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What Is Leganto?

The Leganto Reading List tool is an online application, within Sakai, that supports the creation and management of course resource lists. Instructors can add electronic articles, streaming media, digitized content, physical materials, and more into a single list so students can access all their course materials in one place. Instructors can also search the library's collection for books, articles and Open Educational Resources, which can then be added to reading lists; library staff can process reserve items efficiently; and students can access all course materials in one place and from any device. 

How Is It Different From Sakai?

For instructors, Leganto:

  • Contains readings from library databases or PDFs
    • Reading lists can be "Sent" with a click of a mouse to the library for processing - no more filling out reserve forms
  • Contains video content from Kaltura
  • Allows for the "Drag and Drop" of citations using Cite-it
  • Provides data on how many times a reading has been accessed
  • Provides notifications about students not participating in readings
  • Allows instructors to collaborate and suggest readings based on similar courses taught
  • Provides "Like," "Read It," and "Due Date" tags for readings
  • Creates a reading list that remains in the Leganto repository, available for editing and reuse in the future

For students, Leganto:

  • Gives the option to discuss readings using a chat box
  • Gives the option to recommend readings to the instructor
  • Allows students to create their own collections of readings
  • Provides "Like," "Read It," and "Due Date" tags for readings
  • Provides mobile-friendly access to content

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