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Readings Online User Guide

Guide for academic staff using Readings Online.

Create a 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


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. Skip the step (roll over an existing Reading list)
  • You will be asked to select an existing reading list to roll over.
  • Skip this step by clicking on Skip


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

4. Create your new reading list
  • Click the "Create" button.


Click on create button to create new list

5. Success! You have created your reading list
  • Once you click "create", a message in a green box will appear at the top (see below)
  • Now you're ready to start adding readings to your reading list. 

Reading list successfully created