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Reading Lists Online: Introduction to the new system

reading lists online logoIn January 2022 the new online reading list system (Leganto) went live, replacing the previous Keylinks system.

This summer we have progressing our first Reading List Rollover. All lists should have been migrated over to the new Blackboard course codes by Monday 18 July

This guide give you the essential information you need to know about Leganto and checking your rolled-over lists to make them available to students.

The new software will give academic tutors more control over online reading lists making it easier to create and organise their reading lists for modules. Reading lists created in Leganto will give students direct access to online resources (ebooks and journal articles). Additional content such as websites, links to videos and digitised chapters can also be included. With Leganto, reading lists are integrated into Blackboard making it easy for tutors to manage and for students to access. 

We have adding content to the full training guide to help you make the most of Leganto, and this will continue to be developed as the system rolls out more widely,

Why use our new Reading Lists Online?

Benefits for staff

  • Easy to use as managed from within Blackboard.
  • Allows you to include resources of different formats; from journal articles to physical books, ebook chapters and even multimedia. 
  • Fully integrated with the library management system so you can include direct links through to material on Library Search.
  • Structure your list to suit your module delivery – e.g. Essential, Recommended, Additional reading, or by Week 1. Week 2 etc.. 
  • Add guidance notes- for example, to help direct students to part of a specific chapter in a book.
  • Analytics and reports are available to understand how students are using material on the reading lists.
  • Allows you to provide digitised content in a way that meets the Copyright Licensing Agency's legal requirements

Benefits to students

  • Easy access to all course reading and resources in one place. 
  • Directly accessible from Blackboard. 
  • Includes direct links to access eResources. 
  • Links to current information on where print copies are located, what is available and ability to request items.
  • Annotations and tags will help direct students to relevant parts of the text and help manage their reading. 
  • Provides a more consistent experience across all modules.