Answered By: Stephen Harding
Last Updated: Oct 04, 2022     Views: 77

A recent update brings a minor navigation change but also some exciting new features.

Fixing the Library Reading List navigation links

You may have noticed that the Library Reading Lists link has dropped down towards the bottom of the left-hand side navigation, an unavoidable result of the update. It also may no longer link correctly from the course homepage depending upon what edits you may have already made.

To fix this, follow the short guide to Updating your Reading List Links in Canvas.

New feature 1: Embed reading list citations and sections into your course

Within the text editor in Canvas you can now embed elements of your course’s reading list to direct your students to rather than having to go to the full list on the left hand side navigation.

Choose the Apps  button from the toolbar, View All, then Import Citations. From the reading list that appears you can add individual citations, sections or the whole list using the checkboxes on the left-hand side. Click Add once you’ve finished.

New feature 2: Add module links to reading list citations and sections

In the Modules area of Canvas you can now add links to different parts of your course’s reading lists, for example to Week 1’s reading, depending upon how you’ve structured your reading list and modules.

In an existing module (or after you’ve created a new one) choose the [+] button in the top right of the module to Add Item. From the drop down box choose External Tool then Reading List – Link Selection. From the reading list that appears you can select individual citations, sections or the whole list using the checkboxes on the left-hand side. Click Select once you’ve finished.

Any questions or issues?

If you have any questions, experience any issues or need help using this or anything related to the Reading Lists service please contact readinglists@ncl.ac.uk where we will be happy to help.