Course Readings provides easy access to materials for students, while providing academics with a fast and user-friendly way of managing all kinds of readings.
It’s never too early to start preparing readings for your next course. CREATE IT or UPLOAD IT (see the Quick reference guides below for help).
To access, click on the Course Readings button on the left in MyUni.
Information about Course Readings
Start here - quick reference guides
Below is a series of quick reference guides, containing everything you need to know to get the most out of Course Readings.
Already have a list?
- Submitting a list to the library
- Splitting courses
- Combining courses
- Re-use an active list for a new teaching period
- Re-use an old list for a new teaching period
Creating your list
- Creating a reading list
- Adding sections
- Add library items to your reading list
- Add a print book to High Use
- Requesting purchase of an item
- Requesting digitisation of a book chapter
- Creating an item for your reading list
- Add items using Cite It!
- Add Cite It! to your browser toolbar
- Adding notes to an item
Work with colleagues
Reviewing your list
- Moving sections in a reading list
- Moving items in a reading list
- Changing viewing dates
- Student view
Publishing your list
Embed your list in teaching
Frequently asked questions
Trouble adding materials to your list
Why can’t I upload or create a list? I can’t see the ‘CREATE IT’ or ‘UPLOAD IT ‘ welcoming page.
This is because there is already a list for your topic. This may have been created by the Library to list High Use items, or by one of your collaborators. You can work on the list. See our Quick reference guides under Creating your list (refer to those about adding items), Reviewing your list, and Already have a list?
Why can’t I upload or create a list? I can’t get to the button.
Try “zooming out” your screen - this will enable you to see more of the screen at once. To do this hold the Crtl key and press ”-“ (minus).
Why don’t I see the red “+” button?
We may not have you associated with the list as an instructor. Please contact us at
Why doesn’t the red “+” button work for me?
The button will not work if you have not created a section in your list. Please double check that you have created a section in your list and try again.
Why can’t I see the option to place a digitisation request?
Please check that your reading list is associated to a course.
Can I ask for digitisation of more than 2 sets of page ranges from a book?
Yes. You may add the first two in the Pages boxes of the digitisation request form. Add any more page ranges as a Note.
Will I infringe Copyright if I …?
The library will check copyright compliance while processing your list. For more information about copyright, take a look at our Copyright Advice website - particularly the information regarding teaching purposes
Can I export my reading list?
Yes! Click on Reading List Options and navigate to Export. There are a range of options including Word, PDF and Excel.
Trouble accessing materials
Why doesn’t the link in Course Readings go straight to the chapter of the ebook?
Depending on the source of the ebook, we may not able to link directly to a chapter. Where this is the case, the link will usually go to a table of contents. From here, students will be able to navigate to the chapter or page numbers.
You may like to add a “public note" advising students which chapter to read.
Transitioning to Course Readings
How do I access Course Readings
I already use DRMC. Do I need to do anything?
The work done by the DRMC (Digital Resources Management Centre) will now be done through Course Readings in preparation for Semester 1 2019. All existing DRMC users will be contacted about transitioning their material to the new system.
Does this affect Equella?
Yes. Access to Equella will be closed from early August 2019. Any links from MyUni modules to material in Equella will not work.
Please use Course Readings to provide access to materials. For help, see our Quick Reference Guides.
My course only has a textbook. Does this affect me?
Yes. If you already make textbooks available through the library, we will be in contact to transition your material to the new Course Readings system.
I've heard of Leganto - what is this and how does it fit in with Course Readings?
Leganto is the name of the software that underpins the new Course Readings tool.
What are the guidelines for Course Readings?
The Library provides the Course Readings service
What the Library will do
- Provide the Course Readings tool to allow you to create a reading list based on the resources you have selected.
- Provide online access to resources wherever possible, including books, chapters, journal articles and audio/video content.
- Ensure online access is available at the time of teaching or ahead of time wherever possible.
- Enable access to materials added to readings lists after the start of the teaching period.
- Manage copyright and licensing agreement requirements.
- Provide access to all required readings via links in MyUni or for print textbooks, the Library’s High Use Collection. Required readings are those that students must read as part of the course.
- Ensure recommended readings are available in the Library’s online or print collections. Recommended readings are those that students may read.
- If not part of the Library’s collections, consider purchase of further readings. Further readings are provided to encourage students to explore.
- Work with MyUni to ensure all support materials are easy to understand and up to date.
What we need from you
- Use the Course Readings system to create your reading list prioritised according to required, recommended and further readings.
How will students access and manage their learning resources?
- Students will have access to their required readings via links in MyUni, or for textbooks, through the Library’s High Use Collection.
- Students will have access to their online recommended and further readings via MyUni provided they are added to the reading list.
- Students will have access to print recommended readings through the Library’s physical collections.
- Students may have access to print further readings through the Library’s physical collections.
- The expectation is that students will buy textbooks required for their course.
- We have an e-preferred policy and will provide electronic versions of textbooks (where licencing permits), in preference to print.
- The Library will provide a limited number of required and recommended textbooks
- for required resources we license up to 3 electronic copies or purchase 1 print copy per 100 students (rounded up).
- for recommended resources we license/purchase 1 copy.