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Readings Online User Guide

Guide for academic staff using Readings Online.

Rollover an existing reading list


These are the top three buttons you will use to rollover an existing reading list

  • Click on " Add" to add readings
  • Click on " Unit Settings" to make changes to either faculty or citation style.
  • Click on " Back to Course" to return to the LMS



1. Create a new reading list for the semester in your subject's LMS area
  • After you have clicked on the Readings Online menu tab on the left hand side, click on the Reading Lists drop-down menu at the top of the page and select New List (see below).


1 - Create new reading list

2. Select your option of a predefined or custom date range for the duration.
  • Set the date range for your reading list -- this will determine when your reading list will be made active (visible to students) and when it will expire (be hidden from students).
  • We recommend you use the appropriate predefined date range; these have been set up with term and semester dates in mind, as well as taking into account exam periods and potential assessment extensions as well as extended times before the semester starts to allow students to prepare for classes.


2. Select predefined or custom date range

3. Choose the original unit and reading list to be rolled over.
  • To select the existing reading list you want to roll over type in the unit code in the left search box and then select the correct reading list from the dropdown menu on the right.


3-Choose the original unit and reading list to be rolled over

4. Select the readings to be rolled over from this reading list.
  • Once you have selected the reading list you want rolled over, you can choose which readings you want rolled over.
  • You can do this by using the tick boxes to the left of each reading,as well as using the buttons just above the readings on the top right:
    • All
    • None
    • Expand all
    • Collapse all

4-Select the readings to be rolled over

5. When ready, click 'Create' to finalise your new rolled over reading list.
  • When you have finished selecting your readings to be rolled over, click Create.


5 - Create




Readings stay within folders they have been selected from

  • If you have selected the grouped folders, your new reading list will display the same grouped folders.
  • Otherwise, they will sit under the "Ungrouped readings" until you move them.




A link to an electronic resource 

  • Will be ‘Active’ if the availability period has started or ‘Pending’ .
  • Test link by clicking on the globe icon.

PDF file 

  • Will be reviewed for copyright compliance.
  • Once approved, test that the document opens correctly.
  • When readings are rolled over, a new version of the reading will take the place of the expired request in the content folder on the left hand side of the screen.
  • The expired reading will be moved automatically into the Unit Library, where it can be left or removed by clicking on the trash can icon