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This refers to Moodle 3.11 from August 2022 onwards

Moodle Help & Support 

How to add a reading list to a module

If a module is listed in Campus Solutions, then there are two very simple ways to make your reading list available in the module.

First set up your reading list in Talis Aspire

Here are the instructions for the reading list system.

UK: How to create an online reading list in Talis Aspire (PDF Download). Please ensure you link your reading list to your module when setting it up and Publish your reading list.More information: 

China: Please refer to the support information on UNNC library website, 

The following document gives guidance for 21-22 onwards including how to Publish your reading list

Second: add the Reading List to your module

Note that if you are teaching in a parent meta-module or a non-Campus-listed module, you must use this method

How to add your Reading List to the main part of your Moodle page

In your module:

  • Turn Editing On using the icon  on the top right.

  • Near where you want the reading list, click on the  Add an activity or resource button 
  • Click on the words 'Reading List (UK)' (or the relevant button for China or Malaysia as appropriate)  and you will be taken to the 'Adding a new External tool' screen

  • Add the Activity name  e.g., Reading List

  • Click Save and return to module

  • Click on the link to open the Reading List again
  • You will be asked to authenticate in 'Talis': click on 'Start'

  • Login to 'Talis' 
  • Your reading list may come up automatically: otherwise, search for the name or code, until it is offered, then click on the correct list name.

  • You can add any list that you own, from any module, it does not matter what the code is. Therefore you can:
      • Link to a reading list with a Campus Solutions code
      • Link to a reading list for a coded module from a Parent module
      • Include a reading list for another module as information for your own students
  • Click Save

To insert just a section of the reading list into a Moodle section

  • Ensure you have divided your reading list into sections in the Talis Aspire interface.
  • During the process described above, while in Talis Aspire, click the dropdown arrow next to The List and choose the relevant section (Then click Save)

This means that you can insert the relevant part of your reading list in each section or topic in Moodle.

  • Turn editing off using the icon   on the top right

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