Course readings

Making readings available to students

Course Readings is a tool in Moodle which provides one centralised place for your students to access readings.

Using Course Readings ensures copyright compliance, helps maintain durability of links for student access, and offers a professional standardised view for your students. The readings can be viewed in one list or added to a week, a topic, or a book through the editing toolbar. It also makes it easy to transfer readings to new Moodle shells.

Requesting new digitisations/reading lists

  1. Collate your list of readings and content required for teaching; URLs, files, videos.
  2. Submit via the online form, or email with course code, link to Moodle shell (if available), semester, and campus/s.
  3. We will contact you when the readings are available, and you can distribute them throughout your course.

It can take up to 6 weeks for a new scanned reading to be made available, i.e. if the source item is from overseas, or the book is in use with another patron.

Contact: or call 03 5327 9460 for Helene, Jason, Kerryn or Monika. For more information, FAQs and 'how to' videos see the Course Readings Subject Guide.

Selecting and reviewing teaching resources

The Library has developed a guide to assist with all the various considerations that come with the selection and review of teaching resources; including selection, usage rights (including Copyright),accessibility, and management & review. You will also find contact details for all the relevant library sections in this handy guide.

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. Using Course Readings ensures you are complying with copyright. See the Copyright website for more information.