video will show you several ways to make your reading list more dynamic and interactive for students.

Creating sections

You can make your reading lists more dynamic by organising them into sections and directing students toward sources they need for a particular lecture or assignment. Items within a section can be moved up or down a list by hovering over the item, clicking and holding the blue panel and then dragging the item to wherever you want it

Add tags

Add tags to each individual item to mark them as core, recommended or supplementary.  Adding tags to each item will help the Library determine how many copies of each item to stock, in the event that the item is not available electronically. It will also inform students as to the relative importance of each item.

Adding notes for your students

You can add a public note to individual items to recommend students use them in specific ways. For example, you may wish to draw their attention to certain information or pages they should read, or give them some helpful tips for completing the work. These notes can be created when you add the item to your list by selecting the Add and Edit button, or you can edit an item already in your list by clicking on the item and adding a public note.

Adding notes for yourself

You can also add a private note which will appear only to you. This might be a reminder of points you want to make when discussing this item with your students.

Avoid using direct links to PDFs

We recommend adding web links rather than direct links to PDFs.  This is because a direct ink to PDF document may become out of date as there may be a new updated PDF which will be on a different link.  Adding the web link which gives access to  the PDF means the link should show the latest version of the document.