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    Working With Reading Lists

    Adding a Note To a Reading List

    You can add a note to a reading list. A note appears like a citation. To add a note, select Add a Note in a section menu. Enter values in the fields in the Add a note pane in the right sidebar and select Create.

    You can move, edit, or delete a note in the same way that you perform these actions on citations.

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    Section - Add a Note Option

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    Add a Note

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    Note in a Reading List

    Configuring the Reading List/Citation Student Discussion

    You can configure the student discussion that appears on the side of a reading list and each citation within that list.

    To enable or disable the student discussion for a list, select Configure list discussion > Show / Hide student discussion thread in the reading list menu.

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    Reading List - Configure List Discussion Option

    To configure the text that appears above the text box in the discussion, select Configure list discussion > Show / Edit discussion header in the reading list menu. Edit the text and select Save.

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    Edit Discussion Header Pane

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    Reading List - Student Discussion

    Creating or Duplicating a Reading List

    You can create a list by:

    • Creating from scratch or using a template
    • Directly duplicating an existing list
    • Importing a reading list in RIS, BibTex, References, Folders or lgn formats.

    To duplicate an existing list, 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 The new list is unpublished and has no entries in the discussions.

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    Reading List - Duplicate List Option

    To create a list by importing, select New List on the My Lists page.

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    My Lists

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    New List - First Step

    To import a previously exported reading list, select Import .lgn file. Select a file or drag a file to the Import .lgn File pane. Select Confirm to import the reading list.

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    Import .lgn File Pane

    When importing a folder, Leganto creates a citation for each file in the folder. Leganto extracts the metadata fields from the imported files, when possible.

    Importing a folder
    Importing a Folder
    You can abort all uploads or abort individual uploads.
    When importing, if you choose References for the type, like those records shown below, Leganto converts the references into citations. 
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    References List
    When you create a new reading list you need to assign it a Title.
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    Defining New Reading List Title
    When you click Create, your new list is created with a default section. You can now edit the list and arrange its sections.
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    Default Sections in New Reading List

    To create a new reading list, enter a title and an optional description and select Create. You can select a template to pre-format the list with sections (see Adding a Section To a Reading List). Otherwise, select Blank to continue without pre-formatting any sections.

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    New List Templates

    To associate the list with a course, select Associate List. Otherwise, select Not Now. You can associate the list with a course at a later time. See Associating a Reading List with One or More Courses.

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    New List - Associate with Course Option

    The list is created. You can now start adding sections and citations to the list. See Creating a Section and Adding a Citation.

    Deleting a Reading List and Restoring a Recently Deleted List

    An owner (not a collaborator) can delete a reading list. To delete a reading list, select Delete in the reading list menu and select OK in the confirmation dialog box.

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    Reading List - Delete Option

    When configured by your library, you can see your recently deleted lists by selecting Recently Deleted as the sort criteria on the My Lists page. Select Restore in the reading list menu to restore the list.

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    My Lists - Recently Deleted Option

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    Recently Deleted

    Accessing and Viewing Archived Reading Lists

    If enabled by your library, you can access and view archived lists.

    To access and view archived reading lists:
    1. Click My lists on top.
    2. Select Archived.

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      Accessing Archived Lists
      The archived lists page is displayed.

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      Archived Lists Page

    Unarchiving Archived Reading Lists

    You can unarchive archived lists, which resets the list publication status to Draft.

    To unarchive archived reading lists:
    1. Click My lists on top.
    2. Select Archived.

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      Accessing Archived Lists
      The archived lists page is displayed.

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      Archived Lists Page
    3. Click Unarchive.

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      Unarchiving a Reading List

    Discussing the Reading List with Students and the Library

    When viewing a reading list, you can write messages to students and/or the library, and read their replies.

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    Reading List Discussion Panes

    All students and list owners can view and write messages in the Student Discussion pane. When enabled by your library, a heading appears above the Student Discussion.

    Messages that you enter into the Library Discussion pane create alerts for librarians in Alma, and you can view their responses in this pane. Students cannot see this pane.

    You can configure:

    • Whether to hide or display the student discussion. Select Configure list discussion > Hide student discussion thread or Configure list discussion > Show student discussion thread in the reading list menu.
    • The header above the Student Discussion. Select Configure list discussion > Edit discussion header. Edit the header text and select Save.

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      Edit Discussion Header Pane

    Editing a Reading List

    To edit basic list information, select Edit at the top of the reading list, make your changes, and select Save. You can edit the title, description, and start and end dates of the list. When the reading list was created, the dates were set to those of its associated course, if any. Changing the dates of a reading list does not change the visibility dates of any citations in the reading list.

    You can declare a Creative Commons license for the reading list. This declaration applies only to the list, not to the citation materials on the list. When enabled by your institution, you can upload or link to a reading list syllabus.

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    Reading List - Edit

    To manage citations on the list, see Section and Citation. To change the course association, see Manage Course Association For.

    Exporting or Printing a Reading List

    You can export a reading list in various formats by selecting Export > <format> or Print in the reading list menu. You must set the export_to_refworks flag must to yes to enable exporting reading lists to RefWorks (Configuration Menu > Leganto > UI > List Menu).

    You can export to a proprietary Leganto format (.lgn file) or to DOC (Microsoft Word), PDF, XLS (Microsoft Excel), RIS, or ENW (EndNote) formats. If you export to Leganto format, you, or any user who has access to the exported list, can import the list as a reading list at a later time. If you export to RIS format, you, or any user who has access to the exported list, can import the list to My Collection at a later time. If you select Print, the reading list opens in a new tab in PDF format, enabling you to easily print the reading list.

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    Reading List - Export and Print Options

    If you export to DOC format, you can select a bibliographic style before saving the file.

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    Export to Word Pane

    Finding Reading Lists

    You can find the lists that you own or collaborate on or are watching on the My Lists page. To find all other lists, use the Find Lists page. Note that some of the filters are pre-selected on the page.

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    Find Lists

    You can select lists to watch from this page. See Managing My Lists and Watched Lists.

    Linking to a Reading List

    You can link to a reading list using the reading list permalink (for embedding on any web site, email, and so forth) or reading list CMS link (for embedding in your CMS). When anyone accesses Leganto using the link, they see the reading list in Leganto.

    You can find the reading list permalink by selecting Permalink > To List in the reading list menu.

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    Reading List Menu - Reading List Permalink Option

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    Permalink to Reading List Pane

    Alternately, you can find the permalink by selecting the small icon to the right of the reading list name at the top of the page.

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    Permalink Icon

    To link to a reading list from the CMS, select LTI Direct Access in the reading list menu and add the parameter to the link from the CMS.

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    Reading List - LTI Direct Access Option

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    LTI Direct Access Pane

    Locking and Unlocking a Reading List

    You can lock a reading list that you own. No changes can be made in a locked list and the list appears without all editing options. Only a librarian or the user that locked the list can unlock the list. A locked reading list can be rolled over.

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    Reading List - Lock Option

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    Lock Reading List Pane

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    Reading List - Locked

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    Unlock Reading List Pane

    Managing a Reading List's Owners and Collaborators

    • A reading list owner can add or remove other users as additional owners or as collaborators.
    • A collaborator cannot add other users as owners or collaborators and cannot delete the list.
    • The creator of a reading list is the list’s first owner. The list creator does not have more privileges than any other owner of the list.
    • When enabled by your library, course instructors are automatically added as owners of a course's reading lists.
    • The last owner of a list cannot be removed as owner.

    You can add course instructors as collaborators, or you can clear an instructor from being a collaborator, when you first create the list.

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    Manage Course Association - Add Course Instructors as Collaborators

    Owners and collaborators appear in the Collaborators pane in the right sidebar.

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    Reading List - Collaborators Pane

    The Collaborators panel can be hidden by setting the display_collaborators parameter to true.

    Select Manage collaborators to manage the owners and collaborators in the list.

    • Enter all or part of a name, select the name from the drop-down list, and select Send Invitation to add the user as a collaborator and send him or her an email with a link to the list. Alternately select one or more of the course instructors to be collaborators from the bottom of the pane.
    • If a user is already a collaborator, select Can edit list > Allow collaborator to manage the list to change the user to an owner.
    • To change an owner to a collaborator, select Can manage list > Restrict owner to edit the list only.
    • To remove the user or owner from the list, select the X beside the user's name.

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    Manage Collaborators - Add Course Instructors as Collaborators

    Managing a Reading List's Subjects

    When enabled by your library, reading lists can have subjects, much in the same way that sections and citations can have tags. The list of subjects is maintained by your library.

    When searching for reading lists, you can search by subject.

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    Find Lists

    Subjects, as well as an icon edit_subjects_icon.png to manage the subjects, appear beneath the reading list name.

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    Reading List Subject Line

    To manage reading list subjects, select the icon.

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    Reading Lists Subject Line - Edit

    To add a subject, enter all or part of a subject and select the subject from the drop-down list. To remove a subject, select the X in the subject box. When you are done, select Save.

    Managing My Lists and Watched Lists

    My Lists are the reading lists for which you are a) an owner or collaborator or b) that you specifically added to My Lists. Lists that you add to My Lists are known as watched lists.

    Lists that you own or collaborate on are added to My Lists automatically when you create them or when you become their owner or collaborator. To add watched lists to My Lists, find the lists in Find Lists and select Add.

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    Find Lists - Add Option

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    Watched List

    You can sort and filter My Lists using the filtering and sorting features at the top of My Lists.

    You can view information about watched lists but you cannot edit or delete them. You can copy citations from watched lists to My Collection. To remove a watched list from My Lists, select Remove From My Lists from the reading list menu.

    Publishing and Unpublishing a Reading List (Making List Visible to Students)

    Reading lists, regardless of their status, are not visible to students until their publication status is changed from Draft to Published.

    In addition, if dates are configured for the reading list (see Editing a Reading List), the reading list is only visible to students during these dates. You can configure that certain sections, citations, or citation resources are hidden for some or all of the dates that the list is visible; see Editing a Section and Managing Visibility Dates for a Citation and For Materials.

    To publish or unpublish the list, select Publish or Unpublish in the reading list menu.

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    Reading List - Publish Option

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    Reading List - Unpublish Option

    When publishing the list, depending on your library's configuration, you may be offered a partial or complete list of options for publishing. When these options appear, you can select, for the reading list (and the course materials, if you are offered the full list of options), whether the reading list (and course materials) are available only to the course's students, to all students at the institution (any user logged in to Leganto), or to anyone who accesses Leganto (including when using a permalink).

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    Publish List - Partial Options

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    Publish List - Full Options

    When published and within the defined visibility dates, the reading list and its sections and citations are visible to students, regardless of the reading list, section, or citation statuses (exception: Declined citations are not visible to students).

    Rolling Over a Reading List

    Your library can roll over reading lists in bulk. When enabled by your library, you can roll over reading lists one by one in Leganto. A rolled over list is a copy of the old list with certain features reset: status, publication status, user comments, views, and likes, and so forth. Depending on your library's configuration, you can select what happens to some of the features before rolling over the list.

    To roll over a list, select Roll Over List in the reading list menu.

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    Reading List - Roll Over List Option

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    Roll Over Pane

    After selecting the course to which to roll over the list, select what to do with various list features. The options that appear are configured by your library. When you are done, select Roll Over.

    Rollover Operations
    Operation Values Notes
    Do you want existing permalinks to point to the new list once the list is published?
    • Yes
    • No
    When set to Yes, all existing permalinks point to the new (target) reading list after the rollover. There is no way for instructors and students to use these same permalinks to access the old (source) reading list. To ensure consistency, manually remove all permalinks for existing (and past) courses.
    When set to No, all existing permalinks continue to point to the old (source) reading list. You must create new permalinks to point to the new reading list.
    Due dates
    • Copy
    • Reset
    When set to Reset, the due dates of all citations are cleared.
    Citation statuses
    • Recalculate
    • Copy
    When set to Recalculate, Leganto recalculates the statuses as if the citations are newly created, as configured by the library.
    Library-Internal tags
    • Copy
    • Reset
    When set to Reset, tags of these type in all citations are removed.
    Reading list status
    • Copy
    • Reset
    • Rolled Over
    When set to Reset, the new reading list status is Being Prepared.
    When set to Rolled Over, the new reading list status is Rolled Over.
    Reading list collaborators
    • Copy
    • Reset
    When set to Reset, all owners and collaborators, except for the instructor performing the rollover, are removed from the new list. The instructor remains as an owner of the new reading list.
    Public tags
    • Copy
    • Reset
    When set to Reset, tags of these type in all citations are removed.
    Public note
    • Copy
    • Reset
     
    List and section dates
    • Copy
    • Reset
    When set to Reset, all of these dates are cleared. (Copy is not recommended when performing a rollover.)
    Student discussions
    • Copy
    • Reset
    When set to Copy, student names in the discussion are anonymized.
    Copyright approvals
    • Recalculate
    • Copy
    • Reset
    When set to Recalculate, Leganto recalculates the copyright statuses as if the citations as newly created, as configured by the library.
    When set to Reset, Leganto resets the copyright statuses of all citations to their initial values as configured by the library.
    For information about the difference between these two options, consult with your library.
    When set to Copy, the copyright statuses are copied, as is, to the new list.
    Instructor-Library tags
    • Copy
    • Reset
    When set to Reset, tags of these type in all citations are removed.

    The new list has the same name as the old list with (Rolled Over) appended to the end of the name.

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    Rolled Over List

    Saving a Reading List Structure as Template

    A librarian can save a reading list as a template. This saves only the sections, not the citations.

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    Reading List - Save List Structure as a Template Option

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    Add New Template

    Instructors can use this template to quickly add sections to a newly created list. See Adding a Section To a Reading List.

    Sending a Reading List to the Library for Fulfillment

    Click Library Review to notify the library that the list is ready for processing.

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    Reading List - Library Review button

    After sending the list to the library, you can click the button again to resend it. You can hover over the button to see a tooltip showing when the list was last sent for review and by whom. 

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    Library Review button tooltip

    Viewing a Reading List

    When accessing Leganto using a reading list permalink or reading list CMS link (see Linking to a Reading List), Leganto presents the reading list.

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    Reading List

    The reading list also appears when you select it in My Lists or Find Lists. All features that enable you to edit or manage the list appear only for lists that you own or collaborate on; these features do not appear for watched lists.

    The reading list header display information about the reading list.

    The reading list actions include the reading list menu, filters to hide some of the citations that appear on the list, and (for owners or collaborators) actions to send the list to the library for fulfillment or add new sections or citations.

    Each section and citation displays its own information and a relevant menu of actions.

    In the right sidebar you can see panes of information, including (where configured by your institution):

    • The Reading List Advisor
    • The list of other owners / collaborators on this list
    • The list of instructors associated with the course
    • Recommendations or suggestions of citations to add to the list
    • Student and library discussions – The student discussion is for you to communicate with your students and for students to communicate with you and each other. The library discussion is for you to communicate with the library and vice versa, to assist them in fulfilling the citations on the list.

    A student viewing the reading list only sees the list of instructors, recommendations and suggestions, and the student discussion in this sidebar. Select View List as a Student in the reading list menu.

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    Reading List Menu - View List as Student Option

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    Reading List - View List as Student

    To refresh the list, select the refresh icon refresh_list.png at the top of the list.

    Viewing Analysis About a Reading List (Reading List Analytics)

    When enabled by your library you can view Analytics information about your reading lists and citations. This feature, called List Analysis, can be enabled for instructors (and librarians) only or also for students. The Analytics information is updated daily.

    When this feature is enabled, the View lists analysis icon list_analysis.png appears at the top of My Lists and every reading list. If you select the icon on the My Lists page, Analytics information appears instead of the reading list descriptions. To return to the standard view of My Lists, select the icon again or the X at the right of the bottom status bar that appears while analysis is visible.

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    My Lists - List Analysis, Student Engagement

    The color of the left border indicates student involvement: orange for 0-20%, colorless for 21-50%, or green for 51-100%.

    Select Weekly Active Students for a list to see a student usage graph.

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    My Lists - List Analysis, Weekly Active Students

    List Analysis in a reading list displays information per citation.

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    Reading List - List Analysis, Student Engagement

    Viewing Information About a Reading List

    Information about your list appears at the top of the list.

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    Reading List Information

    When enabled by your library, the sum total of all pages of all citations appears at the top of a reading list and each section. The total includes the total pages of each citation that has pages defined. The total is determined from the Start Page and End Page fields; if either of these is not defined, the total is determined from the Pages field. Citations without pages, or whose pages cannot be parsed by Leganto, are not included in the total.

    To edit basic list information, see Editing a Reading List.

    If the Reading List Advisor is enabled for your institution, information about how to improve your list appears in two locations: in the List Advisor pane in the right sidebar and as tips that appear above the list, when viewing the list. The tips that appear are randomly selected from the steps that you can take to make the list better.

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    Tips and the Reading List Advisor

    You can close a particular tip. To stop tips from appearing, select Stop showing tips in any tip. You can re-enable tips in the user settings menu. Select User Settings in the user menu.

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    User Settings Option

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    User Settings - Tips Option

    To see specific suggestions for making the reading list better, select Make this list better in the List Advisor pane. A list of suggestions appears below the advisor. Suggestions that are already completed appear with a green checkmark; other suggestions appear with a grey dash.

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    Reading List Advisor Suggestions

    Viewing Notifications / Recent Changes About a Reading List

    You can view notifications or recent changes about a list on the Notifications tab. For more information, see Viewing and Managing Notifications.

    Alternatively, select Display recent list changes in the reading list menu.

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    Reading List - Display Recent List Changes Option

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    Reading List Recent Changes

    Viewing Recommended Lists (Popular, New, Recently Updated)

    You can see recommended lists on the Find Lists page.

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    Find Lists - Recommended Lists

    Select Add in any of the recommended lists to add the list as a watched list. See Managing My Lists and Watched Lists.

    Viewing Suggestions for a Reading List

    See Creating a Citation.

    Reading List Analytics

    In order to provide instructors with a better view about their reading lists' usage, when enabled by your library you can view Analytics information about your reading lists and citations. This feature, called List Analysis, can be enabled for instructors (and librarians) only or also for students. The Analytics information is updated daily.

    When this feature is enabled, the View lists analysis icon list_analysis.png appears at the top of My Lists and every reading list. If you select the icon on the My Lists page, Analytics information appears instead of the reading list descriptions. To return to the standard view of My Lists, select the icon again or the X at the right of the bottom status bar that appears while analysis is visible.

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    My Lists - List Analysis, Student Engagement

    The color of the left border indicates student involvement: orange for 0-20%, colorless for 21-50%, or green for 51-100%.

    Select Weekly Active Students for a list to see a student usage graph.

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    My Lists - List Analysis, Weekly Active Students

    List Analysis in a reading list displays information per citation.

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    Reading List - List Analysis, Student Engagement
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