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Using Leganto: For Staff

Library Guide on how to use Leganto to create e-resource lists for subjects.

Starting Your Reading List in Interact 2

In order to set up your Reading List for your subject in an Interact 2 site you must have the correct user role assigned to you for that site.

Only staff with an Instructor Role in the subject site - this is generally only the Subject Coordinator - will be able to set up the reading list. 

Staff with Full Staff Role and Non Grade Staff Role will be able to add to and edit a Reading List, once you have added them as a Collaborator.

Setting up a reading list in an Interact2 subject site is a two-step process:

1. Activating Leganto in a Subject site.

Within the Control Panel settings in your subject site, select the Add Menu Item option and select Tool Link.

When the Add Tool Link options appear, give your tool a name: we recommend (for consistency with other subjects) that you name it Reading List.

In the Type field, select Leganto (Resource List) then select Submit.

We suggest leaving the check box Available to Users unchecked until the list is finalised. The tool can then be made live after the reading list is complete.

The new tool will appear in your Control Panel at the bottom of the list. You can re-order this as you wish for your site.

2. Setting up the Reading List

Select the new Leganto tool link to begin creating your subject list within the Leganto system.

You will be asked to Create a new course - this will create a new subject in the Leganto system that your Reading List will be associated with.

Leave the start date as today's date; enter the end date of the session in which your subject will run.

Select Create.

Enter the session end date

You will be asked to Create a reading list for the course (subject): click on the Create it button.

At this point, you can change the title of the Reading List, or leave it as the default, and you can give it a description if you wish. Click on Create


You're now ready to start adding content to your Reading List, or, if the Library will be adding content for you, then you can add a Library staff member as a collaborator.