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Workshops and Classes: iSkills: Creating reading lists using Oxford Reading Lists Online (ORLO) for Academics and Administrators

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Bodleian iSkills: Creating reading lists using Oxford Reading Lists Online (ORLO) for Academics and Administrators

Do you want to provide reading lists with direct links to e-books and articles?   Oxford Reading List Online (ORLO) is an online reading list platform which makes it easy to create reading lists with direct links to e-books, articles and other eresources and which show real time availability for physical resources in Oxford Libraries.    Students can use it not only to access resources but also to organise their reading work load.   It integrates with Canvas but can also be used as a standalone tool for those who are not yet using Canvas.    This online introductory session will cover everything you need to know to create a reading list in ORLO.

Subjects to be covered include:

  • Structuring reading lists in ORLO
  • Adding a range of items to your reading lists (e.g. books, articles and web sites)
  • Setting student reading priorities and adding notes
  • Requesting digitizations
  • Publishing lists
  • Updating reading lists

Intended Audience:  This is an introductory session for academics, administrators and any staff supporting reading lists.    

Note to students: Please do NOT attend this workshop unless you are also an employee who is working on ORLO lists. The session will not cover how to use ORLO as a student and the functionality we will explain will not be available to students. There are tips for students on how to use ORLO here:

Notice of recording

Each live online training session will be recorded for accessibility and inclusivity reasons, and will be shared with all attendees after the session. It may also be put onto Canvas (Oxford University’s virtual learning environment) to enable other Oxford University members with SSO to view it.

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Presenters: Rachel Scanlon, Angela Carritt and Georgina Kiddy

Format:  Online presentation and demonstration with plenty of time for questions. The session will take place on MS Teams.

What you will need:  You will need to provide your own computer with a browser (must be Chrome or Edge) or the Microsoft Teams desktop app installed.  Please read our guidance notes below on using Teams.  You will need a webcam and microphone with speakers or headset. You need to be online with a reliable internet connection.