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Course Readings

For teaching staff: managing content for your Course Reading List

Create new list and set dates

The first time you open Course Readings in your Moodle course you will be prompted to select your School and preferred citation style. You can alter these later if you wish.   

The next step is to select the dates for the semester, and to attach a reading list to your course. 










1. Select New List for this Moodle course

2. Choose 'Predefined' for semester dates,  or create a Custom duration

The semester dates are the standard dates set by the University, with two weeks added to each end. 

Rollover or bring across a previous list

You can attach one list to many teaching shells, and you can select some or all readings to come across to your shell. 

1. Search by the course name or code for previous lists  - then match the semester to take the list from. 

2. Click on the course code

3. Select the 'Reading list' dropdown arrow on the right to see any associated lists

Select "Create" to bring a list over.

If there are no lists associated, select "Skip" to create a new list.  


4.  Select some or all readings to bring over

NB. Click the tick box and select some or all Readings to add to your List 

5. Select ‘Next’ to finalise 

Initially the Reading List will show all readings in the "Ungrouped" group/folder. You can arrange groupings/folders to suit your needs. 

You can attach a list to many teaching shells, and you can attach multiple lists to one shell. 

What do I need to do each semester with Rollovers?

Rolling over readings each semester

Each semester Moodle master shells are duplicated to create teaching courses for the semester.

You can connect a reading list from your previous semesters course, from the master shell, from another course, or create an entirely new list. Once the list is connected with your course it will reflect the name and semester of the course (you can use again next time). 


What rolls over?   The Course Reading tool and the reading links placed in text come over with your content when a Moodle shell is duplicated (ie a Master shell duplicated to a teaching course). The reading links will not be active until a reading list and semester are associated with the Course Readings tool in the Course. 


What do I need to do?   In the new course add or go to the Course Readings tool, repopulate with details of school and citation style, and select the correct semester for the course. Then locate the reading list used previously, select all or some readings to come over. This associates the readings with the semester for the course.