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Resource Lists

Guidance & Best Practice for using resource lists

Embedding a Resource List to a section in Moodle

Before you begin please ensure that the module Resource List is published.

In Moodle go to the module page and 'Turn on' editing.

Go to the section of the page you want to add the Resource List to and click 'Add an Activity or Resource', as you would for adding a file, document or URL.

Click on 'Add Talis Resource List'

Click on 'select content'. The module Resource List should automatically appear under 'Suggested lists'

Click on 'Select section', this will display all the sections on the resource.

embedding a section of a resource list in moodle

Press 'Embed section' to link the all the readings in the section to Moodle .

embedding a section of a resource list in moodle

When adding in each weekly section, we recommend changing the default name of the link to provide the best experience for students.

  • Under General: Change the Activity name from the default description 'Add Talis Resource List' to 'Week (X) Reading' to let students know they are only viewing the weekly section.

renaming the link to the embedded reading in moodle

Once this is done, click 'Save and return to course' to view the link on Moodle.

 

Student View of the Talis Plugin

student view of embedded reading list in moodle

Adding a link in Moodle to a universal resource list

The Library curates a small collection of universal resource lists on a range of topics, including:

These lists (or sections of) can be added to Moodle in much the same way as adding module readings.

To start, in Moodle go to the module page and 'Turn on' editing.

Go to the section of the page you want to add the Resource List to and click 'Add an Activity or Resource', as you would for adding a file, document or URL.

Click on 'Add Talis Resource List'

Click on 'select content'.

Under 'Embed list or section from Talis Aspire' type 'universal resource list' in the search box. 

Select the list you wish to add and click 'Embed list'. This will embed the whole list to Moodle.

embedding a universal resource list to moodle

When adding in each weekly section, we recommend changing the default name of the link to provide the best experience for students.

  • Under General: Change the Activity name from the default description 'Add Talis Resource List' to the name of the universal resource list, e.g. 'Employability Resource List'.

Once this is done, click 'Save and return to course' to view the link on Moodle.