Readings Online provides seamless access to online reading lists via the Learning Management System (LMS). It also manages copyright compliance on behalf of teaching staff to ensure that all course readings are copyright compliant.
11:00am – 12:00pm
Delivering course materials online - how Readings Online can help
Percy Baxter eLearning Studio, Level 1 Baillieu Library
T: 8344 5935 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The way in which teaching materials are delivered online is changing in universities around the world. Readings Online is the best system to deliver teaching materials online. All staff have an obligation to make sure course materials are being delivered in compliance with copyright. We know that this can be hard, but Readings Online is here to help!
This session is open to all staff and will be of interest to lecturers, teaching staff and anyone involved in the preparation of teaching material.
This session will be interactive and informative. You will explore a demonstration of how students experience teaching materials using Readings Online through an LMS subject space. For those willing to roll their sleeves up, we will build a small reading list using the DIY service. Information will be provided about Readings Online, how we support subjects by building your reading lists, and also refresher on copyright obligations in teaching activities. Questions about Readings Online and copyright are very welcome.
Session spaces are limited by venue capacity, so please register your interest today to avoid disappointment.
- 11:00am – 12:00pm
- We can put your reading lists online
University of Melbourne Copyright Office has received a 2016 funding allocation to assist ALL academic staff in loading their reading lists onto the new eReserve software.
For more information contact email@example.com
- Thinking about your 2017 readings?
For information on creating an online reading list yourself see the 'How to Guides' on our Information for Staff page.
To have your readings placed online email firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to review or rollover existing readings for use next semester? See the Rolling over or Removing readings in Readings Online (PDF)
If you have a question we have not answered here please email us at email@example.com with the details of your question and include a screen shot of any errors you encounter.
- I'm a student and I can't find Readings Online for my subject. What should I do?
Readings Online is accessed through your subject in the LMS, via a Readings Online link from the subject menu or content pages. If you cannot find a link to Readings Online, please contact a member of the teaching staff for your subject and confirm with them if they are using Readings Online.
- Does Readings Online work with my web browser?
Readings Online works with the latest versions of the following web browsers: For PC - Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer. For Mac - Chrome, Firefox, Safari.
If you use pop-up blockers or secure sites please add the following 2 site addresses to your 'allow' lists: *.unimelb.edu.au & *.ereserve.com.au
For further queries please contact the Readings Online team at firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the issue.
- Why isn't the Readings Online link in my LMS subject working?
Following the June 5th 2015 LMS upgrade, accessing Readings Online through your LMS subject page requires internet browsers to have the cookies option enabled. Please see the following LMS Support page for instructions on how to enable cookies for your specific browser.
LMS Support - Browser cookies
- I've found a broken link in Readings Online. What should I do?
If you find a broken link in Readings Online, report the problem by sending an email to email@example.com. Please include the following information: subject code, the title of the reading, an explanation of the error and, if possible, screen shots of the page you started on and the error you encountered.
- How do I find online content for use in Readings Online?
Online content for Readings Online can be located from many sources. We recommend starting with the Library's Discovery search. For information on how to search in Discovery see the Library's Discovery LibGuide.
Other sources of online content are the Library Catalogue, the Library's A-Z list of subscribed databases or Google Scholar. Additional information on how to save links from Library resources for use in Readings Online is available from the 'How to' guide Finding and saving URLs for online content (PDF) .
- I want to upload a video file, what should I do?
The uploading of video files is currently a task completed by Readings Online staff. To request a video file be uploaded, please send an email containing your subject code, the title of the video, the type and size of the video file and the location of the video file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I want to link to a video, what should I do?
To link to an online video, go to Readings Online from your LMS subject, and use the 'Add - new website reading' option. For more information see our 'How to' guide Adding individual readings to Readings Online (PDF) .
- Can journal articles and book chapters obtained via Document Delivery or Inter Library Loan be used in Readings Online?
Yes. The articles or chapters will be subject to the same Copyright rules as other readings, and additionally must be requested by a staff member involved in the delivery of the subject where they will be used.
- How can I delete a reading from Readings Online?
It is currently not possible to delete a reading from your Readings Online collection. It is possible to remove the reading from the student view by changing the availability dates and allowing the reading to "expire". This allows readings to remain in Readings Online, be available for use by other subjects or to be activated again at a later date, while not being available to student view.
To request readings to be expired, please send an email containing your subject code, title of the reading and the last available date for the reading to email@example.com.
- How can I edit a reading in Readings Online?
Editing can only be done by Readings Online staff. To request changes to your readings, please send an email containing your subject code, title of the reading and changes you would like made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Can I link to Harvard Business Review articles and cases in Readings Online?
Harvard Business Review only allows links to online articles and cases created using their Harvard Business Publishing database for use in Readings Online or the LMS. All teaching staff can access this database and create links for use in Readings Online. There is a guide for teaching staff that will help you with the link creation process.
- Can I copy my readings from one subject to create a reading list for a different subject?
You cannot copy a subjects reading list, however you can export a subjects reading list and then import that file into another subject to create a reading list.
- To export your readings for a subject see our guide How to export your Readings Online collection (PDF) to export your readings as a RIS file
- To import this RIS file and create readings for another subject see our guide Adding readings to Readings Online using RIS files (PDF)
If you would like to edit the RIS file before importing the readings to Readings Online, import it into your citation manager, edit your readings and then export the readings from there. To import the updated RIS file to a subject in Readings Online see our guide Adding readings to Readings Online using RIS files (PDF) .
Please note: we are currently upgrading our phone systems. During this time, the Readings Online phone number (8344 8069) is currently not in use. If you have tried to contact us recently and have been unable to get through, please use the following alternative contact phone number below.
Phone: 8344 6647