Course Readings is a tool in MyUni that provides students with easy access to course material, while providing academics with a fast and user-friendly way of managing all kinds of readings.
Introduction to Course Readings MyUni course
Enrol in the self-paced Introduction to Course Readings in MyUni to learn how to create a reading list and share readings, textbooks, and other resources with your students. The course includes step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting tips for using Course Readings.
Course Readings Guidelines
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. Add tags to item to provide instructions to the Library to help with processing more quickly.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Creating a list
Adding items to a list
Why can't I see the blue "Add items +" button?
Can I upload a file of the required pages?
Yes. Drag the file to upload it against the citation.
NOTE: All uploaded files must comply with copyright regulations. If the file is third party material, it must be checked by the Course Readings team.
What is My Collection?
My Collection is your own personal Course Readings library. Resources saved in My Collection can be reused across multiple readings lists. You can also add items to My Collection using the 'Cite it' browser tool.
See the Introduction to Course Readings course for further details.
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.
Why doesn't the link in Course Readings go straight to the chapter of the ebook?
You may like to add instructions advising students which chapter to read. Enrol in the Introduction to Course Readings course and view the add instructions for students page for more information.
What if I want to set a whole print book as a required or recommended reading, how do I communicate this?
If you require a print book for your course, and do not need digitisation of the material, add a 'No Digitization Required' tag to the item. You can also add a tag to request to move the print item to the Library's High Use collection. See Adding requests to items for more information.
Enrol in the Introduction to Course Readings course and view the adding requests to reading list items page for more information.
My course only has a textbook. Does this affect me?
Yes. Create a Course Readings list and add the textbook to your list. If you require a copy to be added to the High Use collection, add a 'Move to High Use' tag to the item. Enrol in the Introduction to Course Readings course and view the add requests to reading list items page for more information.
Adding requests to items
If I think the library has scanned the pages already, do I need to put in another digitization request?
No. Edit the citation, changing the Type to book chapter and add the chapter title.
When would I use the Inter Library Loan required tag?
Use the tag when the Library, or yourself, cannot supply a scan from a print source.
Why can't I see the option to place a digitization request?
Your reading list may not be associated with a course. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I ask for digitization of more than 2 sets of page ranges from a book?
Yes. You may add the first two in the Pages boxes of the digitization request form. Add any more page ranges as a Note.
Sharing a list
Can I export my reading list, including sections and individual citations?
Yes! Click on '…' and navigate to Export. There are a range of options including Word, PDF and Excel.