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Using Leganto: For Staff

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

Reusing a Reading List - Introduction

You can reuse an existing list with multiple cohorts/subject sites to save you time. For this reason is is very important not to delete your list at the end of the teaching period. If you don't want the reading list showing in My Lists, you can remove yourself as a collaborator.

If YOU wish to reuse an existing reading list in a different Interact2 site, then:

  • you will need to be an instructor in the Interact site you're reusing your list for, so that you can set up the Leganto tool, AND
  • you will need to be a collaborator in the original list, with a status of "Can manage list".

If SOMEONE ELSE wishes to reuse your list in a different Interact2 site, then:

  • the instructor of the new site will need to set up Leganto as a tool in that site, AND
  • the person who will be re-using the list will need to be added as a collaborator to the original list, with a status of "Can manage list", and will need to be a Non-Grade Staff user in the new Interact2 site.

Reusing a reading list in a different Interact2 site

The process of reusing a Leganto reading list is slightly different from the process of creating a brand new list. There are three steps:

1. Activate Leganto in the site (Instructor status required)

  • Access the new subject Interact site you wish to add your list to.
  • Within the Control Panel settings in the Add Menu Item option select Tool Link.

  • When the Add Tool Link options appear, give your link a name: for consistency with other sites we recommend that you use Reading List
  • In the Type field, select Leganto (Resource List) then click on Submit.
  • We would suggest leaving the check box Available to Users unchecked until the list is finalised. This can be checked after the 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. Create a new course (ie subject) in Leganto (Instructor status also required for this step)

  • To begin the process of actually duplicating the reading list, select the Leganto/Reading List tool link in the i2 site menu.
  • You will be asked to Create a New Course - this will create a new subject in Leganto that your reading list will be associated with. Click on Create.
  • The next screen will ask you to create a new reading list. DO NOT select Create it; instead click on the link at the bottom of the screen - Leave this page and explore Leganto.

  • At this point, we would expect that we could begin the process of adding the original list into the site. But, to ensure the subject has successfully been added to Leganto, please return to your subject site and reenter Leganto using the Link you have created in your menu. This sort of refreshes the system, and ensures that the new subject has definitely been established in Leganto.


3. Associate the list with the new subject

You now have to associate the list you are reusing with the new subject:

  • When you're back into Leganto, as above, go to My Lists, at the top of the left menu, and search or scroll to identify the list you wish to reuse. (The list which you wish to re-use, for which you are (or should have been made) a collaborator, should be appearing in your My Lists.) If you get the message, "No lists associated with this Course", click on the blue "x" at right, and your full list of reading lists will now display.
  • Select the title of the list in My Lists. This will open the list, and at this point it appears to be ready for use, but there is one step to go:
  • When the list opens, click on the ellipsis icon ( ... ) (Reading list options) at the top of the list, and select Manage course association.

  • Enter the name of the Interact site that you are in. Start with the S-subject code and then, from the auto-fill options, select the appropriate cohort (ensuring that you have the correct session and campus!) and click on Associate.

The reading list should now be ready for use in the new site. Don't forget to make the Leganto Tool visible in your Interact site.

Please note: Reusing a list does not create a separate copy of the list; rather, it simply "associates" the list with a new subject in Leganto. It's the same list, and changes made to it will appear in both places.