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Reading Lists Online training guide

Check student view

There is an option within Leganto for you to preview your list as students will see it..  This is useful to check how students will see any notes added, to check access to items, or to check any date visibility settings you might have added to items/sections within your list.

  • To view the reading list as the students will see it, click on the ellipsis option (...) to the right of the reading list title. 
  • Click on View list as a student
  • A bar is displayed at the bottom of the screen indicating you are in the Student View.
  • Look through your list and check/test items as required
  • To close the View list as a student, click on the X in the bar at the bottom of the screen.

Publishing your list

To make your list visible to students it needs to be published. Unpublished lists will have a status of Draft and can only be viewed by list creators and collaborators. 

  • To publish your reading list, click on the PUBLISH button at the top of the list
  • The status is now shown as Published in green
  • Your reading list is now available for students. 

By clicking on PUBLISH, you are also notifying the Library that the list is ready for review.  A pop-up message is briefly displayed to state that as you click Publish that the list has been sent to the library for review

When a list is published the status of the list as viewed by the Library will also change, notifying staff that you are ready for the list to be reviewed.  
NOTE: due to limited staff availability, the Library will only check purchase and digitisation requests.

Restricting access to parts of a list

You may want to hide whole sections or individual items in your list so that students do not see these until the appropriate part of the module. You do this by adding Display from and/or Display To dates.

To hide a section until a specific date

  • Click the ellipses menu (...)  to the right of a section name
  • Select Edit section in the drop-down menu
  • In the From: dd/mm/yyyy box add add the date when the content should start to be visible
  • If necessary add a date to the To; box as well.  Adding a date here will hide the section again after that date. 
  • Click SAVE.

Hide an individual item until a specific date

This can be done as you add a new item or once it is already in your list. 

For an new item

  • Locate the item with Library search and select it
  • Click Add and Edit
  •  Scroll to the bottom of the Edit Item panel and make sure the More item details section is open
  • In the Display Citation field add the From: date and if required the To: date
  • Click SAVE

For an item already in the list,

  • Click the ellipses menu (...)  to the right of a section name
  • Select Edit item in the drop-down menu
  • In the Edit item panel on the right scroll to the bottom and make sure the More item details section is open
  • In the Display Citation field add the From: date and if required the To: date
  • Click SAVE

Once you have hidden a section or item you should check that this has worked correctly by opening the Student View and confirming the content is not visible.