Searching is the quickest and easiest way to add items to your list. If Omni finds them, they come over already available and with working links attached.
However, if you don't find what you want in your search, there are other options. See the "Add Citations to Your List" page for details on each of these options.
If you only searched the Trent Library and we don't own the item you're looking for, try expanding your search beyond Trent.
When you add items to your list that the library doesn't own, it triggers an automatic purchase request for the library to consider.
Click the tab for "Create" for the ability to:
When you enter your own citation, it triggers library staff to locate the item for you. Enter any information you want us know in the "Library Discussion" and we'll contact you through this manner, too.
When you do this, the library automatically checks to ensure we don't already have the document online, and forwards it to the Copyright Office for clearance. We'll communicate with you through "Library Discussion".
See details in the "Add Citations to Your List" section.
The "Cite It!" tool can grab information from a website that will link your students back to that webpage.
See details under "Add Citations to Your List".
Use the Cite It! tool to add your YouTube video. See details in "Add Citations to Your List".
First, be sure you've added the Cite It! tool to your browser bookmark toolbar.
Then navigate to the YouTube video you want. Once you have it in your browser window:
View the 1-minute video demonstration:
The short answer is "no". It's best to start with creating a Leganto list for readings, and exporting it into other formats, such as Word (in your choice of citations styles) and PDF, if you need them for other purposes.
If this is important to you, contact the library to ask if we can help. Sometimes there are methods the library can use, but often it takes longer than it would to add the readings individually because a lot of clean-up is required.
The best way to link readings and your syllabus is to start your list in Leganto. Once it's created, you can export the entire list into Word (or other formats). Then you can paste the formatted citations from your list into your syllabus.
It depends on a lot of factors, including what's on your list and how many lists we're currently processing. We recommend you try to get your list to the library around the same time as you submit your syllabus.
It's useful to know that your entire list will probably not be processed at once. When it comes to the library, our system breaks it down into citations, which we can group for quick processing. That means items on your list will be cleared at different times.
You don't actually need to wait for the entire list to be cleared before publishing it. If you're satisfied with the items for the upcoming week or two, you can publish it. Other items will be available as we work through the list.
You can send it to the library at any time - just click the "Library Review" button. We're all working with live lists, so anything you add or change after you've sent it will be processed as we received it.
Please don't "send" the list multiple times. Sending it once adds it to our active list and updates it as you (and we) work on it. Sending it again just slows us down because it sends us conflicting information.
Publish the list when you feel the readings for the upcoming weeks are stable. Even if the library hasn't totally completed the list, it will be updated for students as we proceed.
Until you "Publish" the list only you, your collaborators (if you added any), and the library can see it.
When you publish it, you're given a choice of who you want to allow to see it:
If you choose "anyone", only people who have a link to it will be able to access it, because regular access is through Blackboard.
This is covered above, under "Publish Your List to Students".
Nope. This is just a small feature that enables students to give anonymous feedback. Embrace it. Maybe you'll learn from it.
But don't take it too personally; if no one is "Liking" your readings, that could just mean they couldn't be bothered to click the button.
So far, there's no "Dislike" button.
Make sure you're not in "Student View" in Blackboard when you click "Readings & Resources". You must be using Blackboard in instructor view for the link to work.