Course Readings

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

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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.
  • Textbooks

    • 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.
  • Questions

    Enrol in the Introduction to Course Readings course for further information or email us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Download the Course Readings Quick Reference Guide or look for your question below.

Creating a list

  • Can I re-use a reading list from a previous teaching period?

    Yes, reading lists can be rolled over (or reused) for new teaching periods. On the Course Readings welcome page in your course, select ‘Create list from an existing list’ and search for the previous version of the course. The reading list will be rolled over to your new course.

    If you are new to teaching a course and do not have access to the previous reading list, please email the Course Readings team. The team can roll over the list on your behalf.

    Hit ‘Publish’ after you have edited and updated the list to make visible to students and to allow the Library to begin processing requests (e.g., move to high use or digitisation). Enrol in the Introduction to Course Readings course and view the rolling over a reading list page for more information.

  • Why can't I see the welcome page to create a list?

    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. Add items to the existing list as needed.

Adding items to a list

Adding requests to items

Sharing a list