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Reading Lists

Talis Aspire instructions for academics


These instructions explain how to publish a reading list and then share all or part of it.

This includes how to:

  • Publish a reading list
  • Share a link to a reading list or a single resource
  • Share a reading list or specific sections via a CloudDeakin site

Publish a reading list

A list is not available for students to view until you publish it. Here's how to do this:

  1. My Lists button highlightedLaunch Talis and click My Lists in the main menu to display your reading lists.
    A list similar to the example shown below should appear.
  2. Now locate the specific reading list that you wish to publish. It's Status should appear as Draft.
  3. In the Action column, click the button with three dots to launch a drop-down menu.
  4. Click on Publish
    Steps to reveal the Publish button

Create a link to a reading list

  1. Launch Talis and navigate to a specific reading list
  2. Highlight and copy the resource address (ie: the link or URL) from the web browser address bar
  3. Paste the link into your destination document. For example, Word, PowerPoint or Outlook document, or CloudDeakin HTML page.

Create a link to a single resource in a reading list

  1. Launch Talis and locate a specific resource in a reading listSteps to display an item link
  2. Look on the right side of the row containing the resource, click the button with three dots to launch the Edit item menu
  3. Select Share item and a resource link will appear
  4. Click the Copy button to copy the link
  5. Paste the link into your destination document. For example, Word, PowerPoint or Outlook document, or CloudDeakin HTML page.

Copy button highlighted

Please note: The Library does not recommend the creation of direct links to "digitisations" (eg: online copies of a book chapter that are made available by Deakin Library upon request). This is because the digitisation links are valid for one Trimester only and then expire due to copyright reasons.



The instructions below relate specifically to sharing reading lists via a CloudDeakin unit site.


Integrate your reading list with CloudDeakin

Including the unit code in your reading list title will assist CloudDeakin match the correct reading list with the correct unit site.
To change the details for your reading list, complete the following steps:

  1. Edit list details buttonOpen your reading list in Talis, choose Edit, then Edit list details
  2. Add the unit code to the Title fieldEdit details dialog box
  3. The Description field is optional
  4. Choose an appropriate Time period. Unit sites will automatically link to the reading list that corresponds to the current time period.
  5. Click the Save button

Note for SEBE academics: Reading list modules are included in SEBE unit sites by default. Just ensure you connect to the unit list.‚Äč



Share a reading list via a CloudDeakin site

  1. Log into CloudDeakin and select your unit site
  2. Select Content from the CloudDeakin menu
  3. Select Existing Activities to reveal a drop down menu and choose External Learning Tools.
  4. A list of applications will appear. Select Reading List. Reading List button
  5. Reading list titleClick on the Reading List title to launch the Talis interface inside your CloudDeakin site
  6. Talis-CloudDeakin integration will search automatically for a published reading list that matches the title of your unit site.
    You can also use the search box to find a specific reading list.Search box
  7. The reading list content will display in the Preview area
  8. Once you have found the correct list, click the Save buttonSave button

Share specific sections of a reading list via a CloudDeakin site

  • Follow steps 1-6 as above
  • Highlighted section in a dropdown listOnce you have located a specific reading list at step 6, use the dropdown list to choose a specific section of your list
  • Click the Save button

Reading list rollover

Once a reading list is integrated with CloudDeakin, subsequent trimester unit sites will automatically link to the reading list with the corresponding time period.
Therefore you should ensure the following:

  • your reading list has the appropriate time period assigned (see Integrate instructions above)
  • check and update website resources at each rollover. This is important given the highly changeable nature of websites causing links to become outdated or "deadlinks".