Activities: Leganto reading list

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The Leganto reading list module enables a teacher to include a selection of citations from associated Leganto reading lists directly within the content of their course. Please note that this integration plugin depends on a paid subscription to the ExLibris Leganto reading lists service (see for details).

Leganto reading list v3.3.1 (Build: 20180130)

Release notes

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author Tony Butler

Leganto reading list module for Moodle

The Leganto reading list module enables a teacher to include a selection of
citations from associated Leganto reading lists directly within the content
of their course.

The reading list can be displayed either in a separate, linked page, or
embedded in the course page itself (hidden initially, with a link to toggle


2018-01-30 v3.1.1, v3.3.1
* Display chapter titles for citations of type 'Book Chapter'
* Support course/list/section/citation ids of > 16 characters
* Add option to include public notes in citation display
* Expand list fieldset if it contains pre-selected citations

2017-09-29 v3.1.0, v3.3.0
* Initial stable release


Installing from the Git repository (recommended if you installed Moodle from

Follow the instructions at,
e.g. for the Moodle 3.3.x code:
$ cd /path/to/your/moodle/
$ cd mod/
$ git clone leganto
$ cd leganto/
$ git checkout -b MOODLE_33_STABLE origin/MOODLE_33_STABLE
$ git branch -d master
$ cd /path/to/your/moodle/
$ echo /mod/leganto/ >> .git/info/exclude

Installing from a zip archive downloaded from

1. Download and unzip the appropriate release for your version of Moodle.
2. Place the extracted "leganto" folder in your "/mod/" subdirectory.

Whichever method you use to get the module code in place, the final step is to
visit your Site Administration > Notifications page in a browser to invoke the
installation script and make the necessary database changes.

Updating Moodle
If you installed Moodle and the Leganto reading list module from Git you can
run the following commands to update both (see
$ cd /path/to/your/moodle/
$ git pull
$ cd mod/leganto/
$ git pull

If you installed from a zip archive you will need to repeat the installation
procedure using the appropriate zip file downloaded from for your
new Moodle version.
Moodle 3.3, 3.4

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
v3.3.1 (Build: 20180130)
Can be updated from
v3.3.0 (Build: 20170929), v3.1.0 (Build: 20170927), v3.1.1 (Build: 20180129) (2018012900)
Can be updated to
v3.5.0 (Build: 20180907) (2018090700)
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 3.3, Moodle 3.4
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 3.3
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 3.4

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL
VCS branch
VCS tag

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Activities

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "assignment") in the "mod" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to finish the installation