This new widget checks to see which Blackboard Sites a user is enrolled in, then checks the online reading lists system (using the Talis Aspire list linking API) to see which of those Sites (i.e. modules) has a reading list associated with it – it then presents them as a de-duplicated list-of-lists.
N.B. if you’re a member of staff and are enrolled in hundreds of modules, it may take a little while to retrieve and display them all! This will be much quicker for students who are only enrolled in a couple of dozen Bb Sites at most.
“My Reading Lists” is also available in MoLE.
MoLE (Mobile Learning Environment) is a website built on top of Blackboard which provides a simplified, mobile-friendly view of certain Blackboard functions – now including reading lists. You can access MoLE at: http://lncn.eu/mole
(Unfortunately the reading lists system itself is not currently optimised for mobile browsers, but we’ll work on that.)
If a user isn’t enrolled in any Sites that have a reading list associated, they will see the follow message in both Blackboard and MoLE. It’s version of the message used within the Bb Sites themselves (for individual lists via the “Reading List” button in the Site menu).
No online reading list can be found for your modules. A reading list may be available as part of the Site’s Learning Materials: please contact your lecturer(s).
The Library is introducing a new online reading list system for the University of Lincoln. You can find out more by visiting: http://lists.library.lincoln.ac.uk/
For the record, there are now 145 publicly-accessible reading lists on the new online system, powered by Talis Aspire.