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Using Leganto: For Staff

Best Practice

Help students get the most out of their Leganto Readings and resources by considering these best practice tips!

Leganto Tool Link.
Name the Leganto tool link in your Interact2 site Readings and resources. Keeping this name consistent will help students recognise the resource link in their Interact2 sites across all their subjects. See, Add Leganto to an i2 site.


List Naming Convention. 
We recommend naming your reading list consistently with the name of the subject according to Charles Sturt's Subject Handbook. See, Set up Leganto.

  • Single subjects = 'subject code - description'.
    i.e. EEB427 - Leading Early Childhood.
  • Paired subjects with the same subject description = 'subject code/subject code - description'.
    i.e. ASC413/ASC513 - Equine Disease Prevention.

If the descriptions of paired subjects differ, use the naming convention above to determine a reasonable alternative list title.


APA 7th Referencing Style in Leganto
While the details of each reading can be customised in Leganto to better reflect academic referencing standards, the citations in Leganto will not necessarily adhere to APA format or style.

Students can be referred to Referencing at Charles Sturt for guidance on how to reference or to the Academic Skills Team for more comprehensive or specialised referencing advice. 

Add all teaching and support staff as managing collaborators of the reading list. This might include academic staff teaching other cohorts, or teaching/learning support staff. Managing collaborators will be able to add, edit and delete resources as required; and will aid the process of reusing the reading list in future sessions. See, Add collaborators & Reuse an existing list.

Textbooks (prescribed, recommended and/or highly recommended).
Does your subject have a prescribed, recommended or highly recommended textbook? If a prescribed text section does not already exist at the top of your reading list, create a 'New Section' for the subject textbooks at the top of the reading list so that students can easily locate them. Use Primo Search to locate each resource and add it to the section. See, Use Primo Search.

You can also Use Cite It! to add the Library's eBook Etiquette video to your reading list to help students use e-textbooks.

Research Skills Guides.
If your subject has a Research Skills Guide, use the Cite It! option to add it to the reading list. You might also like to add the Library Resource Guide/s relevant to the subject. See the Library's collection of guides and the Use Cite It! instructions.