Students like to get resources they want quickly and easily. A Talis Aspire reading list provides an online list of resources, with links to library resources or the full text of an article or webpage. All the resources for a module can be on a Talis list, in one place for easy access.
To create a really effective reading list try some of our tips:
Create sections rather than having one long list. Students value lists that reflect the structure of their modules and sections can help with their organisation and time management.
Sections can be:
A structured list will make it easier to link your list to your weekly readings on Blackboard. Embedded reading can aid students' preparation, understanding and revision.
A reading option category is available for every item you add to your reading list:
Reading options can help students choose what they need to read and indicate further reading around a topic. Reading options can also help us decide how many copies we may need to purchase.
You can view statistics for any resources on your reading list. The analytics tool shows you how many times students have looked at individual resources. This information can help you to review and edit the resources on your list. You can access it by clicking on 'View and Export' and selecting 'Analytics'.
Reading lists do not automatically update with new editions so it is important that any published lists are regularly reviewed. Whenever you make a change to your reading list you'll need to send the list for review. Changes will not be visible until the list has been reviewed and published by your Academic Subject Librarian so please allow time for this.
Where you need to make a book chapter or journal article available to a large group of students we can often provide a digitised version. Visit our digitisation page for information.
When a list is sent for review we: