Talis Aspire: course reading lists

Information to help academic staff create course reading material lists and manage copyright compliance.

Create your list

  1. Go to My Lists, select Create a New List.
  2. In the List name box, type in your course code and course name, eg, EPOL233 – Teaching Science.
  3. To link your reading list to the correct course code, click Select Hierarchy (this can be done after the list is created and reviewed).
  4. Enter your course code and select the correct course from the menu.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Complete the additional fields for Term and Anticipated student numbers, this will only determine Library purchase / resources provisioning decisions and therefore only an indicative number is needed (e.g. 10 or 100)
  7. Click Create List.
  8. When prompted, click I am list owner. Lists can be co-published or reassigned later.

Structure your list

Once you have created your list, a draft page appears. From here you can start structuring your course reading list.

Create sections

  1. Click and drag the New Section option to structure your list, e.g, into weeks, topics, modules.
  2. Add a title to your section and study notes if required.
  3. Click Save Draft.

Preview list structure

  1. Click Table of Contents [show] located at the top of your list. Use this option to reorganise your sections.
  2. Click Table of Contents [hide] to exit the view.

Note: bookmarks can be moved around at any point, sections cannot be relocated / reordered.

Save a draft list

If your list is still in progress and you want to view the changes without making it public, click on Save Draft.

If you want to change the structure of your list in the future go to My Lists, click on the title of the list and select Edit then Edit List.

Your list cannot be made available to students in Blackboard and you cannot review list metadata quality in Dashboard mode until list is Published.