Maybe you don't have time to create the most perfect, fully-functioning reading list right now - you just want to get your readings published and available to students. Follow these steps to get a minimal list ready. Later, you can come back and add features, if you wish.
You'll still want to use the other sections of this guide for further instructions, but this will get you going.
Start by watching the video - it's a visual overview of the process. Then follow each step in order.
Here's a 2.5 minute video that shows how to start a new list, add sections, and items to each section.
Note that the video skips the steps of associating the list with the course, sending it to the library for processing, and publishing it to students. These can be done later on and they take only a moment, but they're essential parts of the process.
Login to a Blackboard course where you are the instructor. Whenever possible, login to the course you're creating the reading list for, but if it's not available yet, choose any course.
Click the menu link: "Readings & Resources".
That was easy, right?
Oops - is there no menu link for "Readings & Resources"?
Your landing page is "Lists" - as shown in the tab on the left.
Click the "+New List" button. (Or, follow the prompt to "Create It!", if it's your first login.)
Enter a title.
You're asked to select a template. Choose "Blank", unless you already have a week-by-week schedule created. Either way, the template just gets you started, so you can make any adjustments later.
You'll be asked to associate the list with a course.
You need at least one section in your list, because that's where the citations go.
Give your section a title. If you're only going to have one section, you can call it "Course Readings".
Now your list is set up and ready to have readings added.
There are several ways to add citations to your list, but the quickest and most reliable way is to find them in Omni and drag them over.
From your list, click on the plus sign to add items.
Change from "Search" to "Create" and enter basic information from an existing citation. We'll look for it.
Use the "Create" tab to drag documents from your desktop into Leganto.
If you have saved citations in Omni, they'll appear under the "My Collection" tab here, and you can drag them into your list.
Send the list to the library for "fulfillment" by clicking \the "Library Review" button. This notifies the that it needs our attention. Library staff go over the list to ensure all the links are correct and the material is available.
You can send the list for review at any time. If you add or change items later, we'll be notified.
But only click the "Library Review" button once, to avoid duplication and confusion at the library side.
You'll need to have your Blackboard course ready to do this. Make sure your list is associated with the correct Blackboard course. See how.
The status of your list changes from "Draft" to "Published" and your students will be able to see it through their Blackboard course.
In a hurry?
You don't need to wait for the library to complete your list before you publish, although it's best if you do. Some items may not be available until we've processed them.
If you need to get the list out to students immediately, go ahead and publish it. As we process items, they'll be updated on your list.
For details on all these steps, and more advanced options, move on through the guide.
Follow pages in order with the navigation at the bottom of each page, or use the red menu (normally on the left side of your screen).