Course Lists

Increase library usage and elevate your library’s profile on campus with this innovative, intuitive interface that delivers library- and faculty-selected resources straight to students.

Powerful Resource List Management

A robust resource list management system that can be bundled with CloudSource at a significant discount, Course Lists provides library and academic staff access to a vast, vetted collection of articles and open educational resources (OER)—and a powerful software with which to curate them. 

A Collaborative Hub

With Course Lists, instructors and faculty can effortlessly build lists of resources from across the web—and library—for each course they teach, and collaborate with library staff to ensure materials are available. The result? A one-stop shop for academic resources that keeps the library at the forefront of the learning journey.

Seamless Integrations

Once lists are completed, they, along with any notes or citations, are embedded directly within your campus’s learning management system (LMS) of choice, be it Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, or others. Alternatively, for institutions that do not use an LMS, Course Lists can be accessed directly.

Jump-Starting Discovery

From there, the responsive course page interface serves as an interactive launchpad for discovery, offering students robust configuration settings, sharing capabilities, and one-click access to up-to-date linked articles and recommended readings from the library’s catalog. 

The Bookmarklet browser extension offers instructors a seamless way to save reading materials from a variety of sources. Simply drag the Bookmarklet tool to your browser tool bar, find the resource you’d like to add, and click the Bookmarklet. The corresponding description and link are then added to your course list, which automatically syncs with the LMS course page using learning tools interoperability (LTI).

Using the Bookmarklet, you can select reading materials from virtually any source, including:

  • CloudSource OA (which never requires the user to log in, and always contains full text)
  • CloudSource+ (library’s licensed closed-access content)
  • Library’s article discovery
  • Catalog (OPAC)
  • Google Scholar and publisher websites
  • YouTube
  • And more

The optional List Builder tool allows you to further modify and organize your lists. You can use sections to arrange items on a list and opt to annotate both sections and items for a more vibrant, informative experience. The List Builder also enables you to check metadata quality and verify resource availability.

Several report types, including reports for collection development, lists, and resources, help you and academic staff ensure that lists are student ready. Plus, multiple output options and the ability to run reports on demand mean you can easily leverage data to conduct gap analysis, view list (and item) statuses, and share findings with colleagues.