Add the OWL Course Readings Tool

For instructors using an OWL course site, adding the Course Readings External Tool will give your students quick access to their readings from within their course site.

To add the Course Readings Tool to an OWL Course Site:

  1. From inside your OWL site, select "Site Info" from the left navigation menu
    OWL left navigation menu with "Site Info" highlighted

  2. Choose "Manage Tools" from the top navigation menu
    OWL Site Info navigation menu with "Manage Tools" highlighted

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the list and click "External Tools" to expand the menu
    OWL "Manage Tools" screen with "External Tools" highlighted

  4. Click "Course Readings" then "Continue"
    OWL External Tools Selection list with "Course Readings" selected

  5. Click "Finish" to confirm
    OWL Site Info screen confirming that the "Course Readings" tool has been added

  6. You will now see Course Readings on the left hand side menu
    OWL side navigation menu with new "Course Readings" menu item highlighted

  7. When selected, Course Readings will open in a new tab

If you have merged sections or rosters into a single OWL course site, complete the following steps in the Course Readings tab:

  1. Choose the applicable semester from the dropdown menu and click “Create Course”Create a course readings page

  2. If you previously had readings set up or in process, please contact to have your readings copied to the new course site.