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Reading Lists @RMIT

This guide is designed to provide support and information when creating a Reading List.

Adding the Reading List LTI to Canvas

One: Log into your Canvas course. Click Settings on the bottom of your course navigation menu.

Two: On the settings screen, click the Navigation tab at the top of the screen.

Three:   Find the Reading List tool in the bottom list of disabled navigation items. You can drag and drop the Reading List tool into the enabled list. Alternatively, click on the Edit icon next to Reading List. Select Enable.
Position the Reading List tool directly above Assignments ensuring compliance with Element 10, Content menu structure.


Four Click >Save

Setting up a Reading List in Canvas


  • Select Reading List from the Canvas navigation menu
  • Click the Create It button
  • Create a Title for the List. The title can be edited or changed after the Reading List has been created.
  • Add a description – The description can be edited or changed after the Reading List has been created.
  • Click the Create button
  • Select a Template.  If you select the Blank template you will be able to stylise your own list.

Selecting a reading list template

Setting up the style of your reading list.

  • Use the RMIT Template 12 Week Sections Template or
  • Recommended text and 12- weekly template or
  • Create your own

TIP: Reading lists are divided into Sections, give each section a meaningful title that will help students in navigating through the list. An example being Supplementary Readings, Recordings, Week 1.

Creating your own style

  • Select the Blank Template to create your style template.