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Readings Online User Guide

Guide for academic staff using Readings Online.

Link to a reading in Canvas

You can now link directly to readings within your Canvas module, instead of students needing to click on the Readings Online menu tab.



Reading list

  • You need have an existing reading list to select readings from.
  • Don't have one? Start here


1. Open the Readings Online App within Canvas LMS

  • Open your module page in edit mode
  • Place your cursor where you want the reading link to appear. 
  • Click App icon 

  • In the Select App box, type in Readings online in the search field and click on the Readings Online App.


2. Select your desired reading

  • To select a reading, choose appropriate Reading list 

  • Select the check box next to the desired reading
  • Click Next (you may need to scroll back up)





Link to a single reading, not multiple readings.

  • This will be much easier if you need to update later.
  • Links to multiple readings need to be completely deleted, then added again.


3. Create link and save on your Canvas LMS page

  • Resize the width the link will be displayed, if desired, by moving the slider.
  • Click Create


  • The reading link will appear on your page.
  • Click Save


Student view of reading link



This guide was last updated 3 May 2021.
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