Talis Aspire: Course reading lists

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

Integrate Talis list with Blackboard

Once you have created and published a list in Talis, you can link and display the list within Blackboard. Link the course code to the Talis list:

  • Click Edit at the top of the list, and then select Hierarchy and student numbers at the bottom of the drop-down menu.
  • Type in the course code and the estimated number of students, and then click Save.
  • You can now display sections of the list, or the whole list, in Blackboard.


Display list in Blackboard

  • Go to Blackboard and open your course
  • Navigate to the page that you would like to display the list.
  • Click Build Content
  • Select Talis Aspire from the drop-down menu
  • Fill in the name (eg Course Reading List, or Week One Readings) and include any other details for students in the Description section
  • Date and Time restrictions can also be added here if needed, but ignore the attachments option.
  • Click Submit
  • The Talis content block will have been added to the page
  • Click on the name next to the icon 
  • Check the correct Talis list is displayed; if not use the search bar to find the correct Talis list
  • Click Save

Shows the steps to put your list up on Blackboard (2:56)