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Online reading lists (Talis Aspire) for Academic Staff

Reading lists in Blackboard Ultra

Adding Reading List content to your module site on Blackboard Ultra:

  • Scroll down to the relevant week or area where you would like to add the reading.
  • Open the week's content by clicking on the title or the arrow to the right of the screen.
  • Move your mouse over this area and when a + icon appears, click it, and select Digital Tools.
  • Scroll down and click on Talis Aspire Reading Lists Deep Linking 1.3.
  • This will redirect you to the Talis linking tool and suggest the list(s) attached to the Blackboard site. From here you can choose to embed the entire list or a section of it. Click on your preferred option.
  • To embed a section from the reading list, once you have clicked on Select section you will see a list of the different sections within the reading list. 
  • To add the section, click on the relevant Embed section button and this will add the section to your Blackboard site. You can check that you are adding the correct section by clicking on Preview.

If your reading list isn't available to add in Ultra it might not be published.

Make sure the list has been sent for review and it will be published as part of this process. If you have any questions please contact your Academic Subject Librarian directly to discuss.

Would you like your reading list to stand out in a crowd?

There are lots of things that you can do to help your students engage with their reading. Click on the images below to watch short videos on adding notes, sections and selecting importance indicators in your online reading list.

Would you like your reading list to stand out in a crowd? Importance indicators
Would you like your reading list to stand out in a crowd? Sections