Subject Readings is UOW's reading list management tool that integrates with Moodle. You can use it to assign reading material and other resources to students in your subject.
This guide will get you started with the basics of setting up your subject readings list.
There are three steps to make your reading list available to your students:
This interactive video is divided into sections. Navigate to the section you need using the Bookmarks icon at the bottom left and click any links throughout the video to go the relevant webpage.
This video will get you started with the basics of setting up your subject readings list. If you haven't done so already, you will need to request a Moodle site.
To begin, turn on the editing mode in Moodle. If you have not previously used this subject readings system, you'll need to add the "Subject Readings Activity" to your Moodle site. Search and select the subject readings activity. Name it subject readings. Click save and return to site. Turn editing off. Select the Subject Readings link.
If you were the subject coordinator for the same subject in a previous semester, your readings will automatically appear in your new Moodle site with the same subject code. However, if you can't see the readings, please contact the library for assistance. If your subject ran in a previous semester and you were not the previous site owner, ownership needs to be transferred.
When working with your subject reading list, there are three ellipses options that you will use depending on the specific section of your list you need to edit. You can use the subject readings activity to customise your list.
You can create weekly or topic sections, add ebooks to multiple weeks, and specify chapters for each week. Additionally, you can add public notes for your students. To add public notes to an item, select the ellipses at the item level, then select edit item. In the public note field, type in your note. Then select save. You can also add tags from a predefined list. At the item level, select ‘add tags to item’ then select the relevant tag, for example, you can indicate an item will be used for an open book exam.
To organise your list you can create and move sections. To create a section, click the ‘new section’ button, then type in the relevant title. You may like to organise by week numbers or resource type. Click on create. To move a section, you can hover your cursor next to the right of the item you would like to move, then drag and drop. Or you can right click on the ellipsis at the item level, select ‘move citation’, choose the correct section and then click confirm. This section of the video will show you how to add resources to your list.
To add a book or article held in UOW Library’s collection, Select the ‘add items’ plus icon click on Library SEARCH, and enter the title of the item. Scroll down and click on the correct book. Either drag and drop the book into the list, or choose the relevant section and select add. Follow the same steps to add an article to your list from the Library’s collection. If you are using a specific ebook chapter, you can link directly to the ebook record in Library SEARCH and add a 'Public note' to specify the required chapter/pages. Some ebook chapters are available in Library SEARCH, you can link to these directly.
To add a print book chapter that needs to be scanned by the Library, use the ‘manually add citation’ option. Click 'ADD ITEMS plus icon’. Select 'Manually add citation'. Choose the Book Chapter 'Type' from the drop-down menu. Enter all available citation details, including, book and chapter details. Select ‘Add and close. It's important to keep in mind that only 10% of a book or one chapter from the same edition of the book can be scanned to comply with copyright regulations. If you require an item for your subject reading list that is not held in UOW Library’s collection, follow the same steps outlined above to ‘manually add the citation’. The library will endeavour to purchase or obtain the required resource.
Once you have completed your reading list, select "Submit to library." This will notify the library of any resources that need to be scanned or purchased. If you add more items later, remember to select "Submit to library" each time.
If you have any questions regarding processing your list or its status, you can use the Library Discussion feature to send a message to the library. Contact the Learning and Engagement team for assistance with using the Subject Readings activity and identifying materials to support student learning.