Using Resource Lists
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Tab Content: Information For Students
What are Resource Lists?
Resource Lists are used to provide online access to course reading. They link straight through to readings from ebooks and ejournals and provide real time information on the availability of books in the Library. They may also be used to provide access to other online content including scanned readings, websites and video.
How do I access my Resource Lists?
If Resource Lists are used to provide access to reading on your course you will probably access them via Moodle. Look out for links to Resource Lists, Course Reading or something similar on your Moodle course pages.
Resource Lists can also be accessed directly by logging in with your Lancaster University username and password. You will also be able to look for resource lists for a module that you studied in the previous year(s).
How do I familiarise myself with Resource Lists?
When you first use Resource Lists a short on screen introduction will be presented to familiarise you with the layout. Additional information can be found in the help section of your user account menu at the top-right of the screen or you can check out this video.
What do I do if I can't find my Resource List?
If you are having trouble using Resource Lists or can't locate your list contact your Faculty Librarian or ask a member of Library staff.
Tab Content: Information for Staff
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?
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.
How do I familiarise myself with the new Resource Lists?
The following video playlist provides an overview of features on the new platform. Do get in touch with the Library via firstname.lastname@example.org 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 the current academic year. 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 via email@example.com.