Leganto is CityU’s central repository of course resources which promotes collaboration between program directors, instructors, and librarians to create and publish course Reading Lists.
With Leganto, faculty can:
Quickly add resources from the web, drag and drop library resources, or upload files to a centralized Reading List
Add or edit resources to the section Reading List at any point in the quarter
Easily reuse content in subsequent terms by saving citations in the Collection area. (section reading lists and items on those lists do not carry over to future reading lists. To save items for future use, add them to your collection and tag them with the course number).
Instructors will gain access to their section Reading Lists when their Brightspace course shells are available (21 days before the start of the quarter). Reading List appears as a tab at the top of the page. Once students have access to the course shell, they will also access their Reading List this way.
* You will not be able to access your section reading list unless you open it from Brightspace first. Once it has been opened through Brightspace, the section reading list will appear on your Leganto homepage.
If you need to review your reading list prior to accessing your Brightspace course, you can see the reading list by using the library homepage. Select the "Reading Lists" button on the library homepage and use the blue hamburger menu in the top left and select "Find Lists" to search for your class. You will not be able to edit the list but you can review the required materials that students have been asked to purchase or access. You can also access ebooks using the links provided.
Leganto is automatically added to Brightspace for all classes. We recommend that all required and recommended readings are listed on the Leganto reading list. Any links to resources in the course shell are not monitored or maintained by the library. By instituting Leganto Reading Lists across all courses, we improve the student experience by standardizing the method in which students access materials. Keeping links out of the course shell also results in less instances of broken or outdated links.
Program managers and directors are responsible for ensuring that courses have accurate and detailed reading lists for core resources. Materials that are required and that are linked in shells should be on the reading lists. Faculty may add supplemental resources to section lists for courses they are teaching.
You can maximize the benefits of the reading lists by following these best practices. These tips will benefit you but they will also maintain consistency for students throughout programs and courses at CityU.
The short videos below will walk you through common tasks used in managing Reading Lists, including adding web and library resources, uploading documents, and saving items to your personal collection for later use. For the best user experience, view these videos in full-screen mode.
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