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How to use the Reading List Tool (Leganto)

This guide gives you step-by-step instructions in setting up your reading lists in the Reading List Tool through D2L.

The Resource List Tool provides online reading lists for students and helps course instructors to easily create and manage reading lists for their students.


Key features

  • The Resource List Tool provides online reading lists using the reading list system Leganto
  • Any resource with a web address can be added to a list, including books, eBooks, journal articles, websites, videos and podcasts, etc.
  • Resource Lists can be accessed via a course in D2L
  • Items on a list can be filtered by resource type or priority
  • Lists can be exported to word or PDF documents in a variety of citation styles
  • Statistics can be accessed for example on how many students accessed the reading list resources, etc.


Instructors can:

  • create dynamic lists of relevant, up-to-date materials gathered from a range of sources including the Library collection, internet and multimedia resources
  • easily manage and update course resources
  • link course resource lists in D2L
  • use the Resource List Tool to automatically request copyright assessments.


Students can: 

  • easily access lists for all of their courses in one place
  • access key resources more easily: more time is spent reading resources on a list than searching for them.
  • engage with the resources, comment on readings, make recommendations
  • quickly see which items are 'essential' readings to prioritize and to better managing time.


Librarians can:

  • the Resource List tool helps us make better informed purchasing choices, based on information gathered via the service. 
  • especially since COVID-19, essential readings should be available to students online.



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