Semester 1, 2023 course reading lists

To ensure required and recommended learning resources are available to students in Week 1, we encourage course co-ordinators to start considering learning resources, reading lists and textbooks for Semester 1.

The way you manage your course reading lists is changing in the lead-up to Semester 2, 2023, and the replacement of UQ’s Electronic Course Profile System (ECPS).

During the transition period of Semester 1, the Library is offering two methods for learning resources. 

Start managing your reading lists in Talis Aspire

We are encouraging course coordinators to begin publishing your course reading lists in Talis Aspire using an updated process: 

  1. Confirm your required readings only in the ECPS in section 3.1 
  2. Publish your course reading list in Talis Aspire.
  1. Login to Talis Aspire and search for your course reading list
  2. Access your list on Talis by searching for your course code
  3. Update relevant Required items to Required - own copy needed (to indicate that you expect students to possess a copy)
  4. Add any new readings
  5. Add any relevant Notes for Students to readings
  6. Add any relevant Notes to Library Staff
  7. Remove unnecessary readings
  8. Publish your list.  

View detailed instructions for the transitional process for course reading lists.

Guide for updating your reading lists in Talis 

Use our Publish and update your course reading lists guide for step-by-step instructions on how to use Talis Aspire. You can also read the frequently asked questions and get further help. You should automatically have access.

Not ready to make the switch?

If you aren’t ready to switch to Talis Aspire yet, the Library can continue to create your course reading list for you. You can help us do this by:

  1. Updating and confirming sections 3.1 and 3.2 of your ECP
  2. Email with additional or further readings.

View confirming your learning resources for more detailed information about this process.

Come to training

Course coordinators and staff involved in course reading lists can attend Talis Aspire training on Zoom during February: 

We are also offering training in May, June and July: 

If you are unable to attend training, watch Publish and update your course reading list (YouTube, 6m56s).

Course reading list link in Learn.UQ (Blackboard)

Your reading list should be automatically linked to your Learn.UQ course. 

The reading list link will appear in the Learning Resources module as Course Reading List.

Check the course reading list link provides information about how to check it is linking to the correct course and semester.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources

Use these resources to incorporate Indigenous knowledges and perspectives in line with UQ work to Indigenise the curriculum.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives guide can help you ensure your teaching curriculum and reading lists represent the diverse student voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander referencing guide can help ensure Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander authors are referenced respectfully.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources includes curated collections on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, authors, activism and resistance, yarns and spoken memories, languages, images, non-Indigenous representations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and peoples and the Torres Strait Islands in the Library.

Open educational resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) provide access to material which is online, free of charge and in varying degrees, free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Visit the Library’s Open Education Resources guide for more information on finding OERs to use in your course. 

Open textbooks provide an alternative to commercial textbooks and offer many benefits to you, your students, and the community. Find out how you can author, adapt or adopt open textbooks at Open Textbooks @ UQ.

Linking to resources in courses explains how you can link to Library resources, videos, and open educational resources (OER) in your courses. 


Last updated:
1 February 2023