Online reading lists - info for staff: Getting started

Guidance for teaching staff on creating and editing online lists for their modules

Initial set-up: installing the Add To My Bookmarks button

In order to add details of books, journal articles, etc to your list, you will first of all need to add a button to a Favourites/Bookmarks toolbar in your browser, as in this example:

The button appears as Install Bookmark button in the toolbar. It's important to install this before starting to work with Online Reading lists as it's key to the process of adding items to your lists.

You only need to do this the first time you start working with Online Reading Lists. The process is simple and just takes a few seconds to complete, however it varies according to which browser you use.

The guides on the right outline the steps for each browser:

          Internet Explorer   |   Firefox   |   Chrome   |   Safari

 

Creating a new list

In most cases the Library will create the outline of your list and send you an invitation by e-mail to become 'List Publisher' for it – if this is the case for your list you can skip this step and move on to the Creating a structure page.

If however you've been given 'List Creator' permissions you may want to create new lists yourself. To do this:
Go to the My Lists tab and click on the  button;

Enter the module details:

List name = module title

Description – this is an optional step: if you wish you can give a brief description of what the module will cover

Hierarchy – link your list to the module hierarchy (locate by name or module number). Doing this will create a link to the list from Moodle and MMS. [If the module isn't listed on the hierarchy yet, please pass the details to readinglists@st-andrews.ac.uk]

Drop-down menu – select the semester your module is running in

Anticipated student numbers – please give the exact class size if possible, if not an estimate will be fine.

Initial set-up for Internet Explorer users

You'll need to display the IE 'Favourites bar' (if you're not already using this), then install an 'Add to My Bookmarks' button on it.

Steps:

> My Bookmarks > Install Bookmark Button > [Next] > right click on IE header > choose Favourites bar

then EITHER:

> Right-click on Add to My Bookmarks > choose Add to Favourites > Favourites > select Favourites Bar > click Add

OR:

> Click and drag the Add to My Bookmarks button and drop it into the Favorites bar > [Yes]

> Click in the main window to finish.

Initial set-up for Firefox users

You'll need to display the Firefox 'Bookmarks Toolbar' (if you're not already using this), then install an 'Add to My Bookmarks' button on it.

Steps:

> My Bookmarks > Install Bookmark Button > [Next]

> Right click on Firefox header > choose Bookmarks Toolbar    
  
[alternatively, click the clipboard icon, hover over Bookmarks Toolbar and choose View Bookmarks Toolbar]

> Click and drag the Add to My Bookmarks button and drop it into the Bookmarks Toolbar > [Yes]

> Click in the main window to finish.

Initial set-up for Chrome users

You'll need to display the Chrome 'Bookmarks bar' (if you're not already using this), then install an 'Add to My Bookmarks' button on it.

Steps:

> My Bookmarks > Install Bookmark Button > [Next]

> Click the Chrome Menu icon, top right (three horizontal bars) > hover over Bookmarks > click Show bookmarks bar    

> Click and drag the Add to My Bookmarks button and drop it into the Bookmarks Toolbar > [Yes]

> Click in the main window to finish.

Initial set-up for Safari users

You'll need to display the Safari 'Favorites bar' (if you're not already using this), then install an 'Add to My Bookmarks' button on it.

Steps:

> My Bookmarks > Install Bookmark Button > [Next]

> Click the Safari View menu > choose Show Favorites bar    

> Click and drag the Add to My Bookmarks button and drop it into the Favorites bar

> Click in the main window to finish.