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, Login and creating a list
- Structure your list
- Add literature or other resources
- Assign tags and notes
- Publish a reading list
- My Collection
- Other functionalities
Activating read!t in the Syllabus and Login
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!
- Central access via the portal: https://readit.wu.ac.at
Log in with your WU account
Creating a list in the portal
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/resources via read!t
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
Add literature/resources via the WU catalog
Assign tags to your resources – this is an important information for your students as well as library staff!
Comments and notes
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”
Send the list to the library and publish the 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
With "My Collection" you have the opportunity to collect interesting resources for different purpose in your own list.
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.
Make a digitization request
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.