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Course Resources @ AUT

A guide to Course Resources for students and lecturers.

What is Course Resources?

Course Resources helps lecturers create and maintain course reading lists (resource lists) for students and automatically ensures that items digitised for student access are copyright compliant.

Students can find reading lists (resource lists) by logging in to My Courses in Blackboard or by searching Course Resources for course code, course name or lecturer's name.

This means:

  • Easy access to course-specific resources all in one place
  • The option to annotate and organise resource lists to help you make the most of your study time

You can find more information about using Course Resources in the Students tab of this guide.

To lecturers the system offers:

  • Assured copyright compliance and automated copyright reporting
  • Streamlined compilation of course resource lists ‘as you go’
  • Tools to help you maximise the value of resource lists for students

You can find more information about using Course Resources in the Academics tab of this guide.


At the end of 2014 Universities New Zealand renewed their copyright licence with CLL (Copyright Licensing Ltd). In addition to previous requirements, CLL required universities to implement software to facilitate e-reporting on the use of copyright material pursuant to the Licence.

AUT has carefully chosen a system (Talis Aspire) we know works well, along with the Universities of Auckland, Victoria, Wellington and Waikato.

A full rollout of the new system is expected by the end of Semester 2 2017, as required by CLL for electronic. In 2018, use of Course Resources will be required by all Faculties and staff making copyrighted material available to students.