Information for Staff
We have updated Resource Lists, the online platform for accessing course reading and other resources, to provide an updated look and feel as well as a number of new features.
All resource lists from academic years 2015-16 and 2016-17 have been moved to the new platform where they can be accessed either via Moodle course pages or directly from the Resource Lists page.
What are Resource Lists?
Resource Lists provide access to course reading, linking straight through to readings from ebooks and ejournals, providing real-time information on the availability of books in the Library as well as linking to other online content including digitised readings, websites and video.
Resource Lists are added as an activity in Moodle courses, embedded alongside other course material to connect students to readings and resources within one or two clicks.
Highlight the importance of readings on Resource Lists to help students distinguish between must-read articles for seminars and recommended background information for essays. You can also annotate references to help direct students or convey your passion for a particular text.
How do I access Resource Lists?
The new version of Resource Lists can be accessed via Moodle.
- Enter a Moodle site where you have editing rights and turn editing on.
- Add a new activity and select Resource Lists (Standard).
- The new Resource Lists platform (Leganto) will open in a new browser tab.
Where a reading list has already been created for a module it can be viewed and edited by teaching staff. Where no list exists you will have the option to create one.
Resource Lists can also be accessed directly by logging in with your Lancaster University username and password here.
How do I familiarise myself with the new Resource Lists?
If you have used Resource Lists previously, there is much about the new version that will be familiar but there are a number of new features.
In the meantime, the following video playlist provides an overview of features on the new platform. Do get in touch with the Library if you are planning on creating a new list and would like training.
How do I start using Resource Lists?
All existing resource lists have been rolled over for academic year 2017-18. Links to Resource Lists have been added to the top of all Moodle sites (initially hidden from student view). Following this link will take you directly to a list where one already exists or if you haven't used Resource Lists previously you will be presented with the option to create one. If you have an existing list and are not able to find it please contact the Library.
How do I update an existing Resource List?
When you view a list that you have accessed via the Moodle route or by direct login you should see a link to edit the list. If you don't see an edit link you may not currently have permission to edit the resource list. Permission to edit a list can be granted by other staff that already have access or can be requested by contacting the Library.