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    Logging in and Creating a List

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    Accessing Leganto

    Students and instructors generally access an embedded version of Leganto from within an LMS. Login is automatic when your institution is configured for single sign-on.

    In some cases, an instructor may see a Quick Start Welcome screen instead of the Login page or My Lists page; see The Quick Start Welcome Screens.

    After logging in, you see a Welcome screen, unless you or Ex Libris has disabled this. After closing the Welcome screen, you see the Lists page.

    Log out by selecting Log out in the user menu.

    The Logout option.

    Log out option

    If you have lost your username or password, or require any assistance, contact your library.

    Guests access Leganto from a shared link. Guest access is available for all published list that are shared with Anyone. The My lists/All lists toggle is disabled and only All lists is available.

    Creating a List

    You can create a new reading list from scratch from the Lists page.

    To create a new reading list:
    1. From the Lists page, select Create list.
      The Create list button on the Lists screen.
      Create list
    2. Enter a Title, and if relevant, a Description.
    3. Start typing the course code or name to see course options.
      You can also create the list without associating the list with a course. If needed, you can associate the list with a course at a later point.
      The new list form.
      Create new list
    4. Select Create list. The list is created. You can now start adding sections and items to the list. See Adding a Section to a List and Searching and Adding from a Library
      A newly created list on the Lists page.
      Newly created list

    Your new list now appears on the Lists page with a Draft/Published status based on your library's publishing settings.

    Preventing Instructors from Creating New Lists

    For institutions whose librarians are the sole list creators, it is now possible to configure Leganto to prevent instructors from creating new lists. The following workflows are now supported:

    1. Instructors can create new reading lists (no changes).
    2. Instructors can create reading lists from the learning management system (LMS) but not from the standalone. This ensures all reading lists are linked to courses.
    3. Instructors can create reading lists from the standalone but not from the LMS. This provides flexibility for instructors who create lists that are not linked to courses.
    4. Instructors cannot create any new reading lists. This gives the library full control over all lists that are created.

    To prevent instructors from creating reading lists in the standalone, set the parameter instructor_create_list (Configuration > Leganto > List Management > Settings) to false (default true). When set to false, the Create list menu does not appear to instructors.

    To prevent instructors from creating reading lists when beginning in the LMS, the parameter cms_entry_actions (Configuration > Leganto > LTI > Settings) cannot contain the value  all or the parameter value list.

    All other parameters that enable list creation such as Duplicate and Rollover must be disabled separately.

    The create list option is hidden.

    No option to Create list

    Uploading or Linking a Syllabus to a List

    When enabled by your library, you can upload or link to a syllabus. See Enabling Reading List Syllabuses.

    To upload or link a syllabus to a list:
    1. From the list action (...), select Edit list.
    2. Enter a URL for the syllabus or drag and drop or select a file.

      The syllabus link.

      Syllabus URL
    3. Select Save. The link/file is added to the list.

      The course syllabus link.

      Course syllabus link

    Duplicating a List

    Duplicating a list makes a copy of the list and all sections and items. As part of the duplicating workflow, you can decide whether other aspects of the list will be copied or reset.

    To duplicate an existing list:

    Select Duplicate list in the list menu. Out-of-the-box, the duplicated list has the old list's name with (Rolled Over) appended to it. This label configuration can be changed from Configuration > Leganto > General > Labels - New UI.

    The reading list duplicate list option.

    Duplicate list option

    When duplicating a list, you can associate the list with a course. Optionally, you may want to review or change the Advanced Settings to confirm whether other aspects of the list are copied or reset.

    Options for duplicating a list.

    Duplicate list settings

    Importing an Exported List

    Lists can be created by importing an existing list.

    To import a previously exported list:

    From the Lists page, select Create list > Import list.

    The option to import a list.

    Import list

    Select the File type lgn.

    Import a lgn file type.

    File type lgn

    The list with your references are uploaded to Leganto.

    An imported list from a file.

    Imported list from file

    Select Create list to add the list with all its items. The list is created.

    The option to create the imported list.

    Create list

    Deleting a List

    Instructors can delete lists from the Lists menu in Leganto.

    The option to delete lists.
    Delete list

    Additionally, Instructors can filter Lists by recently deleted lists.

    The deleted list filter.
    Deleted list filter

    Deleted lists can be restored from Leganto. When restoring a deleted list, the list is restored with a Draft publication status.

    Deleted list

    Archiving Lists

    When configured, instructors can filter Lists by by archived lists (archived_lists (Configuration > Leganto > Features > Leganto Features) is set to true).

    The archived list filter.
    Archived list filter

    Archived lists can be unarchived from Leganto. 

    Archived lists
    Archived list

    When unarchiving a list, the list is restored with a Draft publication status.

    unarchive list
    Unarchive list

    Managing Course Associations

    You can associate a list with a course when creating a list or after a list is created.

    To associate a list with a course when creating a list:
    • Enter text (Such as Course code or Course name) in the Look up course field and select the course. When you select Create list, the list is then associated with the selected course.

      The option to associate a course when creating a list.

      Look up course

    Adding a Section to a List

    You can create a new section from scratch or by duplicating an existing section. Lists created in Leganto include a default section. You can configure the default section name to appear when a reading list is created in Alma or imported into Leganto using the new defaultSection.title label in the Labels configuration table (Configuration > General > Labels). Whenever you import references into Leganto or create the list in Alma, the value of this label appears in Leganto as the section name. The label's default value is Resources. When creating a reading list in Alma or importing a reading list into Leganto, the description defaults to blank.

    To add a new section:
    1. Select Add > New section. The Add new section pane opens.

      The option to add a new section.

      Add New section
    2. Enter the section Title.
    3. If relevant, enter a Description.
    4. To make a section viewable during a specific date range, enter a Start date, End date, and check Display section during these dates only.
    5. Select where in the list the section should appear.
    6. Select Add.

      The add a new section screen.

      Add new section

      The section is added to the list.

      A new section on a list.

      New section

      You can reorder a section at any time by collapsing the section and dragging the clipboard_e91dac3c0d28d65b2ab9e5f69ce6039ba.png icon. For more information, see Collapsing or Expanding a Section.

    Adding Sections from a Template

    The templates give the library options for adding, updating, and removing or disabling templates. Leganto includes out-of-the box section templates (Configuration > Leganto > List Management > Templates). The Resources  and Weeks templates are enabled by default.

    Two types of templates are supported. The Numbered pattern type creates sections with the text of the Description field, followed by a number, up to the desired number of sections. For example, the out-of-the-box weekly template creates sections titled Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, etc. Alternatively, the Defined list templates create one section per section names defined in the Description field. For example, the out-of-the-box Priority template creates two sections, entitled Required and Optional.

    When defining or customizing a template, you can set the Default number of sections to include for a Numbered pattern template. For a Defined list template, multiple section headings can be added to the Description field, separated by a semicolon (;). The library can disable or enable templates.

    Templates are displayed in Leganto according to the order in Alma.

    Section templates configuration.

    Templates configuration

    When adding sections to a new list, list creators can select a section template to help organize the list. For the Numbered pattern templates, they can adjust the number of sections if needed.

    The Create new list wizard includes a Preview section to preview how the sections will be displayed on the list. The list creator can view different options before selecting Create list.

    An example of a Defined list with multiple sections.

    Example of a Defined list with multiple sections

    An example of a Numbered pattern.

    Example of a Numbered pattern

    Duplicating a Section

    You can create a copy of a section, including all the items in the section. Sections can be copied to the same list or to a different list.

    To duplicate a section:
    1. Select Copy section in the section menu of the section that you want to copy.

      The copy section option.

      Copy section
    2. Enter the new section's name.
    3. Select the list into which to place the new section.
    4. Select Copy.

      The copy section pane.

      Copy section pane

      New sections created by duplicating a section always appear directly below the duplicated section.

    Deleting a Section

    Any section that is no longer required can be deleted.

    To delete a section:
    1. From the section, select the section menu icon clipboard_e1c03f23fca31ae675faa100e76adf8c2.png and select Delete section. The Delete section confirmation window appears.

      The option to delete a section.

      Delete section
    2. Select Delete. The section and all its items are removed from the list.

      The delete confirmation section.

      Delete section confirmation

    Editing a Section

    You can edit a section to make any required updates to the section.

    To edit a section:
    1. From the section, select the section menu icon clipboard_e1c03f23fca31ae675faa100e76adf8c2.png and select Edit section. The Edit section pane opens.

      The option to edit a section.

      Edit section
    2. Make the relevant edits and select Save. Your changes appear in the section.

      The edit section pane.

      Edit section

    Viewing a List as a Student

    You can preview the list to see a student's perspective.

    To preview a list from a student view:
    • Select View list as a student in the list menu. The list is displayed only with options available to students and a banner indicating that you are viewing the list in Student View.

      Viewing notifications or recent list changes in student mode displays the instructor’s notifications.

      The reading list view list as student option.

      View list as a student option

      An instructor viewing a reading list view list as student.

      Student View
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