By Nick Forbes, on 12 September 2022
With the new academic year almost upon us, many academic and support staff will be working on getting reading lists ready for the start of term. This might feel like a daunting task at this very busy time of year. Particularly for those of you who are new to ReadingLists@UCL, or who may not have used it for some time.
We are therefore delighted to announce that on Friday 16th September a series of new ‘onboarding guides’ will be going live on ReadingLists@UCL. This will mean that when you visit ReadingLists@UCL to work on a reading list, you will be offered a series of short (~2-min) pop-up videos taking you through the key features of the system. These will cover:
- editing and organising your list;
- structuring your list;
- adding resources to your list;
- adding library and student notes on list items;
- publishing your list.
The idea is to provide guidance on the key elements of ReadingLists@UCL at the point it’s needed most (i.e. when you’re working on a list!). These unobtrusive pop-up guides will only be visible to academic and faculty staff, and they can be “snoozed” or even switched off entirely if you don’t want to see them.
This new feature will sit alongside the existing range of existing support and guidance around reading lists, including:
- the ReadingLists@UCL Libguide, which sets out in detail how to create and update your lists and embed them in Moodle;
- the Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) webpages, which outlines the many different services available from TLS, including the course readings service and copyright support; and
- personalised support delivered by the TLS team: whether you want a complete run-through of the system or just want a reminder on how to add a weblink, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
If you have any questions at all about this new feature, or indeed about anything relating to reading lists, please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image credit: “Books HD” by Abee5, licensed under CC BY 2.0