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Course Readings

For teaching staff: managing content for your Course Reading List

About & FAQs

Course Readings : managing your Library content in Moodle 

Digitised readings available through eReadings in 2018 have been migrated to our new software (eReservePlus) for 2019. The service is called Course Readings, and the Reading Lists will include book chapters and articles the Library has digitised for you previously. 

You can order, group into weeks, and place links to your readings throughout your Moodle course, and view usage statistics, change citations styles and other feature. If you used eReadings in 2018  your content is available through Course Readings in 2019. If you wish to create a new list or have content added email us. 

To begin:

1. Enable the tool in your Moodle course    

2. Create your list by adding content yourself or bring over a list used previously - or email us your list

3. Organise links to your readings throughout your course. Learning Designers can assist.

The Reading List can be easily made available for new Moodle shells.  

How do I access Course Readings?
Course Readings are available through Moodle. You need to enable the Course Readings tool in Moodle and connect your Reading List if you have created one in 2018, or request readings for 2019 from coursereadings@federation.edu.au.
I had a reading list in 2018, what will be available in Course Readings for me in 2019?
Any item digitised and available through eReadings in 2018 will be available in Course Readings under the Course Code used in 2018. To add items to your list, or create a list, you can either email us or request through the online form. Initially we are offering training and support for digitised content, and will offer training about creating links to more resource types later in Semester 1.
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?
The Library is supporting teaching staff to use Course Readings. Initially we are focussing on providing support for the migration of digitised content made available under s113P, previously available through the eReadings service. We will provide support for greater functionality of the software closer to Easter 2019, and will then give training and support for creating Reading Lists of links to full text or web-based content rather than just that copied and digitised under s113P.
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, and will offer training and assistance with this outcome in mind. To manage our workload, priority is given to digitised content made available under s113P, then items in full text linked through from the Library databases. To add items freely linked to on the web staff are encouraged to do this themselves.