Answered By: Catherine Dale
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2020     Views: 8

The Newcastle University Canvas Baseline sets out the minimum core requirements expected on all University modules within the centrally supported Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

This Baseline requirements state:


How to meet requirement (automated)

How to meet the requirement (manual)

Reading List

  • Where relevant a reading list must be provided.


The Library Reading List area within your Canvas course automatically links through to your reading list. You can manage items on your list yourself, or by contacting the Library (  

Parent-child modules
For parent-child courses, and other instances, where the reading list does not link automatically please contact the Library ( 


Not all modules will need a reading list but if you would like to learn how to manage items on your Reading List yourself, please self-enrol on the Reading Lists Training for Staff course which is available via Canvas. It will explain each stage of creating and editing your lists.

Alternatively, you may wish to produce your reading list in a Microsoft Word document, or module handbook, and submit this to our dedicated Library Reading Lists team to create your online version.

If you have any questions about Reading Lists, please contact for advice.