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Service Models

The Libraries offer two different ways to create Reading Lists. 

  • Self-Service Model (Preferred): Most flexible. You add your own reading list, files, links, and library resources. The Libraries will complete any digitization requests you have, very that links work correctly, and move any books to reserves.
    • To start, follow the instructions below to add Reading Lists to your Moodle course.
    • Use the instructions on this Guide to create your Reading List
  • Assisted Model: The Libraries will create the list for you. This option gives you less control over the Reading List. We will complete digitization requests and move books to reserves.
    • To start, complete the Course Reserves request form.
    • The Libraries will email you with any issues as well as instructions to add the Reading List to your Moodle course.

If you need additional assistance, please email

Add Reading Lists to Moodle

Getting started with Reading Lists is easy. Follow the simple steps below to activate Reading Lists in Moodle.

  1. Open the Moodle shell for your course. You can access Moodle through eCampus.
  2. Turn Editing On using the green button at the top right of your Moodle shell.
    Screen shot showing the Turn Editing On button
  3. With editing mode on, click on the "+Add an activity or resource" button in the body of your Moodle shell.

  4. From the list of activities and resources, choose "External Tool," and then click "Add."
  5. In the "Adding a new External tool" configuration screen, give the activity a name, such as "Reading List." From the Preconfigured tool dropdown menu, choose "Reading List." Then, click "Save and Display" at the bottom of the configuration menu.

  6. You are now ready to start creating your reading list!