In Summer Session 2021/22, the Library introduced a new Subject Readings tool that integrates more seamlessly with Moodle and Library SEARCH, offering a more connected and streamlined approach to creating and using reading lists. It was piloted with a group of academics over Spring Session 2021. The new tool provides improved functionality and flexibility to build your reading list, significantly improving the user experience for you and your students.
The new tool allows you to:
organise, edit and update your own list
add notes to readings
embed readings throughout Moodle
view student usage analytics
enable student discussion about readings
maintain copyright compliance
roll over resources to the next semester.
For students, the new tool allows them to access readings directly in Moodle and offers other student benefits such as the ability to keep track of what they've read.
Where to start?
If you're teaching in an upcoming session, the first step is to create your new Moodle site for the upcoming session and add the Subject Readings activity.
Then from there, you can choose from these options:
If you plan to use any previous resources, request a migration of your previous list as soon as possible (you can still check and edit your list in the new system).
If you want to begin with an empty list, create a new list for your subject.
I love the ability to quickly add items to the list so that students have up to date resources to help them through their studies. I really like that it is designed to be interactive and can facilitate some group discussion on resources and I'm looking forward to seeing this being used more. – SMAH lecturer
I am very impressed with the new tool. I found it to be user-friendly and love the different functions. – BAL lecturer