Online Reading List Essentials for University Staff
Duration 3/4 of an hour
Team Central Short Courses

Course Description:

This course will help you provide easy access to recommended texts to support your modules, and make them available to your students through Moodle. The lists show real time book availability, making it straightforward for your students to keep up with core and recommended readings. You can link to eBooks, online journal articles and other web-based learning materials. You can also use the system to request digitised articles or book chapters for your students. The course will allow you to create and update your lists whenever you need, without having to separately inform the Library of purchase requirements.

Find out more about the benefits of using online reading lists.


Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be given an opportunity to:

  • Gain an understanding of online reading lists from both the student and staff perspective (
  • Consider ‘best practice’ approaches to structuring reading lists, to most effectively convey the academic intentions of course readings and to ensure that texts are accessible in appropriate quantities and formats
  • Explore the Talis Aspire reading list management software
  • Develop confidence in maintaining existing reading lists & creating new ones, including linking to lists from Moodle
  • Better understand what a library ebook is, how to spot potential limitations and how an etextbook might be different.

Who should attend?

Academic teaching staff or their representatives.

After the course, you may wish to refer to this online guide.




LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableBook
online26 July 202426 July 202411:00am - 11:45am13
online29 July 202429 July 202411:00am - 11:45am15
online23 August 202423 August 202411:00am - 11:45am14