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Course Readings

For teaching staff: managing content for your Course Reading List

About & FAQs

Course Readings
Course Readings is a tool in Moodle which provides one centralised place for your students to access readings.
Using Course Readings ensures copyright compliance, helps maintain durability of links for student access, and offers a professional standardised view for your students. The readings can be viewed in one list or added to a week, a topic, or a book through the editing toolbar.   It also makes it easy to transfer readings to new Moodle shells.
Requesting new digitisations/Reading Lists
1. Collate your list of readings and content required for teaching, URLs, files, videos.
2. Submit via the online form, or email with course code, semester, and campus/s.
3. Distribute through your learning content. We will contact you when the readings are available, and you can distribute them throughout your course using the editing toolbar in Moodle. Learning Designers can assist.
Be early
It can take up to 6 weeks for a new scanned reading to be made available ie. if the source item is from overseas, or the book is in use with another patron.
Contact: Email or call 03 53279460 for Angela, Jason or Monika
How do I access Course Readings?
Enable the Course Readings tool in your Moodle course, add content or connect your previous Reading List. You can do all these things yourself, and even request through the Tool, though if you need a hand email
I had a reading list for a previous semester, can I use it again?
Previous lists are available to reuse, and can be rolled across to any Moodle course. When setting up the tool, select the Reading list you wish to connect, select all or some of the readings to bring over, and the list will come over.
What content is available in Course Readings?
The essential part of Course Readings are those items copied from print sources, which the University must centrally manage and report on in compliance with our Copyright licence agreements. You also can use Course Readings to link fulltext database content from the Library's databases, web pages, really any item you would like to use each semester for your teaching.
Can I add items from other courses to my Reading List?
Yes. Items with digitised content will be assessed for Copyright compliance, but you can make available to your students content up to the copyright limits per unit.
Can I get help with creating my Reading Lists?
Send your content through and the Library will create your list for you. If you need assistance with course design we will refer you to CLIPP Learning Designers.
Do I have to use Course Readings?

Yes if you wish to make digitised content available to your students via Moodle. The University prohibits staff from uploading PDFs of any content which they are not the author or (3rd Party content), as we must report and manage this content in accordance with the Copyright Act (Cth) and the terms of our licence agreements.

What about content which is freely available on the web, or available full-text online?
Any type of content can be added to your list using the ADD menu in the academic interface. Ensure the citation is correct for your students - take care when entering the metadata. Readings with a file uploaded will be checked for copyright compliance by the Library.
How much will the Library enter for me?
We will be progressively supporting staff to be self sufficient in managing their Reading Lists, though we will assist as much as needed to get users up and running.
My links are not working. What should I do?
Are the links from Equella [the previous system?] Does this link have an authors name, page details only? If you hover over the link - does the URL include equella in the text? If so these are obselete and need to be removed. If the links are from Course Readings [include the full citation and box outline] though say Pending/Expired/Removed the permissions to these links have expired/or are in process. Contact us for assistance.