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Leganto: An Exciting New Reading List Tool

 

**Get started now! Find out how with our new online step-by-step guide Leganto: Create Lists for your Course Readings & Resources.**

Contact library@trentu.ca to set up a group demonstration for your department.

 

The Trent University Library & Archives (TULA) is assisting with the delivery of online courses by introducing a new Reading List tool: Leganto.

Leganto works with Omni and Blackboard to simplify the creation and availability of course Reading Lists. Leganto is integrated with the library management service and supports cross-system workflows that enable instructors to add materials to their reading lists from a variety of sources, such as the library’s collections, scholarly databases, websites, online bookstores, and the instructor's reference manager.

All materials an instructors puts into a Reading List are registered in the library management system. The library makes them available to course participants physically, digitally, or electronically, without any extra effort from the instructor. The library provides a link to the best available copy, ensures documents are accessible, verifies that copyrights are not infringed, and handles copyright clearance when necessary.

Students will access all their readings (with the exception of required textbooks) from one place: their Blackboard course.

Leganto advances student engagement with:

  • usage tracking analytics
  • online discussion associated with each reading
  • student suggestions
  • recommendations for further reading.

TULA will be implementing this new tool during the month of April, with the intention of having it available for the Summer term.

If you are an instructor and you have questions or want to be sure to be included in the May offerings, please contact library@trentu.ca. A librarian will contact you soon.