Make your Resources Accessible

Ensure off-campus Access

Off-campus users are those who are not physically on campus or who are using their own device.

Bookmarks to online resources must be configured correctly so all users can view them.

When bookmarking an online resource tick the box next to Online Resource and click on Link to. A box will display DOI, Web address, Open URL. The options presented depend on the resource type and metadata.

  • Choose DOI if your resource has one.
  • Choose Web Address if your resource has no DOI and is from a library book or journal (subscribed content). The address must contain This ensures it can be viewed by off campus users (those who are not physically on campus or who are using their own device). To get the exproxy address, navigate to the item via the library.
  • Choose Open URL if the resource has no DOI and is freely available online e.g. a website.

Putting Resources in the High Demand Collection

In the Note for Library field state 'High Demand' and click OK.

This replaces the old Course Reserve form.

Add your list to Moodle

There are three options for adding your Reading List to your Moodle paper.

Option 1: Open a whole list or specific items in a new tab (link to a URL)

You can add the URL (web address) from your Reading List to Moodle in the same way you link to any other web address. The Reading List will open in a new tab.

To link to your whole list:

  1. From the top of your published* Reading List, copy the URL (e.g. etc)
  2. Go to Moodle, turn editing on
  3. In the relevant section click on Add a resource
  4. Select URL, click add
  5. Name the item Course Readings in Waikato Reading Lists
  6. In the External URL box paste the link from your Reading List

*The link will always open the latest edition of the list even if you update and republish it.

To link to specific items your list:

  1. Open an individual item from your reading list and repeat steps 2 - 6 above.
  2. Students will be able to view the digitisation from the date stated on the item

Option 2: Link to a whole list or link to individual sections

This 2 minute video shows how to Link a Waikato Reading List in Moodle.

  1. Open your Moodle paper and turn editing on
  2. Go to the section of the Moodle paper where you want your reading list (or a section of it) to appear eg: in Topic 1 or Week 1 or in the main heading portion
  3. Add a new activity
  4. Choose external tool
  5. In the Activity name enter a name for the reading list (as you want it to appear for students)
  6. Change the preconfigured tool to Waikato Reading Lists (this automatically selects the correct reading list for your paper). Don't change anything else
  7. Scroll down and click on Save and return to paper
  8. The link to your reading list appears on the page
  9. Click on the reading list name to link it to your Waikato Reading List.
  10. A new Reading Lists window will open headed Add List Section
  11. If the correct reading list does not automatically appear, overwrite anything in the first grey box with the name of the reading list you want to link to (e.g. the start of the paper code) and choose the appropriate list from the drop down box that appears as you are typing.
  12. A new drop down will appear on the right where you can choose to add the whole list or just a section of that list eg: Topic 1 or Week 1
  13. The reading list can then be previewed below this area.
  14. When you have chosen the section or the whole list to display click Save
  15. Go back to your paper in Moodle - the reading list link should now go to the right Waikato Reading List
  16. Repeat this process from Step 2 for each Topic in order to link each week's readings to individual topics in Moodle.
  17. Close the Reading Lists window and turn editing off in Moodle.

Option 3: Embedding Your Reading List in Moodle

  1. Open Moodle and turn editing on
  2. Click Add an Activity or Resource under the Reading List tab
  3. Click on External Tool and click Add
  4. Under the General Heading type the name of your Paper Reading List in Activity Name
  5. Select Waikato Reading Lists from the preconfigured tool dropdown menu
  6. Click Show More
  7. Select Embed from the Lauch Container dropdown menu
  8. Click Save and Display
  9. Type in the name of your Reading List and select from the list
  10. Click Save to embed the whole list or use the dropdown menu to the left to only display a specific section of the Reading List
  11. Click Save

Add your list to the Paper Outline

Rather than adding individual readings directly into a Paper Outline, you can link to your whole Reading List for that paper. This allows you to make changes to the Reading List without editing your Paper Outline, as the link in the Paper Outline will open the most recent version of your Reading List.

From your published* Reading List, copy the URL (web address) at the top of the page and add the link to your Paper Outline.

The URL for a Reading List will include this string:

*The link will always open the latest edition of the list even if you update and republish it.

Create a print coursepack

A print coursepack is a compilation of copied material from a number of sources made available to support the teaching of a course.

Learn more about Coursepacks.