Creating Live Reading and Resource Lists in Moodle

Salmon Arm
Revelstoke Centre

This session is at the Evolving level of workshops offered by Learning and Applied Research and Education Technology.

Get started with the Library’s new online course reading/resource list software, Talis Aspire. Create live reading lists for your students that integrate e-books, academic articles, websites, streaming videos, and more. Learn how to create a course shell, create a reading list, and begin adding resources. Design lists thematically or in a week-by-week format. Faculty and instructors can also create personal reading lists to bookmark their own research resources. Learn how students can engage with readings by adding notes and marking readings as complete or in-progress. Come away from this session with a reading list ready for your next course.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand why creating and using reading lists can be beneficial for instructors and students
  • Create a course reading list by adding readings and resources through the Talis Aspire system and through Moodle
  • Add the Talis Aspire bookmarklet to your Internet browser to easily bookmark resources
  • Learn how students can engage with reading lists
  • Discuss how using a reading list can ensure copyright compliance


  • Promoting student engagement
  • Accessing library and research resources
  • Creating live online course reading lists
  • Online teaching
  • Integrating resources into Moodle

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