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Getting the most out of your Resource List: Dashboard

Univeristy of Ediburgh LogoDid you know that Resource Lists @ Edinburgh (using Talis Aspire) includes a  Dashboard with feedback on how often your resource list is being used and which items on your list are popular with students?

Note: you will need to be signed in in order to view the ‘Dashboard’ button on your list.

To view the Dashboard for your resource list click on the green ‘Dashboard’ button at the top of the list.   A short tutorial on Dashboard statistics will be provided, you can choose to read through the tutorial or exit at any point.

Screenshot of where to find the Dashboard button on your resource list.


The dashboard statistics show the number of page views, clicks on the list and the number of annotations made by students (the actual annotations are private to the student). The dashboard also provides a metadata check and suggests where you can make improvements. You can also see if the edition on your list is the most recent and if the library has a copy.

Screenshot of Dashboard features: total page views, total item clicks, total clicks within sections, total clicks on individual items. Where to choose a date range, and rating of high, moderate, or low usage.


If the number of views and clicks are lower than expected you may need to promote the list to students or try embedding the list in your Learn or Moodle course using the resource lists tool:

Adding the Resource List Tool in Learn and Moodle (PDF)

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