Resource Lists @ Edinburgh has integrated with Learn and Moodle!

Univeristy of Ediburgh LogoWe are very pleased to announce that Resource Lists @ Edinburgh is now integrated with both Learn and Moodle!

Important:  Your resource lists MUST be linked to the hierarchy. If this has not been done then the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) will not be able to locate your lists.

The hierarchy is a virtual representation of the organisational structure at Edinburgh and is taken from the Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study (DRPS). For more information on the hierarchy and linking your lists we have created a step-by-step guide: Linking to the hierarchy (PDF).


There are three options when using the Resource Lists tool within Learn.

a)      You can create a menu item for Resource Lists so that the link is always available to your students from anywhere in the course.

b)      You can add the Resource List tool to your course module page. Any lists linked to the hierarchy for your module will display in Learn.

c)       You can add the Resource List tool at any point in the course content and any lists linked to the hierarchy for your module will display with the Resource Lists icon as shown below.



A) Menu item, B) Module page


C) Course content


In Moodle a block for Resource Lists is added the same way any other block is added, by clicking on the drop down menu in ‘Add a block’ and selecting the ‘Resource Lists’ block.

The block can then be moved to a suitable location within your Moodle page. Any resource lists that have been linked to the hierarchy for this particular module will be recognised, displayed and linked to from the block.

More information and help on using Moodle blocks can be found in Moodle by clicking on:

Home –> Hints & Tips –> Staff Help –> Moodle How To

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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