Project Description

Reading List

Course resource lists made easy

Purpose

Utilising the library reading list tool can help you to maximise the use of library resources in a way which is copyright compliant and adds more student functionality and interactivity.

Why use it?

Would you like to know whether your students actually read and view the course materials in their course? Would you like to save your students money and time by having reading materials available as e-books or digitised readings created by the library? Would you like to be free of worrying about copyright compliance? Reading Lists do all of this and more.

An Academic’s perspective of using Reading Lists

Benefits for Teachers

  • Link students directly to study materials (to RMIT library & external sources)
  • Ensure copyright compliance
  • Request readings to be digitised (the library does it for you)
  • Perfect for Blended Learning: add videos, e-book chapters, articles, interactive web tools
  • Provides statistics on student usage
  • Collect and store readings, then add them to courses whenever you want
  • Easy to update and rollover lists each semester
  • Collaborate with others to create reading lists

Benefits for Students

  • Reading Lists look inviting and help students feel comfortable with using scholarly materials
  • Students state that the Reading Lists make them more curious and encourages them to read more
  • Students can simply click on the learning resource and it is right there ready for them to view (on computer, tablet & smart phone)
  • Reduces the cost of course materials for students by maximising the use of library-owned resources and open educational resources

How to use it?

Integrated with Canvas the library reading list tool (Leganto) allows you to create a dynamic reading list for your course that connects students directly with the library.
like and discuss features
Additional features allow students to interact and personalise their interactions with the library content. Students can mark their readings as completed, like and discuss. They can suggest materials to add to the reading list and keep their own personal collections.
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Analytics can be generated through reports. You can get data on student engagement which provides you with insight to what resources are getting the most traction with your students

 

Four easy steps to creating a Reading List:

  • Add the Reading List app to your Canvas course navigation
  • Create a new Reading List
  • Add items to your Reading List
  • Send the list to the library and publish
different types of content

At the end of semester:

• Roll over your Reading List for the next semester

Take a look at our downloadable resource for more information.

Video tutorial

Resources