Making material available to students

Course Readings

Course Readings brings all your (copyright checked) digitised course readings into one Reading List available through Moodle. Create your list of Library content, readings to be digitised, and other resources either through the Course Readings tool in Moodle, or email us and we will make the first list for you.  More information and FAQs here.

Requesting new digitisations/Reading Lists

  1. Collate your list of readings and content required for teaching.
  2. Request new readings to be digitised by:
  3. Add links to full-text items from Library databases and QuickSearch either through the Course Readings tool, or emailing us.
  • It can take up to 6 weeks for a new scanned reading to be made available ie. if the source item is from overseas, or the book is in use with another patron.

Placing Course Reading links throughout your course content in Moodle

  • Once the tool is enabled in Moodle and readings have been added, you can place links to readings throughout your course content via the HTML toolbar.  For instructions see the online guide or download the PDF .
  • Any item available full text through the library databases can be linked using the  Library link builder and added to Course Readings, or utilise the search function in the tool to add.

Rolling over to a new semester

Moodle courses which are duplicated (ie Master shell to teaching course) retain the Course Readings tool in place, as well as the reading links placed into the course content. The readings will show as inactive until a new list and semester are selected.

To reestablish the readings as active in the new Course select the appropriate list and new semester to attach for the new course.  You can connect a reading list from your previous semesters course, from the master shell, from another course, or create an entirely new list.

  • Support is available from the Course Readings team and an online guide.

Contact: coursereadings@federation.edu.au or call 03 53279460 for Angela, Jason or Monika

Copyright compliance

  • Our copyright licence covers usage University-wide, not just for one course or unit. You are not permitted to upload journal articles or book chapters yourself as this may breach the University copyright licence. See the Copyright website for more information.