Canvas Tufts Library Reading ListsHow do I create a Reading List?

How do I create a Reading List?

Open your course site in Canvas and click Reading Lists in the menu on the left.

Go to the Reading List.

Library staff may have created a list for you if you requested to place materials on reserve for the course.  If so, the list will open and you can make additions and edits if you wish.

If your course does not yet have a list, the first time you open the Reading List tool you may see a series of introductory screens about how to use the tool.  You can either exit the introduction by clicking on the X or you can click “Got It, don’t show this again” if you would prefer to skip it after the first time.

Next, click Create It to get started.



The default title for your list will be the course number, but you can change it if you wish.  Click Create.

Choose Blank from the template options..

Before you can begin adding library items, you will need to add at least one section.

Click New Section and give your section a title.  You may choose to create a different section for each week of the semester, group required and recommended readings into separate sections, or list all items in one section.  You can enter optional start and end dates to control when the section is visible to students.