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Reading List Guide: Roll over, Associate or Copy a Reading List

Roll over, Associate or copy a Reading List

The library rolls over all Reading Lists that apply to the next semester around Week 9. If you need access to the Reading List for the next semester earlier, you can do this yourself. 

There are various reasons why you might want to re-use a Reading List:

  • You have created a Reading List for Unit123_S1_2024 and would like to use the same Reading List in Unit123_S2_2024, before the library rollover around Week 9
  • You have created a Reading List for Unit123_S1_2024 and would like to use the same Reading List in Unit567_S1_2024.

There are various ways you can create a copy of an existing Reading List to use in another unit or to use as a base for a new Reading List. You could:

Roll over a Reading List / Create a copy of an existing Reading List

You would use the roll over option, if you for example created a Reading List in S1 for a unit that is also run in S2. Instead of having to create a new Reading List for S2, you could roll over the S1 Reading List, creating a copy, which you can then use in S2. This will also allow you to edit the Reading List, add new readings, replace readings, etc. 

1) Open up you new unit and add the Reading List tool from the unit tools - see Accessing Reading List  

2) Select Select existing list from the menu option Create list from an existing list
















All the lists you have access to will display (lists you created or lists you were added to)




3) If the Reading List you would like to use is hard to find due to the number of Reading Lists you have access to, select Search














You can search your lists - My lists


4) To rollover the list/create a copy, select Duplicate list 

5) Check the Reading List details

1. Check the Reading List name and remove (Rolled Over)

2. Ensure the Reading List is linked to the correct unit

3. Leave the 'tick box' relating to sharable links set to 'yes', as all your embedded links in the unit material won't work. 

4. Select Create list

6) Check the Reading List to ensure it is up to date for the unit and then send it to the Library to be finalized (select My list is ready)

Change course association of a Reading List

You could use this option if you are using identical Reading Lists in two units. 

You could also use this option to move a Reading List from one unit to another, by deleting the existing course associating and adding an association to a different unit. 

1) Open the Reading List you are planning to change or add a course association for  
2) Click on the three dots behind the Reading List title
3) Select Manage course association from the drop down

4) You can see what course the list is associated with and you have the option to look up and add a course 

If you would like your Reading List associated with two courses, skip steps 5 and 6. 

5) If you want to delete the current course association, click on the three dots behind the unit the Reading List is associated with
6) From the drop down select Remove this course
7) To associate the Reading List with another course, look up the course by unit code (or title)
8) Select the correct unit from the drop down and select Associate & Close



9) Now that you have rolled over the Reading List, you can add, remove or replace readings. 

Remember that if your Reading List is associated with two units, the changes you make will seen by the students from both units.

Once finished, make sure you submit the Reading List for Library Review

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