The Reading List tool allows instructors to create and manage course reading lists for their students by searching library resources within Canvas and adding readings to their course. As an external tool in Canvas, Reading Lists also lets instructors search and add content from library databases, instructor-owned files, and the internet. The Reading List tool allows students in your course to see traditional Library Course Reserve items, instructor uploaded files, and internet resources all within their Canvas course. Beginning in Fall 2020 instructors may create new Canvas Reading Lists, in Spring 2021 and beyond instructors will have the ability to either create a new reading list or rollover Reading Lists created in previous semesters.
Instructors first must add the Reading List tool to a Canvas site. To add the tool:
After you have enabled the Reading List function in Canvas you are ready to create a reading list. To create a new reading list from scratch:
Now that you have created a reading list and added one or more sections, you are ready to begin adding resources to those sections.
To add resources from the library catalog, or upload files:
To add resources from other library databases or the internet:
When you are done adding resources to your reading list you need to publish it and send it to the library for review. Most resources will immediately be available to your students, some need the approval of the library first. To publish and send your list: