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1 Creating a reading list in Moodle Learning Technologists, Centre for Learning Technology This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

2 Aims and objectives To show you how to make your reading list available in Moodle Uses the CLT Reading List template Includes creating stable links to: –E-journal articles –E-books –E-pack items –Other web based sources

3 Why construct an online reading list? Saves your students time and effort Helps large numbers of students gain access to reading materials Encourages your students to do their reading! Adds value to your Moodle course Exploits the electronic resources available in the LSE Library

4 The CLT reading list template

5 Why use our template? Simple clean interface: web format means it opens in Moodle Contains useful links to help pages Reading lists look consistent across Moodle courses Has features built in such as links opening in a new window

6 Which template? File template more flexible – can be put elsewhere but more time consuming? File is uploaded to Moodle and edited in FrontPage software Web template only exists in Moodle and if deleted no file back-up Web template quicker to set up

7 Online reading list - issues Spoon-feeding? Students become lazy and may only read the online readings Students dont learn how to use the library to undertaken research using various databases If not kept up to date paper reading lists can have incorrect classmarks or bibliographic details

8 Identifying e-books Library now has several large e- book collections E-book are on the library cataloguelibrary catalogue Need to check the linked resources field

9 Linking to websites Need to check links are stable otherwise recommend linking to the home page e.g. Make sure links open in a new window

10 E-packs (scanned readings) These are scanned readings which are requested via the Library Many produced under a licence and need to be renewed each year Further help and advice about the service from Library Epacks website (search for electronic course pack)electronic course pack

11 E-journals Check the catalogue or e-journals portal before creating a link!catalogue or e-journals portal Can add links to journal articles but need to ensure links are stable or persistent DOIs (Digital Object Identifier) are a type of stable URL many journals use Also need to include library proxy server to ensure links work off-campus Instructions and help on CLT websiteCLT website

12 E-journal linking tools E-journals link fixer tooltool –can be added to your Moodle course as a block CrossRef tooltool –to look up a DOI when you have a citation

13 Adding the list to Moodle FrontPage files uploaded as a resource in Moodle If require editing do this in FrontPage and re-upload the page Check links are working regularly

14 Conclusion Online reading lists very useful for students but take some time to create Need to keep reading lists up to date If using the epack service need to renew readings each year Dont download PDFs from journals and put them in Moodle

15 For further information CLT website >Library resources CLT website > linking to e-journals


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