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Subject Readings: guide for staff

View student engagement to evaluate resources


Click the 'View list analysis' icon to see usage of resources. You can see how many students viewed, downloaded, liked and marked an item as 'read' and compare usage over time.

'View list analysis' button is under the list title.

Likes and views

Students can 'like' a citation. You can see the number of likes (heart icon) and views (eye icon) to the bottom right of each citation.

The number of likes and views is shown to the bottom right of each citation.

Enhance student engagement

Add public notes: Add a public note to a citation to communicate additional instructions or information to your students. You could also integrate questions, which prompt students to think about a particular aspect of the reading.
To add a public note click the ellipsis > 'Edit item' OR click the item title and add a comment in the public note field.

Example of a public note: Look at figure 2 in particular. How would you describe the main trends in the graph?

Annotate PDFs: The new tool offers staff and students the ability to annotate and highlight within PDFs, such as scanned book chapters. When you add an annotation, you can choose to make it private or public. Public annotations are visible to students and can be used to draw attention to particular parts of a reading.

Enable student discussion: To enable student discussion click the ellipsis at the list level and click 'Configure list discussions' > 'Show student discussion thread'. This will allow students to comment about the list and specific resources.

Ellipsis menu at the list level is open showing 'Configure list discussions' selected.

Invite students to suggest items: If you would like students to suggest items for the reading list, they need to add the item to their 'My Collection' first. Then they can click the ellipsis beside the item and select 'Suggest this item'. Any suggestions will appear for you under 'Suggestions' in the right-hand panel. From there you can select which suggested items to add to your list or delete.

How to view your list as a student
From the list ellipsis menu, click 'View list as a student'. Students can keep track of what they've read by clicking the 'done' tick beside each title. They can click an item's title to access the detailed record. From there they can like the resource by clicking the heart icon and report broken links so they can be fixed. To exit 'View as student' mode, refresh the page. We also recommend adding the 'Test students block' to your Moodle site to see how the reading list appears and functions for your students.

Subject Readings: guide for students

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