Unit Readings

Unit Readings are materials such as books, journals, podcasts or videos for students to read, view or listen to that are either integral or supplemental to the units they’re studying.

Students can access the Unit Readings they’ve been set directly through the Learning Management System (LMS), making that system a fully integrated learning space. Unit Coordinators can upload and manage the materials they’re setting directly through Unit Readings.

What you can do

  • Add a wide range of teaching material to your lists, including textbooks, articles, book chapters, websites, YouTube videos and more, using OneSearch and Cite It.
  • Request essential items to be placed in High Demand collections, or for print material to be digitised.
  • Arrange your readings into sections to suit your teaching.
  • Make changes and add new readings throughout the teaching period.
  • Add notes to your readings and chat with students in Student Discussion.

Using Unit Readings

Log in to Unit Readings.
Find your current reading list or create a new one under ‘My Lists’. If you don’t see anything in My Lists, go to Find Lists and search for your unit then add it to My Lists. If you’re unable to locate a reading list for your unit, contact your faculty team in the Library for help.

Review your list.
Update your reading list by adding or removing resources; arrange citations into sections, such as by week or topic. You can add citations from OneSearch or from the web, and you can also import citations from a citation management tool.

Tag items to alert the Library to take action.

  • Add High Demand tags for essential items that need to be placed in the High Demand Collection in the Library, usually textbooks.
  • Add Digitise tags for print material that you need the Library to digitise, for example book chapters.

Send your list to the Library for processing.
When you have reviewed your list, use the Send List button to submit the list to be processed by the Library. If you make any further changes to your list use Send List each time to alert the Library to your updates.

Publish your list so your students can see it.
Update your list from Draft to Published and check it is associated with the correct unit to enable visibility for students. Lists can be published as soon as the list has been sent to the Library.

In LMS, ensure you activate Show Link for Unit Readings so student access is enabled.
Access to Unit Readings for students is through LMS, so it is essential that you make the Unit Readings link in LMS visible by selecting Show Link.




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Quick guide

Log in to Unit Readings

Sign in to Unit Readings for contextual help for staff and students. For more help contact your Library faculty team.

Student help and access

All your Unit Readings for each unit you’re enrolled in are listed in one place. You can view online journal articles, websites and videos with a click. Visit a UWA library to borrow items from a High Demand collection. Unit Readings include useful features like marking what you've read and adding your own notes to items.

Ask your Unit Coordinator or a Library staff member for help if you’re having any trouble with the Unit Readings system.

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