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Information for list creators

In the following short instructions you will learn how to register in read!t and how to create or edit reading lists for your courses.

The first steps 

Activating read!t in MyLEARN (Syllabus) - available from Jan. 19, 2021!

  • Select read!t in the menu Actions

  • Activate read!t with the slider (on/off).
  • read!t is now visible to your students (Readings) and you are ready to create a reading list.
  • Please remember to publish a reading list after it has been created. After publishing, the list will be visible for your students in the Syllabus.

Other Option: You can also create and edit a list directly in the readit portal. Please do not forget to activate read!t in the syllabus as well (see option 1), if your literature list should also be visible in the syllabus!

Log in with your WU account

IMPORTANT: If you have activated read!t via MyLEARN, you will find all your courses including course numbers under the menu item Lists. Select the list you want and edit it (Instructions under Structure your list.

If you want to create a second list for a course, proceed as follows:

Create a new list

Assign the title of the list: Please enter the number and the title of your course

Please associate the list with your course

Add a short description of your list - optional

Structure your list 

Add a new section

Describe the new section - optional

Add literature or other resources 

Add items

Search the WU Library Catalog & Articles

Add resources – via the button “add” or with “drag and drop"

Correct or complete the description of the resource if necessary

Log in to the readit portal and the WU catalog with your WU ID.

After you have found a resource in the catalog,

  1. click on the READIT button
  2. add the resource to the desired reference list (or also under My Collection) and section
  3. click on ADD TO READING LIST

 Assign tags and notes

Assign tags to your resources – this is an important information for your students as well as library staff!

Add a public note for your students or a private note for your collaborators (other lecturers, tutors, etc.)

Send a message to the library


Activate the option “student discussion”

Publish a reading list 

Send the reading list to the library for processing via the button “Send list to library”

Publish the list and make it visible to all students

My Collection - the personal collection area

With "My Collection" you have the opportunity to collect interesting resources for different purpose in your own list.

Other functionalities 

You have the option to activate a discussion platform for students. This can be used for the exchange of students ideas/thoughts on specific resources or for grouping e.g.

By assigning tags, you can send a request to the library to digitize pages or chapters from books or journals.

  • Digitization request: A book / journal that is already in the inventory or is newly acquired should be partially digitized

After a copyright check, we (library staff) digitize the desired pages or chapters of a book / journal and make the digitized version available as a download link directly in read!t on your reading list.