As a part of the University approved 'Reading and Resource List Framework' academic colleagues agreed the following shared guidelines for the presentation and maintenance of Resource Lists:
Add resources to the relevant weekly/topic sections on the Resource List
Divide resources into either Essential or Further using the Status Importance option
Limit the number of resources to items that it would be reasonable to expect a student to read during their independent study time for a module during the week. e.g. 2-3 items for Essential, plus 2-3 Further per week. This will vary according to level and subject area.
Use the Student Note field to contextualise resources, e.g why is it relevant to the topic, what it covers etc.
You should use the Moodle plug-in functionality to embed and contextualise the resource list in relevant Moodle sections allowing students to easily view and access materials.
It is possible to create additional sections for independent study and assessment on the Resource List to include suggestions and links to further resources (academic databases, sections of the library website, external information sources, etc.) to support students in developing independent study skills.
Below is an example of a weekly section of a Resource List embedded in Moodle. Each item has been designated as Essential or Further, and has been annotated to contextualise the resource.