Leganto - Create Lists for Course Readings & Resources

A guide for instructors.

List Options Menu

screenshot of the List Options menuOpen the List Options menu by clicking "..." at the top of the list (beside "Edit").

A drop-down list of options is displayed.

  • Duplicate list
  • Lock
  • Manage course association
  • Configure list discussions
  • Permalink
  • LTI Direct Access
  • Export
  • Print
  • View list as student
  • Delete

Link from Blackboard

There are two ways to  link to your list from a specific section of your Blackboard course (other than the menu link).

  1. Use Blackboard's "Tools" menu to add the "Library - Leganto" tool to any page.
  2. Use the "LTI Direct Access" link.
  • Find it in the List Options menu of your list : "LTI Direct Access".
  • Add the parameter to the link from Blackboard.

Permalink for your List

Link from a Website, Email...

To link to your list from a website, email, etc. use a permalink.

  • Find the permalink by clicking the little icon to the right of your list title, or
  • In your list, open the Options menu (click "...") and select "Permalink", "To List" from the drop-down menu.


See screen captures in the "Working With Reading Lists" guide.

Link to an Item on Your List

Every item on your Leganto list has a permalink. You can grab this link and use it anywhere - including within the text of a Blackboard course module.

screenshot of the Leganto permalink dialog boxGrab the Permalink from Leganto

Start at your list.

  1. Beside the item (or section) you want to link to, click the elipsis (...) to open the drop-down menu, and select "Permalink".
  2. The link is displayed.
  3. If it isn't already there, select the course code from the drop-down box.
  4. Click "Copy to Clipboard".



Use the Permalink

Now go to the place you want to add the link. In Blackboard, that could be an "Item", a Module Page, or any place you enter text.

  1. Enter the text you want to use for linking.
  2. Highlight the text.
  3. Click the icon for the link tool.
    screenshot of Blackboard text item
  1. Paste the copied link into the "Link Path" box.
  2. It's a good idea to set the link to "Open in New Window (_blank)" so students don't lose their place in your course.
  3. Click "Insert Link".
  4. Test the link by turningoff the Edit Mode in Blackboard and clicking on it. Ensure it opens in a new tab, to the place on your list you want it to go.

    screenshot of Blackboard link path