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Course Readings

Course Readings is a NUS Libraries service that provides course-related materials made available, either electronically or physically.

Manage readings

There are 7 ways to manage your readings:

 

Note: At minimum, we recommend that you refer to and follow up (if applicable) with reading list's statusreading's status and hide/unhide readings from students as they affect the visibility of the readings to students. 

Reading list's status

Each reading list has a status which can impact the availability of readings within it. 

  


Notes:


 

Reading list's status

Explanation

Action required from faculty (if any)

Active

Reading list itself is visible to students once it has been published.

However, visibility and accessibility of the readings within it depend on each reading's status and if the readings are hidden/unhidden.

None

Future

Reading list and its readings are not yet visible to students (e.g. the start date of the reading list has not commenced yet).

None

 

Past

Reading list and its readings are no longer available to students (e.g. duration set for reading list has passed). 

None­.

[Note: If you wish to reuse the reading list in another Course, please refer to Reuse an existing reading list from previous semester.]

Reading's status

Each reading has a status which may impact the availability of the reading. 


Notes: 

Reading's status

Explanation

Action required from faculty (if any)

Active

Visible to students once:

  • your reading list is active and published;
  • the reading itself is not hidden;
  • the reading itself is not awaiting copyright declaration (i.e. Declaration required does not appear next to the reading).

None

Declaration required Copyright declaration for this reading has not been done.

Please ensure that the reading is copyright compliant and then select it for copyright declaration.

 

Example of Copyright declaration process

 

Zoom in of what is to be selected

Expired

No longer available to students (e.g. duration set for reading list has expired). 

None­.

[Note: If you wish to reuse the reading list in another Course, please refer to Reuse an existing reading list from previous semester.]

Need review

Needs your review. This may be due to circumstances such as missing data in the mandatory fields or readings that have multiple matches.

Select  to review and amend the reading request you filled in previously (e.g. add in missing data in the mandatory fields).

Pending

Approved but not yet visible to students (e.g. the start date of the reading list has not commenced yet).

None

Processing

Being processed by library staff. After processing, you may receive an email if further action is required.

None

Rejected

This request has been rejected.

Please mouse over the rejected status to find out why the reading request was rejected. An email is also sent to you with the reason for the rejection.

If you have any queries, please send an email to  clbfrm05@nus.edu.sg

Removed

Request was rejected while active.

An email is sent to you with the reason for the removal.

If you have any queries, please send an email to  clbfrm05@nus.edu.sg

Submitted

Submitted to library staff for processing. If action needs to be taken, you will receive an email.

None.

Hide/Unhide readings from students

Hiding an active reading means the reading will not be visible to students.
Unhiding an active reading means that the reading will be visible to students once the reading list has been published.

Readings with other statuses are not visible to students.

  • To hide/unhide a reading from students, select /.

Change reading importance

If you do need to change the reading importance of a reading on a reading list, please note that this can only be done for some readings (e.g. readings that have an Active, Pending or Needs Review status).


1. On the right of the reading within the reading list, select .

2. Choose the appropriate Reading Importance : Required are Compulsory Readings while Recommended are Supplementary/Additional Readings.

3. Click on Submit or Update.
Submit usually appears for readings with an Active or Pending status while Update usually appears for reading with a Needs Review status. 

Organize readings using groups

By default, all readings within each Course Reading list are first placed in a group known as Ungrouped readings.
You can create multiple groups and then move the readings into the group of your choice thereafter.


Create New Groups

  1. Click on Lists and choose an existing list.

  1. Click on New Group.

  1. Enter your preferred group name and click on Create.
    E.g. Each group can represent an academic week (e.g. Week 1) and be filled with the readings for that corresponding week.

  1. You can repeat steps 1-3 if you have more than 1 group to create.

Move readings into groups

The readings can be moved into their intended groups either a single reading or multiple readings at a time.

 

Move single reading – Drag and drop

  • Select and hold  to drag and drop the reading into its intended group.

Move single reading – Use Move to

  1. Select the reading.
  2. Click on Move to and select 1 group of your choice. 

Move multiple readings from within the same group – Select then drag and drop.

  1. Select the readings from within the same group to be moved.
  2. Select and hold  to drag and drop the readings into the 1 group of your choice.

Move multiple readings from same or different groups – Use Move to

  1. Select the readings.
  2. Click on Move to and select 1 group of your choice. 

View reading statistics

Individual reading

Reading statistics show the total number of accesses for each reading per student.

These counts are reset each time a reading is re-used.

 

Overall student usage of readings

The total active students and their accesses are captured across the readings.

 

Export reading list

  1. Select 1 or more readings within the reading list.
    This can be done even if you have readings from different groups within the same reading list.

     
  2. Click on Export and select the option you prefer.

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