Course Reading List Tool

Submitting List to the Library

Once you have completed the list you will need to submit it to the library for processing.

Adding an Item

Simply click the button SEND LIST. This will transmit the list to the library to be processed.  

  • Please note, any items that require copyright permissions will not be viewable by the students until the library has completed the copyright process.

Publishing Your Reading List

  • By default, your list is not shared with students. You need to publish it to make it visible to your students.
  • Click the at the top of your reading list.

Image Reading list options

  • Select Publish to open the publish dialog box. When you publish your list, you can choose who can see your list. Your options are:
    • Only students in your course
    • All VU students
    • Anyone
    • Best practice is to select Only Students in Your Course
  • Click Confirm to close the dialog box and publish your list.

Image Publishing Options

Sharing your List

Now that you have created and published your list you may want to share the list with colleagues. There are several ways to share your list:

  • First, you can add VU colleagues as collaborators to your list by clicking Manage collaborators on the right sidebar.

Image Collaborators

  • Start typing a VU faculty or staff member’s name or email address.
  • Select the correct person when it appears.
  • Click the blue Send Invitation button.

Image adding collaborators

  • Please note, Library Staff, the best practice is to add the instructor as a collaborator.

If you want to send your list to a non-VU colleague, you can send them a permalink.

  • Click the  at the top left, and then select the Permalink option.

Image creating a permalink

  • This will open a dialog box with a link you can copy and send out.
  • Note: you must have selected to share this list with everyone when you published the list to ensure that the permalink will work.
  • Note: non-VU users will not be able to access electronic resources, but they will be able to see the citations.
  • You can also export your list in a variety of formats. Click the …  and select Export to view the different options.
  • .lgn file will download your list as a Leganto file. This file can be uploaded into the Leganto to recreate your exact list. The option to upload this file appears when you create a new list.
  • If you export to MS Word you will see a dialog box, where you can chose your bibliography format. After clicking EXPORT, your list will be downloaded.
  • NOTE: Exporting to word or PDF will just provide you with a citation list. It will not include any links to the resources.