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Reading Lists Support for Staff

A Support Guide for Academic Staff

Top tips

  • Make sure you publish your list when you have finished! It will only be visible to students once it has been published
  • Link the list to the correct module code/s. If it is not linked it will not appear on the DLE.
  • Naming your list- including the module code in the list name will make the list easy to find 

Adding sections

Before you start, think about how you want to structure your list. You may wish to create separate sections for Essential or Recommended reading, or divide your list into different subject topics. Or you may wish to divide your list into weeks where you can add required reading for each week of the module - the choice is yours. Either way, it is a good idea to think about this and create your chosen sections before moving on to populating the list.

  • Once you have opened your list, you can remove the blue "reminder" box by clicking the X to remove it.
  • You will find that one default section has already been created, named "Resources." You can change this name to one of your choice by clicking the three dots to the right of the section and clicking Edit section. Change the name and click SAVE.
  • If you require additional sections, click the NEW SECTION button as indicated below.



  • Give your section a title and optional description, as shown below. You also have the option to enter start and end dates for each section. If you only want students to see a section of your list during these dates then you can tick the appropriate box. Click CREATE to finish adding the section. You can continue to add more sections as needed. Once you have added items to your sections, you can re-arrange the order of sections by dragging and dropping.

You can now go to Step 3: Adding items to your list.