Leganto

Leganto is a new product from the UI Library that simplifies and improves course reading lists. It integrates with BBLearn to allow instructors the ability to easily add, edit, and customize reading lists, so that students can access all their course materials in one place.

Feedback from instructors shows that Leganto is easy to use, and has significant benefits for teaching and learning.

These benefits include:

  • Reduced workload for instructors
    • Reading lists can be saved and reused across semesters
    • Ability to create multiple reading lists in draft form allows instructors to work at their own pace
    • Autonomy in developing, changing, updating, and saving course lists
  • Improved student experience
    • Centrally located course materials
    • Affordable, equitable access to library-purchased materials
    • Interactive platform increases student engagement
  • Seamless library integration and support
    • Add library subscriptions, open education resources, popular media, and multimedia
    • Get expert support for help with copyright, accessibility, and other questions
    • “Cite It” feature allows direct import for readings wherever, whenever

Getting Started

Leganto is intuitive and easy to use, with a very low barrier to entry. To get started using Leganto, we need to activate your BBLearn course and then you can begin adding, editing, saving, and customizing your reading lists.

Follow the instructions in the steps below to activate Leganto, learn how to add and edit reading lists, or contact libreserve@uidaho.edu for personalized help.

1. Let the library know your Course ID number

  • From within your BBLearn course, scroll to the Course Management->Content Collection dropdown. Your course ID# will be found in this section.
  • Copy and paste the Course ID (in the example above, isi_libs415-515-1_4882) and email it to libreserve@uidaho.edu.
  • From within your BBLearn course, add new content by clicking the “+” sign in the upper left corner and then select “Content Area”
  • Once you’ve clicked “Content Area”, you will see a pop-up where you can rename your Library Resource List. Be sure to check the box marked “Available to Users” so your students can access the list.
  • Next, while working in a Content Area other than Announcements, navigate to the “Tools” dropdown, select “More Tools”, and choose “Library Resource List”.
  • Congratulations! You should now see the Library Resource List link.

Once set up, clicking the Library Resource List will allow you and your students to view library course reserves directly from your BBLearn course. Here’s what the display should look like:

Note: When instructors enter BBLearn’s “Student Preview” mode, reading lists will not display correctly. To view your list as a student would see it, please visit the public reserves page on the library’s website.


Leganto FAQ

Leganto is already embedded in your BBLearn course; we just have to activate it. Follow our guide above to activate Leganto and make your reading lists available from within your course.

Once you’ve activated Leganto, you can easily add, edit, save, and customize reading lists. Generally, instructors find this to be an intuitive process, and you can refer to our detailed instructions for additional support.

There are many benefits to using Leganto for both instructors and students. These include:

  • Reduced workload for instructors
    • Reading lists can be saved and reused across semesters
    • Ability to create multiple reading lists in draft form allows instructors to work at their own pace
    • Autonomy in developing, changing, updating, and saving course lists
  • Improved student experience
    • Centrally located course materials
    • Affordable, equitable access to library-purchased materials
    • Interactive platform increases student engagement
  • Seamless library integration and support
    • Add library subscriptions, open education resources, popular media, and multimedia
    • Get expert support for help with copyright, accessibility, and other questions
    • “Cite It” feature allows direct import for readings wherever, whenever

Yes! Leganto has a browser add-on called “Cite It!” that allows users to import citations directly into Leganto from other locations. To add this feature to your browser, log in to BBLearn, navigate to your Leganto home page, and click your user name or initials in the upper right corner. Then select “Cite It!”, and drag and drop the “Cite It!” link to your browser’s toolbar.

Library review is like a ‘Submit’ button. This shares your reading list changes with the library and lets us double check to make sure everything looks good in terms of access and copyright.

Yes! We can work with you to activate Leganto for your course; please email libreserve@uidaho.edu and we can help you get started on the process.

Please fill out this form to share your thoughts with us, or email libreserve@uidaho.edu if you need help or have additional questions.

We’re happy to help; please email libreserve@uidaho.edu and we can walk you through the process and answer any questions you might have.