Changing Resource List Time Periods

Univeristy of Ediburgh LogoImportant service update

As part of the integration with Learn we have needed to change the way a semester time period is assigned to a Resource List.

We have created a short guide with screenshots further detailing the process.

Changing Resource List Time Periods (PDF)

What does this mean?

Where we previously had the following options:
-Semester One 2014/15
– Semester Two 2014/15
– Semester One & Two 2014/15

These have been removed and there is now a single option available:
– Session 2014/15

All Resource Lists for the next year should be assigned to this time period.

This new time period will cover 1st April 2014- August 2015 in order to accommodate schools whose teaching year falls outside the official semester dates.

What do I need to do?

If you are working on a draft list (i.e. an unpublished list) please change the time period for each of your draft lists now. Use IE (Internet Explorer) or Chrome to make the change.

This is a very simple process:
1. Go to the list
2. From the Edit drop down button
3. Click on ‘Set Time Period’
4. Select the new ‘Session 2014/15’ time period form the drop down list
5. Save
Note: The pop up box contains text saying it will publish the list with this save. Don’t worry it won’t publish your list. This is a bug in the system which is currently in development to be changed. Make the change and save, your list will remain unpublished until you click on the ‘publish’ button.

Semester Information

If you want to make it clear that a list is for a specific semester add extra information to the List Title.
E.g. Film and Other Art – Semester 2
Note: If the list covers both Semester One & Two there is no need to add this information to the List title.

Published lists for Session 2014/15

No action is required. We will change the time period information for you.
A guide will shortly be available via the blog and IS website describing, in more detail, how to create a list and assign time periods.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please get in touch.

More information on how to make the most of Resource Lists can be found on the Resource Lists using Talis Aspire webpage and the ResourceLists@Edinburgh Blog.


Stephanie Farley

Library Learning Services Assistant

Library Learning Services Assistant