eReading Lists

E-reading listss


COVID 19 update

Digitisation requests may not always be possible due to issues associated with the current Covid-19 situation.

Some requests may be processed if a book is available in a staffed collection (Melbourne staffed one day per week, Sydney currently unstaffed) or a personal copy is available. This can lead to longer than normal processing times. Items not held in the Library collection are sourced from other University libraries which will also result in longer processing times depending on those staffing situations.

Please contact for further assistance.

eReading Lists is a new system integrated with Moodle which provides Unit Coordinators and Lecturers an interactive and collaborative way of providing readings and other resources for students in one place.

Key benefits include:

  • Direct links to the CQUniversity Library collection, delivering robust links to quality resources
  • All items linked from within the Library collection are copyright compliant
  • Reading lists can be structured to suit your unit needs (by week, topic etc)
  • Reading lists can either compliment, or be an alternative to, prescribed texts
  • Citations can be tagged and annotated to highlight their importance or relevance
  • Resources from other sources are checked by Library staff for copyright compliance
  • Digitised copies of readings from items not held in the Library collection can be requested by the use of tags within the system. These readings are automatically linked to the eReading list when complete.
  • Analytics are available for individual student engagement as well as for list and citation engagement level.
  • Easy reporting of broken links.
  • Students can view online course materials on any device.

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Quick start guide   

play video17.11 mins

Getting started

Accessing reading lists (HE/VET Moodle)  
Creating a reading list (HE/VET Moodle) play video02.00 mins
Creating a reading list (Be Different)  
Associating your reading list with your unit  
Finding lists from previous terms  
Working on an existing reading list before the term roll-over  

Adding items

Can I include a PDF document in my reading list?  
Adding items from the Library collection  
Adding items from the web using Cite it! play video01.20 mins
Adding items from the web using the Create tab  
Adding items from your Collection play video01.16 mins
Adding items from Library Search  
Adding items from Library databases  

Requesting digitised readings

Requesting digitisation of an item held in the Library collection play video02.21 mins
Requesting digitisation of an item not held in the Library collection play video02.15 mins

Finalising your list

Library review and publishing your list (HE/VET Moodle) play video01.14 mins
Adding links to citations/sections (HE/VET Moodle)  
Activating your reading list (Be Different)  
Adding links to citations/sections (Be Different)  

More help

Adding collaborators play video01.07mins
Adding public or private notes play video01.06 mins
Adding sections play video01.23 mins
Adding tags play video01.09 mins
Copying lists and citations  
Exporting your reading list to MS Word   
Installing Cite it! play video00.50 mins
Organising your list by title or author  
Using your collection  
Using the clipboard  
Using reports and analytics play video01.08 mins
Viewing your list as a student play video00.55 mins

eReading List Training

  • Totara - eReading Lists Online Course
  • Developing your Unit eReading List (Zoom) - Register
    • This session will step you through the development of your unit eReading list including; locating eReading list platform in Moodle, creating an eReading list, associating eReading list to your unit, adding various resources (library and external), adding Tags, requests, and creating a personal collection.




Latest updates added to eReading Lists

Date added Updates Audience
9/12/20 Export list, sections or citations to Word, Excel or PDF format including live links. Various bibliographic referencing styles are available to more closely reflect the referencing styles used at CQU. Note: CQU Harvard Guide must still be used

Academics/teaching staff


5/11/20 Added option for inserting hyperlinks into to a public note.
FAQ: Can I add a link in a public note?
Academics/teaching staff
5/11/20 Edit Multiple Citations in Leganto view
FAQ: Can I make changes to multiple citations at the same time?
Academics/teaching staff
2020 Tags - tag a citation so that students can readily identify the resources with which they need to engage.  These tags are:
Prescribed Textbook, Supplementary Textbook, Essential, Recommended



Digitisation request - only visible for staff to request the digitisation of a resource not held in the Library collection
Personal Copy Available - only visible to staff indicating a personal copy is held for the Digitisation Request

Academic/teaching staff


Student Discussion - option to enable the Student Discussion has been turned on Academic/teaching staff
2020 Publish list - you can publish your list immediately after sending it to the Library.  Any citations drawn from Library Search will automatically be copyright compliant (other citations will not be visible until they have been processed by Library staff and had their status changed to ‘Complete’). Academic/teaching staff