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Using a Reading List in Canvas: Introduction

Leganto Reading List from Ex Libris

What are Course Reading Lists?

The Baylor University Libraries have recently adopted a new course reserves software that is integrated into Canvas. The tool, called “Reading List” in your Canvas online course space, leverages the power of Ex Libris Leganto and the Library Catalog to develop content diverse reading lists. 

Reading List Introduction

The Baylor Libraries' Course Reading List in Canvas is designed to help instructors incorporate library materials in their Canvas courses.  Instructors can use the tool to build reading lists that include books and articles owned by the library, videos, web resources, and more.


  • Instructors search the library catalog and link directly to resources; no need to deal with off-campus access or link maintenance
  • Course materials can be saved and reused in other courses or future semesters
  • Course materials lists are added to Canvas course navigation so that students have easy access
  • Embedded analytics can provide data on students' use of the materials.  


This guide has been adapted with permission from this guide at the Colorado School of Mines.

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