Reading Lists is a service integrated with Canvas that enables you to successfully link and manage course materials. If you want your students to read, see or hear Library, Internet or desktop content, use Reading Lists to make course materials readily available.
Attribution: This library guide was adapted from the University of Sunshine Coast, Leganto: Creating Reading Lists. https://libguides.usc.edu.au/leganto
Watch Dr. Leigh Wolf describe how she uses reading lists in courses in the Ed.D program at Mary Lou Fulton Teacher's College
The first step is to add the ASU Library Reading list tool to your Canvas course. From your course shell in Canvas, follow these instructions to enable ASU Library Reading Lists.
1. Click on Settings.
2. Choose the Navigation Menu tab.
3. Find the ASU Library Reading Lists item from the menu of disabled items.
4. Move ASU Library Reading Lists item to the menu of visible menu items.
5. Click the Save button.
6. Check to ensure ASU Library Reading Lists is visible in the course navigation menu.
The following video shows these steps in real time.
After you have added the Reading Lists tool to your Canvas course, the next step is to create a reading list (or lists) for your course.
1. Click the ASU Library Reading Lists link in the course navigation menu.
2. Click the Create It button under the create a new reading list from scratch header
3. Give your reading list a descriptive title in the Title field and click Create.
You can also add a description in the Description field. (Adding a description can help you keep your lists organized if you have multiple lists for multiple courses.)
4. Select a template.
You can click the blank template to create a custom list. Or you can choose one of the other templates that are formatted to fit specific semester formats
You can also add beginning and ending dates for your course in the from and to fields. If you choose to add dates to your list, you can also click the section visible only during these dates button. This will restrict the visibility of your list to the dates entered into the fields.
7. Click the Create button.
Now you’re ready to add content, which is covered in the next section of this library guide.
1. Click on the [+] button to open options for adding content. Click on Library Search.
2. Enter the title (article, book chapter, video, etc.) of the item you want to find using quotations, " "
3. Click on the item you want to open the options to placing it in the list.
4. Add tags as needed.
Add files from your desktop using the following instructions:
Watch the following video to see the steps in real time.
1. Create additional sections for your course as needed (example: Weeks, Units, Modules, etc.).
On the user's main ASU Library Reading List course page there is a button near the top right side, underneath the course information labeled “New Section.”
Once selected, a new field will pop up with a couple editing options. Instructors can:
2. Click the “CREATE” button to publish the section.
3. Move requested materials to the appropriate section to better organize your course by:
Trainings and webinars (as available) for the Leganto Reading List tool are listed below. You will discover the core functions of the product and see some specific examples of how to add resources from ASU Library and other sites.
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