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Leganto: Moving Your Campus Online

We understand that this is a difficult time for campuses around the world and our thoughts are with you as you prioritize the needs of your students and campus. We want to remind you about Leganto features and workflows that may help you manage the work of moving your campus online.

We know that for many institutions there will be challenges in moving all courses online. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

For Library Staff

  • Identify electronic resources in your collection to replace existing print reserves:
    You can run a job to locate electronic editions for physical citations. FRBR related editions, also highlighted by this job,  may still be applicable for the course.  See Finding Alternate Resource Suggestions for Citations.
  • Ensure that the library is notified about changes to reading lists:
    Professors are likely to add new citations to lists that you have already completed. Make sure that Alma flags these resources for you: configure which status to apply to a completed reading list when a new citation is added. See Configuring Default Statuses for Citations/Reading Lists
  • Work efficiently to process citations across courses:
    The most efficient way to work with reading lists is through the Edit Citations screen. You can use the facets and sorting options to see the newest and most urgent requests from faculty. For example, you can filter to active courses, citations that are in “Not complete” status, and citations with a specific tag, such as “Required.” You can sort citations by Last Created or Last Modified, and you can also view information about sections, tags, notes, and due dates from the citation screen.

See Managing Citations.

  • Work with instructors to support their courses:
    Many instructors may be using Leganto for the first time. Your Campus Engagement manager is available to help you with how-to guides, video tutorials and more. If you’re not already in touch with your Campus Engagement manager, you can reach out at


For Instructors

You may be thinking about Leganto in a new light. Here are a few features that can help you quickly compile online reading lists:

  • Adding resources from anywhere:
    The CiteIt! bookmarklet can pull content from any online source into the Leganto list. You may be including more non-academic content into your courses as you look for opportunities to replace the in-classroom experience, or may need to add publisher-provided content that is now available at no cost to students. CiteIt! makes it easy to harvest these resources. See this two minute video for more information.
  • Addressing students needs:
    Leganto lists are not limited only to course content; they can include all types of resources. For example, instructors can create a section at the top of their list with links to campus information, then use the CiteIt! tool to bring in the most helpful and urgent information for students.

Sections or citations can be copied from one reading list to another:

  • Staying in touch with Students:
    You may want to reconsider the student discussion option in the move to online learning. This is another way for you to communicate with your students, and also a way for students to give feedback, ask questions, collaborate with their peers, and ask for help accessing resources.
  • Easily reporting access issues to the library:
    Remind students that they can report any access problems using the “Mark as Broken” option. The library will then be able to quickly troubleshoot access problems.