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Using Leganto: For Staff


Check that the Leganto tool is visible to students by selecting the downward arrow to the right of the tool link in the Interact2 menu and choose Show Link from the options.


Although the reading list tool is visible to students, the reading list itself may not be. Check that your reading list is published. Once the reading list is published, students will be able to navigate to the readings from the tool link in Interact2.


You may have removed yourself (or been removed) as a collaborator to the list. Either ask a colleague who is also a collaborator to reinstate your collaborator permissions, or contact the Library for assistance.


To engage the drag and drop function, hover your mouse to the right of the record until you see the Drag Citation option. Select the blue Drag Citation option with one click, and drag the resource to another section.


Click on the blue "x" that appears at the end of the message. From here, you will see all the lists that you are a collaborator of.


If the link is to a record in Primo: select the item in your Leganto list to open the full record. Report the link to the Library for repair using the Report broken link to the Library option. The Library will investigate the error and replace the link for you.

If the link is to an online resource not held by the Library: you can replace the link by editing the record. See Edit or remove a reading.

If you are in need of further assistance, please contact the Library.


The CiteIt! tool will retrieve available data from websites (not PDFs) and use that information to help you add resources to your Leganto list.

When CiteIt! won't retrieve website data as expected, there are a few possible solutions.

  1. Open another tab in your browser and log into Leganto. You will need to be logged into Leganto for the CiteIt! tool to work consistently.
  2. Make sure that you have enabled Leganto pop-ups and cookies.
  3. Delete the CiteIt! icon from your browser bookmarks and reinstall it. See, Use CiteIt!.

If CiteIt! still won’t successfully retrieve website data, add the resources manually. See, Use manual entry.


Leganto works best with Chrome or Firefox.

Leganto is incompatible with Internet Explorer, Safari, and Edge browsers. Accessing a reading list from Interact in Microsoft Edge will return: "Response code: 400 failed OAuth check".


We sure do! The Library has created the Using Leganto: For Students library guide to introduce students to the platform.


You can get to Leganto at

To bookmark this URL, save the bookmark, edit it, and then copy and paste the URL above into the URL field of the Edit bookmark window. As the URL above uses single sign-on, just bookmarking the page will generate an error.


Yes. You can create and edit a Leganto reading list on a mobile device, but the drag/drop function to re-order sections or citations will not work. The Library recommends using a laptop or desktop computer for this functionality.

Students can access readings from smart phones and tablets. Analytics relating to this are available from the Usage tab under the Reports menu. See, Usage statistics.


No. You can create one reading list and associate all cohorts to it. In doing this, all students enrolled in the subject will receive the same access to subject readings. Changes made to the reading list will be reflected to all cohorts. See, Associate multiple cohorts.


You sure can! See, Reuse an existing list.


The best way to approach this situation would be to:


To meet Copyright Act provisions, resources cannot be uploaded to Leganto. You may link to readings online, in eReserve, or in subscription databases. See, Leganto & Copyright.

If you created a resource yourself that you would like to share with students, upload it to DOMS and link to the resource in Leganto. To do this, follow the instructions for manually adding an item and add the DOMS URL to the Source field.


Charles Sturt Library welcomes recommendations for purchase from academic staff.

To suggest an item for our collection within Leganto, add the items to your reading list using either manual entry or the CiteIt! tool and the Library will review the item for purchase. Remember that these items will appear in your reading list, so if they are not readings for the subject, please submit your request using the Library’s Suggest New Material form.

If the request is for a chapter or section from a print book, the Library will source the book and provide the chapter as an eReserve reading. See, Add eReserve & Reserve items.

Timeframe - If the request is for a print book, please note that it will take approximately six weeks for your order to be made available; the process time is significantly reduced if the item is available as an eBook. if the reading is required immediately, please contact the Library for assistance.


Use My Collection to save readings in Leganto without assigning them to a particular reading list. This can be helpful if you are collecting readings for a subject but have not yet created the reading list.

Items pinned to your Favourites when searching in Primo Search will appear in My Collection in Leganto, or you can save websites or external resources to My Collection using the CiteIt! tool.

To add an item to a reading list from My Collection, select Add Citation ( + ), choose the My Collection tab, and drag the item to your reading list.


Leganto collects data about student engagement with your reading list. Run reports about student usage and interaction from the Reports menu. See, Usage statistics.


No. Leganto will only record data for interactions within the platform.

However, user activity analytics can be retrieved from Interact2. To access these reports, select Evaluation from the left menu of the Interact2 site and choose from the options.



Leganto treats each citation as a different resource. For example, if the same resource is added to both Week 2 and Week 6, Leganto will collect analytics about each reading separately. The Leganto Reading List Citations report will detail the quantity and type of interactions individual readings have had including views, likes and comments. The statistics represented in this report will need to be manually collated if a reading appears more than once in a reading list.

Select the title of a reading list from the Reports menu for the option to view this report. See, Usage statistics.


The Library recommends that resources of this nature are uploaded to DOMS and a link to the resource is provided to students in Leganto. To do this, follow the instructions for manually adding an item and add the DOMS URL to the Source field.


No. Students must use the Readings and resources; link on the left navigation menu of the Interact2 site for Leganto to authenticate them. Using the URL of the reading list to embed into the learning modules will bypass this step resulting in an error. If you would like to include contextual links in the learning modules, the Library recommends linking directly to a resource, not Leganto.

We have developed a guide to show you how to create persistent links to subject readings held in Charles Stury Library's electronic collections. See, Creating links to resources.

For more information, please contact your Library Faculty Team.


You sure can! The library recommends adding these resources manually. See, Use manual entry.