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Time-saving reading lists in UM Learn

Libraries partner with The Centre to integrate Reading Lists tool

July 28, 2020 — 

Faculty and instructors, this good news is for you!  The Libraries have integrated a new tool into UM Learn, designed to help you easily share reading materials for each of your courses.

Reading lists may include items from the Libraries, such as articles or books, as well as websites, video content, images, or lecture slides. All resources can be added directly to a UM Learn course, making it easier to access relevant content and stay organized.

Learn more about Reading Lists in UM Learn

Demonstration Sessions for Faculty and Instructors

Register to attend one of two demonstration sessions:

  • August 4, 2020, 1:30-2:30 pm;
  • August 12, 2020, 2:00-3:00 pm.

Benefits for Instructors

  • Simple to use. Adding, modifying and deleting individual readings and lists is easy to do and takes very little time.
  • Access to all library resources. One tool to search and link to all resources within the Libraries’ collection.
  • One-step process to add online resources outside the library. The “Cite It” browser extension can be used to quickly pull web resources.
  • Keeps information organized. Features such as Sections and Tags allow instructors to add specific notes, such as which are required readings and which relate to certain themes.
  • Ability to reuse content. Once created, a Reading List can be saved and reused in future courses.

Benefits for Students

  • All course materials are available in one place. This may include items such as: course syllabi/assignment guidelines, lecture slides, websites, videos, images and library resources (electronic or print).
  • Content is easy to access. Reading Lists include direct links to all library materials, web resources and the option to upload files.
  • Students can find what they need when they need it. Students won’t need to locate course resources independently, since everything is organized in UM Learn.

For more information, please contact ReadingLists [at] umanitoba [dot] ca or reach out to your liaison librarian.

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