Resource List provides students with easy access to reading materials prescribed by instructors for particular module right inside the Learn@PolyU course page, including books, readings and other online resources.
Instructors can select resources, including OERs, and add them to Resource List with a few clicks.
Students can access books, articles, videos and OERs all from one page - Resource List on Learn@PolyU.
Course Instructors are welcome to create your own reading lists, which will be available to all students who are taking the same course.
Resource List can house general course resources, including print and electronic books & articles from the Library, audio materials, YouTube videos etc which can be used to supplement teaching. Steps to do so can be found in this guide.
By using the Resource List, Students who are taking the same course will be able to easily access these materials which you have listed as part of your teaching materials.
Alternatively, you can send your reading list to the library by filling out the Recommend Course Readings & Reserve Books form. We will help create a list in Resource List upon receipt of your submission.
After you've created a Resource List with your name, you are ready to add some items into the list. You can add items straight from OneSearch within your list. This includes both books and journal articles. If you know what you want is available in the Library catalogue, then this is the easiest option to use.
Step 1: Add items into your reading list
A. To add items from OneSearch, follow the steps below:
Resource List also enables you to add a range of other resources, including web links. You can embed links, for example, to Youtube videos, newspaper articles and Google books. You can use the Cite It! Bookmark button to quickly add blog posts, video, newspaper articles and almost anything available on the supported websites to your reading lists.
B. (1) To add the Cite It! bookmark button, follow the steps below:
(2) To add items from the external websites to your reading list with Cite It!, follow the steps below:
C. To manually add items from other sources, follow the steps below:
Step 2: Inform library staff to put your selected items on reserve
Each item on your Resource List should have a tag to indicate whether it is on the Reference List or the Textbook List. For the print book that is tagged as Textbook List, it will be relocated from Book Collection to Reserve Collection for hourly (24 or 60) or 7-day loan.
Follow the steps below to add a tag for each item on your list:
After you've added a tag for each item on your Resource List, click on SEND LIST to inform the library staff and they will help process the reserved items.
Edit the list details:
To edit the name, description, start date and end date, follow the steps below:
1. Click on the options menu "⋯" beside your list name.
2. Select Edit Section.
3. Edit the required information and click Save to finish.
Remove an item from your list:
1. Click on the options menu "⋯" beside the concerned item.
2. Select Delete item, then click OK to confirm.
Reorder the items in your list:
1. Mouse over the item you want to move.
2. Use the "Drag citation" option at the right hand side of the item to move up or down.
Course Instructors can choose to create a new Resource List to house Open Education Resources (OERs) relevant to their course. Steps to do so can be found in this guide. By using the Resource List, Students who are taking the same course will be able to easily access the OERs you have listed as part of your teaching materials.
Steps to create a new Resource List below:
Alternatively, you can work with your Faculty Librarian. We are happy to assist you in creating a list for your OER materials in Resource List.
After you've created a Resource List , you are ready to add some OER materials into the list.
To add the OER items from other sources, follow the steps below:
Instructors can make use of analytics/data from Resource List to better understand how our students are making use of the Reading List for your courses.
Analytics of your reading list are available in the Reports section in Resource List, found on the left-hand menu.
The Reports screen shows three tabs of reports: Analysis, Usage and Inactive.
The Analysis tab contains a bar chart showing the general usage by the students, including the total no. of full-text views and "likes" received in the Resource List of all your courses.
The Usage tab contains detailed student usage of each of your Resource List in table format, below are the major statistics that you may be interested in:
Analytics available in the Reports section can be exported into an Excel spreadsheet for further analysis.
► Select the Page Options menu in the top right of each tap in Reports.
► Choose Export to Excel option.
Resource List is an easy to use platform provided by the Library that lets instructors and students access course resources prescribed by the Instructors directly from Learn@PolyU. This platform allows Instructors and Librarians to collaborate and manage suggested readings and other resources in Resource List to support students’ learning. In addition, the usage data of each item in the Resource List can be viewed by Instructors and Librarian to analyse the access of the reference materials for planning the reading list items and modify their teaching plan.
The default reading list for courses in Learn@PolyU is the list of readings found in the course programme document listed in the PolyU Course Programmes Database. Instructors are welcome to create additional reading lists using the Resource List platform and share it with students who are taking the same course.
After you've added the items into your Resource List, you may add the tags to each item. For the books to be put on reserve, please select Textbook List from the tags field pull down list. After you've added a tag for each item on your reading list, click on SEND LIST to inform the library staff. We will proceed to put the corresponding books on reserve if we see the tags. Please refer to the Add items to the Resource List tab from the Quick Guide above.
Generally it takes around 2 working days to place the item on reserve. There may be some delays if the books are on loan and needed to be recalled.
The Resource List tab is not showing because your course in Learn@PolyU was created with an old template. ITS has prepared a step-by-step guide to solve this problem without having to recreate your course in Learn@PolyU. Please contact your Faculty Librarian to get further assistance.
No, you will not be able to do that. You may consider doing that on Blackboard, as Resource List is open access by anyone.
Yes you can. Resource List allows having multiple people as Collaborators to edit the reading list.
To do so, follow the steps below:
We encourage you to send us (firstname.lastname@example.org) the PDF file of your reading list, the library staff will help add to Resource List and link to your corresponding course. After that, you can remove the one in Learn@PolyU.