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Online Reading Lists: a guide for Academic Staff

A NEW guide for the updated Online Reading Lists support for academic staff.

Help and Support with online Reading Lists

If you have any questions about using online Reading Lists which are not covered in this guide, please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.


Webinars on using online Reading Lists are available throughout the academic year. Please visit our UoRLearn for more information and to book a place.

1-1 training and support

You can make an appointment with your Academic Liaison Librarian to go over any aspect of using online Reading Lists. To set up a meeting, please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.

1. Publish your list

Whenever you make any edits to your online reading list, visit your list, and click 'Publish'. You will be notified if there are unpublished changes on your reading list - Publishing your list will make any changes visible to your students, and notify the Library if new resources have been added to the list. New resources will be checked against current stock and online availability, and your Academic Liaison Librarian will contact you if there are any queries.



If you have added any new, essential items, please do contact your Academic Liaison Librarian with information on essential items.

2. Link to your online reading list in Blackboard

Providing a link to your list in Blackboard means that students will always have access to the latest  published version, alongside all other module informaton and materials. Once linked, your students will see the option in the Course menu on Blackboard.

Please see the PDF and video guides in the tabs from more information on linking one list, multiple lists, and releasing sections within lists in Blackboard.

Please be aware that the video below does not have narration.

If you have separate Autumn and Spring Term reading lists, you can use this option to link to multiple reading lists in one Blackboard course.

Please be aware that the video below does not have narration.

If you would like to release sections in your reading list week by week, you can use this option in Blackboard to link to a section of a reading list in a content area in Blackboard, and release on a particular date.