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5 steps to create the perfect reading list for your students

4 June 2024
Easily create your first reading list with the tool VU Reading Lists and with the tips below.

VU Reading Lists is a tool to present educational resources to your students, in a clear and copyright-compliant manner, within the Canvas environment.

  1. Download the VU Reading Lists bookmarking tool  
    There are multiple ways to add educational resources to your reading list. But this bookmarking tool allows you to save an educational resource from the browser into the VU Reading Lists environment at any time, to add it to a list immediately or save it for later. This way you always have the right educational resource at hand. These can be articles or books, but also, for example, knowledge clips.
  2. Make your reading list findable
    Give the reading list the same name as the course in Canvas, including the course code. Also put the names of all instructors on the course in the reading list description. This way, students can always find the correct reading list.
  3. Organize your reading list with titles, sections, and notes
    As an instructor, you can choose how to organize your reading list: by week, by session or by theme. Organize your educational resources by titles and add additional explanations and notes for students so they have a clear picture of all the educational resources they need for the course. View an example here.
  4. Add your reading list to your Canvas course in multiple ways
    You can easily add your reading list to your Canvas course and then edit it in Canvas. But did you know you can also add parts of your reading list to modules and pages? This way, you can offer your resources at different places in your course, which helps students to link resources to the right section of the course. 
  5. Use a 'Note for library' for questions about (purchasing) a learning resource
    VU Amsterdam strives to use as many open educational resources as possible. Would you like to use material that is not openly available and for which the university library doesn't have a licence? Use the 'Note for library' functionality to contact the relevant collection specialist directly. They will consult with you about the possibility of using the material. 

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