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ReadingList: 06 Reuse a reading list for another course


In this section, you will learn how to duplicate your list for use in another course.

Case: An instructor has created a reading list for course: LIB101 - Basic Library Skills and he/she would like to duplicate the reading list and use it for the course: LIB201 - Advanced Library Skills. 

Login to Blackboard and go to the "Courses" page.


Click on the course that you want to create a reading list for. For example, LIB201 - Advanced Library Skills.



Under the course page, on the left hand side menu, you will see the "Reading List" link listed under "Library"​.

Click the link "Reading List" it will bring you to the ReadingList platform.

If the Library has created a Course Reserves list for this course, you can skip the next 3 steps.

This is the welcome screen with instructions on how to create your first list. Note, if your course does not yet exist here (if you didn't provide course reserve list to the Library), you can create it on the fly.

Specify the Course Name, Start/End Dates, Number of Participants and Discipline. Click "CREATE" to create the Course.


After the Course is created, click “Leave this page and explore the application”.



Then you will see a screen similar to the right, with warning message. 

Next click the “X” to see all your lists (including the reading list you want to copy from) instead of limiting to this course.

image Click the ellipsis “” of the desired list and select "Duplicate List". The list is duplicated.
You will see that a new list is created. Please note its status is DRAFT so it is not visible to anyone yet. Click on list. image
image Click into the list and you can edit the list title, description and update the citations.
Next click on option menu "..." and then select "Manage course association". image
image It shows that the list is currently associated with a course. Click  "X" to remove the association. 

Then you will see "No course is associated to this list". Click "LOOK UP COURSE".


image Select the course you want to associate with. For example, "LIB201 - Advanced Library Skills" and click "ASSOCIATE & CLOSE".

After the association, you can continue to edit the reading list details and citations, and click "SEND LIST" to alert the Library for any follow up action. When the whole list is ready, remember to "Publish" it.