Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Aspire Reading Lists goes live in AberLearn Blackboard!

You’ve done all the hard work, now here’s the pay-off. All those reading lists that you have published in Aspire can now be made available to your students in AberLearn Blackboard! How? Visit the module, uncheck the tick box next to the Aspire Reading List link in the left-hand menu and your list will be live.

So what will the students see? Blackboard displays an at-a-glance view of the reading list for that module. Not only that, but there is a traffic-light system that shows current availability in the library. Green means the item is on the shelf, red means it’s out on loan.

Is that all?! Absolutely not: Aspire offers features to display a range of resources such as week-by-week readings and YouTube videos.

And if that was not enough, there’s even the facility for the students themselves to interact with the reading list. By signing into Aspire they can add study notes and a read status for any item on their list. It all sounds good, doesn’t it; how did we manage without it?

Are you ready to join in and get your reading list on to Aspire? There’s no time like the present. If you need help or if you have any queries, suggestions or feedback, or would like to arrange some one-to-one training, please contact the Academic Services Librarians at or on extension 1896.