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Create Your Reading & ResourcesList... in Minutes


For Faculty ...

Please login to Blackboard.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".This opens the Readings & Resources tool (in a new tab/window) and recognizes you as the instructor. Your initials appear in the top right corner.

Create a List

Add a New List





Enter a title for you reading list

Click create

Select a template

Associate it to a course


DescriptionIcons & ButtonsYour 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.Click "Create".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.If your course already exists in Blackboard, click "Associate List" and find the Blackboard course you want to connect it to. (If you logged in through this course, it's the default.)

There are are three templates to choose from to separate content. Pre-defined Headings: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, etc. Week 1 ( with dates) Custom Headings

Adding a section

Adding CitationsfromLibrary Catalogue (Part 1)

1. Click on the button the 'Add Items' button.2. The right pane will open another set of menu so that you are able to search for items in the catalogue.3. Drag and drop your item into your reading list.4. You can add tags to the citations. These tags will communicate a message to either the student or library. Click on and then on to select you message.

Add items +


Add tags

Add tags to item

Adding Citations fromthe Internet (Part 2)

1. Drag and drop the 'Cite it!' tool when using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. For instructions using Microsoft Edge, click here. The 'Cite it' tool can be found in the drop-down menu when you click on your initials located in the upper right corner.2. Go to the website for item that you want added into your reading list. Click on the 'Cite It' button.3. A pop-up menu will appear. The tool will automatically add the title information. You can then choose the list and the section and click 'add'.4. Both the citation information and link will appear in your list.

After you have added all your citations in your list, you are ready to send the list to the library. You can do this by clicking on the button.

Send for Library Review

Library Review

Publish the List for Students

1. Click on button. This will change the reading list status to 'Published' which will allow the students to see the list.2. A pop-up menu will appear to give several options as to who can see the list.


Need More Details?

For details on all these steps, and more advanced options, move on through the guide.