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Using Leganto: For Staff

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



My Students Can't Access the Reading List

Make sure you have published your list and made the tool available in your Interact site.


I Can't See my Reading List Under my List

Have you removed yourself as a Collaborator? Or deleted your List? Once a list is deleted it cannot be retrieved.


The Resource Opens when I try to Move/Drag a Section

Make sure you select on the grey area: when you do this, dotted lines should appear around the resource (if you have 'picked it up' correctly).


I've clicked on My List and I'm getting the message 'No list associated with this course'

Click on the blue "x" that appears at the end of the message - this will take you to all of your reading lists.



What Browser Types are Recommended?

Leganto works best with Chrome or Firefox.

Internet Explorer, Safari, and Edge browsers are at this stage incompatible with Leganto software.

Accessing a reading list from Interact in Microsoft Edge will return "Response code: 400 failed OAuth check". Please use another browser.


Can Leganto be used on Mobile Devices?

You can edit Leganto Reading lists on a mobile device, but the drag/drop function to re-order sections or citations will not work. We recommend using a laptop or desktop computer for this functionality.

Students can access readings from smart phones and tablets. 


Can I upload a PDF of a reading to Leganto?

To meet Copyright Act provisions, you should not upload PDFs to Leganto. You may link to readings online, in eReserve, or in subscription databases.


How do I Report a Broken Library Link?

If the link is to a record in Primo - eg. an ebook or eReserve reading - the full record (which you get by clicking on the title) will have a Report broken link to the Library link. If in need of further assistance, please Contact the Library.

If it is a link to an online resource outside the Library collection, you can edit the record and change or fix the link.


How do I add an eBook Chapter?

To add a citation for an eBook chapter, follow the instructions for adding a record manually. You can add the link to the specific chapter in the "Source" field.


What if I want to include a book or book chapter that is not available at CSU Library?

You can submit a purchase request through Leganto by adding a record manually or using the Leganto Cite It!tool. Remember these will appear in your Reading List, so if they are not for your subject, please use the Library's Suggest New Material form.

For books, please note that it will take approximately 6 weeks for your order to be made available (less if it is available as an eBook).

For book chapters we will source the book, and provide the chapter as an eReserve reading. Place the request using the Adding a New eReserve Reading instructions.


What is My Collection?

My Collection is where you can save a personal list of Library items or external links for later use. You can use this as a temporary location to save readings where you may not have a Reading list set up. You can add them to a Reading List by clicking on the + (Add Citation) button, going to the My Collection tab, and dragging items into the Reading Lilst.


What are Discussions?

Students can contribute to discussion threads in a couple of ways. The Student Discussion feature is available at the list level, and at the individual citation level.

You can respond to the comment, or  you can delete the comment by selecting the trash can icon. A confirmation message will appear: select OK to delete the comment. 

Discussions are only accessible by people with access to the reading list - generally students and staff in the subject.

Disabling the Discussions feature

If you decide you don't want to have the student discussion feature in your list, you can easily disable it.

  • Click on the ellipsis ( ... ) (Reading list options) at the top left of your reading list
  • Select Configure list discussions, and select Hide student discussion thread.


How do I get Usage statistics from Leganto?

You can get Analytics of your reading list in the Reports section in Leganto, available from the left menu. The Reports screen shows three tabs of reports: Analysis, Usage, and Inactive.

* The Usage tab gives an overview of the number of students interacting with the citations on your list.

* The Inactive tab will contain reports of your reading lists from previous sessions. 

* On the Analysis tab you should see two reports that give an overview of the activity on your reading list.

Subject site Instructors will also be able to see how many people have clicked on the citation. This is indicated by an eye with the number of views next to it on each reading in the list.


Is there a direct link to Leganto, without going through Interact?

You can get to Leganto at .