Using the Library Reading List Tool in Blackboard

Tips for UTSA faculty and other Blackboard course creators

FAQ

What are the preferred browsers for the Library Reading List tool?

The Library Reading List tool works best in Firefox and Chrome. For the best experience, don't use Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, or Safari.

Why can't my students see my Reading List?

Confirm that your Reading List is published and associated with your course. If a Reading List is in a draft mode, students won't be able to view it.

When should I send my Reading List to the Libraries for review?

Please send your list as soon as possible. To avoid the rush at the beginning of the semester, please submit your Reading List to the library at least 2 weeks before the due date.

I can't find a journal article or book when using the Library Reading List tool.  What are my options?

Please contact us by using the Chat window in the bottom right of our website. You may also contact your subject librarian or email Library Reserve at: libreserve@utsa.edu.

How can I link to an e-book chapter in my Reading List?

Search for the chapter using the Library Search function in Reading Lists and add it. If you are not able to find the chapter, you can try searching directly in Library Quick Search and limiting to book chapters available online.

Still no luck? Please contact us by using the Chat window in the bottom right of our website. You may also contact your subject librarian or email Library Reserve at: libreserve@utsa.edu.

What is My Collection?

My Collection is a way to save citations to a re-usable collection instead of a specific Reading List. To view My Collection, select My Collection in the left sidebar.

The main menu appears at the left at the top of the list. Use the other icons to:

  • Sort the list by date added, title, or author.
  • Refresh the list.
  • Filter the list by tags or by material type. If you select a filter, select X in the Filtered by line to remove the filter.

How do I report a broken link in my Reading List?

Please contact us by using the Chat window in the bottom right of our website. You may also contact your librarian or email Library Reserve at: libreserve@utsa.edu.

Can I access a Reading List on a mobile device?

Yes! Log into UTSA Blackboard, select your course, and then access the Reading List via the link on the left. 

How do I re-use a Reading List for a future semester?

To duplicate an existing list:
  1. Select Duplicate list in the reading list menu. The duplicated list has the old list's name with (2) appended to it. The new list is unpublished and has no entries in the discussions. 
  2. When you duplicate a reading list in the Library Reading List tool, the course associated with the original list does not appear in the duplicated list.