What is a Reading List app?

Integrated with Canvas, the Reading List app allows teaching staff to create and manage dynamic Reading Lists that connect students directly with their course learning materials. Search library-owned material, as well as open web-based resources, and add e-books, book chapters, journal articles, videos, podcasts and webpages to enable easy access for students to copyright compliant material.

The Reading Lists @RMIT library guide has information on how to:

  • Add the Reading List app to your Canvas course navigation.
  • Create a new reading list.
  • Add items to your reading list.
  • Send the list to the Library and publish.

Benefits of Reading Lists for academics

  • Link students directly to learning materials.
  • Ensure copyright compliance.
  • Provides statistics on student usage.
  • Collect and store readings, then add them to courses whenever you want.
  • Easy to update and rollover lists each semester.
  • Collaborate with others to create reading lists.

Benefits of Reading Lists for students

  • Easy and effective way to find and access course learning materials.
  • Lists can be accessed anywhere, any time, on any device.
  • Reduces the cost of course materials for students by maximising the use of library-owned resources and open educational resources.
  • Provides functionality to ‘like’ readings and discuss them.

How the Library can help

  • Get advice on reading list activation, publishing and rollover.
  • Attend Introduction to Reading Lists webinars.
  • Attend a Reading List workshop (set up your first reading list amongst your peers).
  • Receive copyright compliance assurance.
  • Receive troubleshooting advice.

Why I use Reading Lists

An RMIT teacher explains the benefits of using Reading Lists (2:23 min video)

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