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Resource Lists

Guidance & Best Practice for using resource lists

Video Guidance

Reviewing & Publishing

Request Review

You will see a blue A review has been requested box at the top of your list. We do not use this part of Talis Aspire system to process our Resource Lists; please ignore this blue bar.

Publishing your List

Once you have finished editing your list, please ensure that you select Publish at the top of your resource list to make your changes live. If you do not publish your list, any changes you make will only be visible by you. You will also not be able to use the Moodle plug in if your list is not published.

Moving Sections

Moving Sections

What is a section?

A section is a box on your resource list. Typically resource lists are split into week/session sections or sometimes even topics. This helps break up the resource list and also allows you to make use of the Moodle Plug in to add sections of your list into each part of your Moodle page.

Moving Sections Using Cut & Paste

  • Click on the three dots on the right-hand side of the item you would like to move
  • Select Cut - the section will appear greyed-out
  • Scroll to the area you want to move the list
  • Select Paste from the blue Action Bar

Greyed out section that is cut from a list and blue Paste function in the Action bar

 

Moving Sections Using Edit Menu Options

  • Click on the three dots on the right-hand side of the section title (e.g. Week/Session X: Title of Week/Session)
  • Select Move up or Move down as appropriate
  • Repeat process until Section is in required position on Resource List

Visual instructions on moving a section on Talis Aspire Resource Lists

Adding Sections

Adding Sections

What is a section?

A section is a box on your resource list. Typically resource lists are split into week/session sections or sometimes even topics. This helps break up the resource list and also allows you to make use of the Moodle Plug in to add sections of your list into each part of your Moodle page.

To add sections:

  • Hover the mouse where on the resource list you would like to add the section
  • When the line with the options Add Resource / Add Paragraph / Action Section appears select Add Section
  • Then fill in the Title field with the Week/Session and title of the week e.g. Week 4: Motor Development and Language and click on Save.
  • You can use the Description section to give further information as to what the session will cover, or leave it blank.

Visual instructions on adding a section on Talis Aspire Resource Lists

 

Moving Items

Moving Items Using Cut & Paste or Drag & Drop

Cut & Paste
  • Click on the three dots on the right-hand side of the item you would like to move
  • Select Cut - The item will appear greyed-out
  • Scroll to the area you want to move the list
  • Select Paste from the blue Action Bar
Drag & Drop
  • Select the double-ended arrow as circled below
  • Click and hold while dragging to new location

Greyed out item selected for cut and paste, with circled drag and drop arrow

 

Moving Items Using Edit Menu Options

  • Click on the three dots on the right-hand side of the item you would like to move
  • Select Move up or Move down as appropriate
  • Repeat process until Item is in the required position on your Resource List

Reusing Existing Items

Reusing Your Own Existing Bookmarks

Using the Quick “Add Resource” option:

You can quickly add an item from your saved bookmarks by selecting the 'Add Resource' button that appears when you hover between items in the list:

Blue add resource line between two bookmarks on a resource list

Your most recent bookmarks then display in a pop-up screen (Show More or Search to find older bookmarks). Just select the item you want to add to the list, remembering to set Importance level. It is a good idea to re-use your bookmarks this way, rather than creating new ones for the same item, as the link will be more stable.


Caution: The Add Resource button is only recommended for adding items you have already bookmarked. When first adding new items, you should always sign in to UR Library Search and bookmark direct from there. This avoids the risk of directing students to items we do not hold, as the Add Resource search option is not restricted to the UR Library catalogue.

 

 

Reusing Bookmarks From Other Lists

You may want to add an existing bookmark from a list you didn't create to your own 'My Bookmarks' section. The option below will let you reuse bookmarks created by colleagues or librarians. 

To do this:
  • Click the vertical three-dot icon on the right side of the bookmark you'd like to copy.
  • Select Add to My Bookmarks
    • NB: This will not copy across student or library note fields, as these are unique to individual bookmarks.

Edit item menu selected on a bookmark showing Add to my bookmarks option

Adding Paragraphs

Adding Paragraphs

This offers an additional way to break up content inside weekly sections and to provide more contextual information

To add a paragraph, use the 'Add Paragraph' function in the editing line that appears when you hover near resource items. 

Add paragraph option is also available from the edit item menu on any bookmark

Setting Importance

Setting Importance

All items added to resource lists need to have an Importance level set.

set item importance options including essential, further, and further independent reading.
This is for a few reasons:
  • Essential Reading signposts students to their required readings for the week and helps students avoid feeling overwhelmed when consulting a list.
    • This designation prompts the library to buy copies for the library collections based on our Collection Development Policy.
    • It also allows the library to see the type and source of readings which a module is based around, helping inform our purchasing strategy.

 

  • Further Reading highlights readings which are directly relevant but are not required prior to lecture or seminar meetings.
    • This designation prompts the library to investigate purchasing a title in-line with our Collection Development Policy.

 

  • Further Independent Study allows for curation of resources to help students expand their awareness around themes or topics for a module
    • The library does not automatically purchase items with this designation.

Adding a Student Note

Adding a Student Note

Click on the three dots on the right hand side of an item and select Note for Students.

Location of student note, under three dots menu