In this guide:
- Introducing Library Reading List
- Step-by-step instructions
- How do I make my readings available using this application
- Available support
The Library Reading List application manages your course reserves material and course readings. This tool creates a single list of all the course materials you have requested for your class through the Library’s Course Reserves and Syllabus Service. This list can be made up of articles, books, eBooks and eBook chapters, weblinks, and media resources. Enrolled students will be able to use the list to access their readings seamlessly within the Quercus course page.
Introducing Library Reading List
Beginning Fall 2021, the library will be using a new reading list application called "Library Reading List". This new application streamlines access to a wide variety of course and library materials for students and instructors by being closely integrated with Quercus and the library's resources. Library staff will organize library resources and requested materials into an easy-to-use course reading list that will be integrated into your Quercus course shell.
If you are interested in learning more, here is a short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG3l402m81Q
Access to readings expires once the course has ended. When you use the Library Reading List application, Library staff will ensure your course readings are made available to students while respecting Canadian copyright law and existing U of T licensing agreements and policies. You can make the Library Reading List application accessible to your students by making the app visible in your course navigation panel within a Quercus course page.
Step-by-step instructions to add the Library Reading List to Quercus
NOTE: At the moment, the Library Reading List application is not enabled in all Quercus courses. Library staff will communicate with instructors when the application becomes available.
The Library Reading List app is already installed in Quercus but the link to this tool needs to be made visible to students by the following steps:
- In your course menu, click "Settings" (at the bottom left corner)
- Click on the "Navigation" tab (at the top of the screen)
- Click on and drag "Library Reading List" up from the list of hidden navigation items to the list of visible navigation items in the top half of this list. Place it where you would like it to appear in the course menu.
- Save your change
Students will now have access to the Library Reading List app in their course side navigation bar. If the readings fail to appear, please ensure you have selected "Library Reading List" and not "Library Resources."
NOTE: The Library Reading List app works best in either Chrome or Firefox. There have been a number of issues with both faculty and students when using Safari and Edge/Explorer.
How do I make my readings available using this application?
Contact the Library’s Course Reserves and Syllabus Service help page for information on how to submit your reading list.
If you need any further assistance with this tool, contact firstname.lastname@example.org