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What Is It?

Leganto is an online application that supports the creation and management of course resource lists. Instructors can build, maintain, and share resource lists that include all material types; library staff can provide resources efficiently; and students can access all course materials in one place and from any device. Leganto integrates with the IC Library's system, Sakai CMS, mobile apps, and citation tools. 

How Is It Different From Sakai?

Leganto is a tool used in Sakai to create resource lists.

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

How Do I Set It Up?

  1. Log in to Sakai and select the relevant course
  2. Add the Leganto tool from Site Administration -> Manage Tools
  3. Launch Leganto from the left sidebar​​
  4. Next, enter the course name where you see the string of numbers and letters, enter the from and To dates, number of participants or Academic department and click CREATE.
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  6. You have the option of creating a New Section in the upper right-hand corner if you prefer . Section refers to the sections in your syllabus.
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    • You can create as many sections as you need, but you must create at least one
    • You can rename the sections and select dates for when they are visible to students
  7. Click the blue + button to find citations to add to your sections
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    • Search: add items from the library's collection; if you aren't sure, start here
    • Create: add items that are not in the library's collection
    • My Collection: add items that you have previously put here
  8. After selecting an item, choose the section you want to add it to, then click Add; its citation now shows up on your reading list
  9. To request that a citation be put on reserve by library staff, click Send to Library from the ellipsis menu on the right-hand side of the citation
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    • Citations sent to the library for processing show a status of “Sent”
    • Citations for books that have been successfully put on reserve will display “Complete, Available at IC Library Circulation Desk Reserves”
    • Citations for chapters or excerpts that have been successfully uploaded by library staff will display “Complete” with a download cloud icon
  10. When you're ready for students to view the reading list, click Publish from the ellipsis menu in the upper left-hand corner of the site
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Need Help Finding Resources?

Contact your Subject Librarian if you would like assistance identifying items for your Leganto resource lists.

Ben Hogben

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Ben Hogben
Gannett Center
(607) 274-1689
Subjects:IC Library

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