Semester 2, 2023 course reading lists

We encourage course co-ordinators to start considering learning resources, reading lists and textbooks for Semester 2 to ensure they are available to your students in Week 1. 

Start managing your reading lists in Talis Aspire 

We are encouraging course coordinators to publish your course reading lists in Talis Aspire

  1. To publish your list: 
  1. Login to Talis Aspire and search for your course reading list.  
  2. Update relevant required items to Required - own copy needed (to indicate that you expect students to possess a copy).
  3. Add any new readings. Organise your list and set reading importance e.g. recommended. 
  4. Add any relevant Notes for Students and Notes for the Library to readings.
  5. Publish your list.   
  1. Add Required – own copy needed items in section 3.1 of your ECP, remove any recommended readings and select Confirm.

Guide for updating your reading lists in Talis  

Publish and update your course reading lists guide has step-by-step instructions and videos on how to use Talis Aspire. You can also read the frequently asked questions and get further help.

Not ready to use Talis Aspire? 

If you aren’t ready to use Talis Aspire, 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. 

Key dates for Semester 2 

  • Lists are available now for updating and publishing
  • Course coordinators should confirm their learning resources by 29 May 2023
  • The Library will publish any lists still in draft on 14 July 2023
  • Semester 2 commences 24 July 2023.


Teaching staff involved in publishing and updating course reading lists can watch Publish and update your course reading list (YouTube, 6m56s) to learn how to update and manage their lists.

Course reading list link in Learn.UQ (Blackboard) 

Your reading list should be automatically linked to your Learn.UQ course in the Learning Resources module as Course Reading List. 

 Course Reading Lists - Access the readings for your course via the Library

Check the course reading list link to ensure your list is linked 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 (OERs) provide access to free, online material which may be free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Visit the Library’s Open Education Resources guide to help you find potential 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.


Last updated:
11 July 2023