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Duplicating a reading list

How to copy your reading list

If the same reading list is required for a new semester or another module: some of your reading lists currently used for semester A modules will contain the same readings for semester B. All you need to do is copy the current list. You can also make some revisions or modifications to the copied list if you wish.

Alternatively, you may wish to use the same reading list for more than one module.

Copy a list

To copy a current reading list open "My Lists" and then click on the three dots by the right-hand side of the selected reading list you want to copy. Choose "copy to a new list".

Next screen

Untick "copy hierarchy associations to new list" if you are copying the list for use in a different module.

When prompted, enter the new module code.

Click on Create List

The list automatically saves as a draft so you will need to open the list and click on "edit list classic" in order to send the "Library Review" and publish the List.

Option to change the name of a copied list.

You can change the name of the copied list if you wish. Click on "edit" and choose "edit list classic".

Click on edit button opposite the reading list title.

Amend or change the title.

Then "publish" and "request review".

The reading list rollover process

Just as with Weblearn module content, reading lists are rolled over from one academic year to the next. This process is carried out by Library Services and may take a few days. While this process occurs, it is not possible for lecturers to edit their lists. Reading lists are rolled over in draft format.

Once the duplicate reading lists have been rolled over for the new academic year, lecturers are free to review the content for the forthcoming teaching year and make amendments. Simply log in and search on the module code. Choose the draft reading list with next year’s academic year showing in parentheses.

Note: it is not necessary to create a brand new reading list for a module that is running from one year to the next.

Remember to select the blue 'Publish' button to make any changes that have been made, visible to students.

Reading lists from the earlier academic year will remain available through the summer and will only be archived once exam resits have finished.