How do I add items to my reading list?


Once you've created a reading list and added one or more sections, you are ready to begin adding resources to those sections.

To add resources from the library catalog, or upload files: 

  1. Click Add Items +, a search box will appear to the right.
  2. To add Library owned resources, make sure you are on the Search tab and search for items. To add a resource to your reading list drag it to the section you want it to appear in or click it, select a section, and click Add.
  3. To upload a file, make sure you are on the Create tab, upload your file, enter any necessary data, and then click Add.

To add resources from other library databases or the internet:

  1. Still in the Canvas Reading List click on your initials in the upper right to bring up the user menu.
  2. Click Cite It!
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the Cite It! button in your browser.
  4. Now, when you are on a webpage or even in OneSearch or a Library database, you can click the button and add resources directly to your reading list without visiting Canvas.

Once you've added all your items, you'll want to make sure to publish and submit your list.

For more information, see the Faculty Guide to Placing Materials on Reserve, the Canvas Reading List guide, or watch a short how-to video on how to embed a reading list into your Canvas course.

You can email with any questions.
  • Last Updated Oct 13, 2023
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  • Answered By Tiffanie Ford-Baxter

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