What this page will tell you
How to transfer your reading list into Moodle, so that students can easily access it and, where appropriate, click through to find the readings online.
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The easiest way to add a reading list to Moodle is to add a new Page. You can copy and paste your citations into the page, then use headings and bullets to format them into a readable list. The example reading list in Moodle shows how it is done.
Once you've added citations, you may wish to add links to online versions of the readings.
There are various types of resource you can link to:
You must only link to e-journal articles - if you download them and then upload them to Moodle, you are breaking copyright law!
For full instructions on creating links to online readings, see Linking to e-journal articles.
The Library's e-pack service can scan and put online articles and book chapters that are not otherwise available. See the Library's Electronic course pack services page for details.
If you already have an e-pack, the addresses of the individual readings will be sent to you (or to the course lecturer) by email. These can be used to create links in your reading list.
The easiest way to find electronic books is via the Library catalogue. E-books are indicated in your search results by "Located: Networked E-Book". Underneath that you'll see a link "Electronic resource. Click here to access."
The simplest way to add an e-book to your reading list is to link to this Library catalogue record. From there, students can click the link to get to the e-book.
If you really want to link to the e-book directly, you can copy the link from the catalogue. Right-click on the link and choose "Copy shortcut" (or the equivalent for your browser) to copy the address. You can then use this address to create the link in your reading list.
Do not follow the link and copy the address directly from the browser. This will give you a different address that may not be stable in the long term.
For more information, see the Library's E-Books page.
If a book is not available online, you may wish to add a link to its Library catalogue record. The address of a catalogue record (e.g. https://catalogue.lse.ac.uk/Record/941081) can simply be copied and pasted into a link in your reading list.
In addition you can of course link to any other resources that are freely available on the web, such as online newspapers and the BBC, open access repositories such as LSE Research Online and government reports.
- Training: CLT periodically run reading list training sessions at busy times of year. Details of forthcoming courses are listed on the LSE Training and Development system.
- Self-training: There is a self-directed version of the course available in the Moodle Users' Group.
- Further help: If you cannot see a training course listed then e-mail email@example.com to arrange 1-to-1 training. Contact us at the same address if you have any other questions about creating reading lists.