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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 and Administrators supporting reading lists.     Please note that the session will not cover the additional functionality required by Library staff who should instead attend the ORLO training sessions run by Bodleian Staff Development.

Dates and booking

Tuesday 12 May  16.00-17.00 > Book a place
Thursday 21 May  14.00-15.00 > Book a place
Friday 29 May  09.30-10.30 > Book a place


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Presenters: Rachel Scanlon and Angela Carritt

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.