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Leganto guide: Student engagement

Ways to engage with students

Student Discussion 

On the far right-hand side of the screen, there is a tab for ‘Student discussion’ which can be used for general questions about the entire list.

Each individual citation also has its own ‘Student discussion’ tab for use if students have a specific question or comment about the specific citation.   

Students are unable to see the Library Discussion tab so to communicate with your students use the discussion tab and public notes sections. 

Public Notes

Public notes can be added to individual citations and are used to communicate with students. To create a note for a resource, click on the citation and scroll down to the public note section and click add note. The note will be visible to all students in the citation section of the resource.      


Tags can be used to allocate readings as mandatory or optional. Click on  and select the appropriate tag for the resource. Tags with the mortarboard icon are visible to students. 


Leganto has an analytics option which allows you to see how your students are interacting with their course materials.  

Click on this button  to access the analytics from your list- it is updated daily.

You can see how many students engaged with the material and if they downloaded it, liked it and marked it as read.  

Student View

Leganto allows you to view your reading list as it would appear to your students. This is called and can be accessed by clicking on the three dots to the right of the heading. 

Like feature 

Students can also ‘like’ a citation by using the  button in the right-hand panel. You can see the amount of likes and views on the lower right hand side of the citation. 

Likes: the total number for each reading is displayed next to a heart icon 

Views: the total number of views for each citation is display next to an eye icon 

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Prescribed course resources

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