Leganto is a tool that helps faculty and librarians create and manage lists of course resources, such as articles, ebook chapters, and videos. Leganto connects with Blackboard and allows students to seamlessly access materials directly from their course.
View of a resource list's weekly section opened within a Blackboard course. Materials can be organized to match your course's structure.
Resource Lists (also known as Course Materials or Reading Lists) are connected to Blackboard courses via an LTI connection. This kind of connection benefits students by limiting the number of separate logins needed to reach any course resources. After signing into Blackboard to reach their course, students will not need to sign in again when accessing materials through the Library, making it easier and faster to get to their course resources.
Students can quickly access materials from the resource list, such as this journal article included in several Library databases.
Leganto tracks usage statistics which gives faculty a snapshot of their students' levels of engagement. Within a list, select the Analytics button (shown in the screenshot below) to enable Analysis Mode. In this mode, instructors can view:
Screenshot of a sample course's analytics, showing total student usage and overall engagement level for each item
Librarians can help add a resource list to your course, search for possible materials in the Library’s collection or elsewhere online, and help troubleshoot any issues.
Contact your liaison if you have any questions about an existing list or about setting up a list for a course.