Using the University's Reading List system

What is your Leganto Reading List?

Your Leganto Reading List is an online collection of books, articles and media materials that you share with your students.

It's a really good time saving thing, it's very quick to just drag and drop reading into the list on Leganto.

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences

Screenshot of a Leganto Reading List

Creating and managing your online reading list - guidance and support

Why use the online reading list system?

Benefits to students

  • Find all their reading materials in one place.
  • Access direct links to e-resources.
  • Key reading is tagged which helps students manage their reading time.
  • Annotated entries direct students to relevant parts of the text.
  • Reading list is visible to students in Blackboard.
  • Experience consistency across modules.

Benefits to staff

  • Create and manage your online reading list from within Blackboard.
  • Structure your list to suit your module delivery.
  • Add recommended reading from our Library collection or the internet.
  • Direct your students to the relevant chapter by adding guidance notes, eg see chapter 7.
  • Share resources legally.
  • Publish your list to make it visible to the new cohort.
  • Work on the web - no downloads required.

Webinars - University Reading Lists

The webinar will introduce you to the University Reading Lists. We will explain how to get started with the reading list system, outline the benefits of online reading lists to learning and teaching and guide you to further support. You will leave the session able to create an online reading list that gives your students access to their recommended reading.

Friday 7 January, 11.00am - 12.00pm

Wednesday 12 January, 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Tuesday 18 January, 10.00am - 11.00am

Thursday 27 January, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Thursday 3 February, 11.00am - 12.00pm

To organise a reading list webinar for your department, contact your Liaison Librarian.

Contacts for further support

For support with your reading list please contact the Library:

Speak to the Librarian for your subject.

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