Adding a reading list to your Blackboard course menu

Edit Mode

Edit mode is On.

  • Check that Edit Mode is turned ON. This can be switched by clicking ON or OFF

Course Menu

Blackboard control panel tool bar with plus button highlighted

  • Select the + (plus) button in the top left of the course menu

Tool bar drop down menu with "Tool Link" highlighted

  • In this drop down menu, select “Tool Link”

Tool Link insert page with example of reading list

  • Name your menu item and select the tool link type “Reading List”
  • Leave the box “Available to Users” if you wish for the link to be hidden from students, or check the box to make the link immediately available. You can always edit link availability using these instructions.
  • Select “Submit” to create your Reading List link

More Information

Link to Talis Reading Lists:

For guidance on setting up and managing your Talis Reading List, please use the guide on the Library website or email

Video Guide